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Spa show to help YWCA

Thu., Jan. 12, 2012

Weekend event features mini health and beauty treatments

This weekend’s Health Beauty Spa Show at Spokane Community College’s Lair benefits the YWCA’s Alternatives to Domestic Violence Program in two ways: A portion of the proceeds supports the program, and there is a food and hygienic product drive at the door to benefit clients. If an attendee donates a nonperishable food or hygiene item, $2 will be taken off admission.

Last year, the YWCA received about $3,000 worth of hygienic product and food donations, as well as $1,500 in cash.

“This is one thing that gets us through the winter months; it’s so greatly appreciated,” said Melanie Wilson, YWCA community resource coordinator for the Alternatives to Domestic Violence Safe Shelter.

The show features about 100 vendors, and many have several beauty treatments to try.

One popular stop is the Eye Candy booth, show organizer Rachael Swanson said.

“Eye Candy is a glittery makeup that stays on very well,” said Swanson, adding that another hit is the temporary Petite Glitter Tattoos. “You can try different treatments for a reasonable price.”

There will also be relaxation acupuncture, Reiki and reflexology practitioners at the show.

“The show is a fun girl’s-day-out activity to do,” Swanson said. “I tried some of the treatments one year, and it gives you kind of a ‘princess-for-a-day feeling’ with makeovers and hairstyling and all that.”

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