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“Behind our fabulous retailers and restaurants at North Hills you’ll find many family connections that range in relationship and dynamics. One of the most interesting ownership duos is Jenny Beaudin and Julie Burris – sisters-in-law who took a concept they loved and turned it into a hip and thriving business. The two opened the Blown Away blow dry bar at North Hills in 2014 when it was among the first of its kind in Raleigh, and they’ve never looked back. We had a chance to ask Jenny and Julie about their choice to blend family and business, and how they’ve been… well blown away… by the success of it all.”
Blown Away Raleigh stylists have been excited to to help with the Autism Society of North Carolina’s Catwalk to Camp in Raleigh over the past two years.
Shelley D. Jarman, Development Associate, says “The mission of the Autism Society is to provide support and promote opportunities that better the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum, along with the wellbeing of their families and loved ones. We pride ourselves on being here to provide service and opportunity for those families today, in the present moment.”
One of the ways they do that is through Camp Royall, which is just south of Raleigh. It is the largest autism-specific camp in the US and has been open since 1971. Individuals can start attending at age 4, and continue throughout their entire lifetime. The camp provides summer programs, day programs, and after school programs.
It costs $1700 to send a child to camp for an entire week during the summer. To help families offset that cost, they host the Catwalk to Camp event each year.
“This year clothes were provided by Vineyard Vines in North Hills. The models are all campers, staff, and volunteers. All of the money raised from the event goes to scholarships. This year we raised over $40,000.”
Above photo from the ASNC on Flickr.
Learn more about how important the opportunity to go to Camp Royall is for the participants and families:
“This is THE blow dry bar to go to when you are in town. It’s in North Hills near all of the shopping and restaurants, so the location couldn’t be more perfect. And for $35? YES, PLEASE!
When I stepped inside, I was immediately taken away to my happy place. We were offered champagne, wine or water and given the full treatment. Our warm and friendly stylists washed, blow-dried and styled our hair to beachy waves perfection. Cat was chatting it up with her stylist while I was about to pass out from total relaxation LOL. It was such nice sister and down time to have between all the craziness of traveling.
I just LOVED the clean white aesthetic inside and the gorgeous starburst chandeliers in the front of the shop. The glass shelves filled with product, recessed lighting, endless mirrors and cute little succulents were so chic. The “Hello Gorgeous” wall for taking photos just really brought the whole experience together. I mean, isn’t that wall so cute?? Love a good wall for blog pics!”
Hey everyone! We’re so excited to welcome CycleBar to town! We’ve arranged for a FREE preview class for Blown Away clients.
Here’s the info you need to know:
CycleBar® is the only premium indoor cycling franchise available in the world today, now coming to the Brier Creek neighborhood. As a part of our Grand Opening celebration, we are offering free preview classes to select influencers and groups/organizations in the community. We set-up a private web address for your charity/organization to register for the event and pick a bike. Each rider will be set up with shoes, towels, and a free water bottle upon arrival.
Please join us for a FREE class on Monday, 4/25 at 7:15 PM before we open to the public!