FOR THE SIXTH consecutive year, 10 women from the Linda & Rudy Slucker Center for Women (CFW) in Livingston were treated to a range of style services at the Anthony Garubo Salon in Maplewood.
The CFW, a program of National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW)/Essex, is a resource for women focusing on growth and self-improvement, where clients learn skills to enter or re-enter the workforce.
The salon donated all services — cuts, blowouts, color, and highlights — as stylists consulted with each client with the aim of helping empower her with a new look.
CFW career services manager Patty Kremen said, “When you witness the transition in these women…as they walk out of the salon — it’s priceless seeing them feel so good about themselves.”
The CFW “has been amazing,” said client Dana Kuiper-Nauer of Pine Brook. “With everything going on I rarely get time for myself. This has been ‘me’ time that is long overdue.”
Salon managing director Janine Garubo Austin said, “We love this tradition, and it is the high point of our year. My staff and I are honored to be a little bit of a catalyst for change.”
The salon’s Moises Cabides said, “It is always rewarding to help out and give confidence to those who really need and want it.”
For information, visit centerforwomenNJ.org or call 973-994-4994.