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Gift of Life Launch Event

Hela Salon & Spa hosted the official launch party announcing the partnership of Shoot for Change + the Capital Breast Care Center on Wednesday. The partnership, named the Gift of Life Project, is working together to provide mammograms and breast cancer treatment for women regardless of their ability to pay. Held in the intimate setting of the Hela foyer, champagne and macaroons and chocolates were served as guests mingled and looked through the various ways to donate to this amazing cause.

Capital Breast Care Center provided beautiful custom-designed scarves available for purchase–Suzannah of CBCC announces the Gift of Life project and shows off a scarf

Walter Grio of Shoot for Change talks about the partnership with CBCC

Walter Grio donated these spectacular handmade greeting cards from New York Fashion Week–all proceeds went to Capital Breast Care Center


Donors also received a gift bag from Hela to thank them for their support

About the Gift of Life Project

Every woman that comes into CBCC to receive treatment will be automatically enrolled into a monthly drawing. The winner each month will receive a personal fashion shoot with Shoot for Change’s Walter Grio, as well as a complimentary salon or spa service from Hela.

About Capital Breast Care Center

“The mission of Capital Breast Care Center is to provide comprehensive, culturally appropriate breast cancer screening services and to promote health and wellness to women in the DC metropolitan area, regardless of their ability to pay.” Every insured woman who comes to CBCC for a mammogram, enables an uninsured woman to receive breast health services and treatment.

About Shoot for Change

“Shoot for Change is based on the idea that all the money from every photoshoot goes to a nonprofit organization of the client’s choice. Since launching this project on November 2006, Shoot for Change has raised $106,555 for various nonprofit organizations.”



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Dr. Sung, Alison Gregg and Shae Paye featured in The Hill



The Hill newspaper featured Hela Salon and Spa in an article showcasing spas in the Bethesda, MD area. Third Generation Acupuncturist Dr. Sung, Massage Therapist Director Alison Gregg and Master Shae Paye were mentioned in this roundup.

To read the full article click here.

Beauty & Style Soiree With JoElle Skincare

Hela Salon and Spa’s Director of Esthetics, JoElle Lyons, hosted an evening of festivities at our holiday Beauty & Style Soiree. The evening included skincare tips and complimentary skin consultations with JoElle. Monica Barnett of Blueprint for Style  gave on the spot style makeovers. Local jewelry designer Bonita from Neat’s Boutique had a trunk show which showcased her latest designs. Dr. Claudia C. Cotca from the Washington Institute For Dentistry And Laser Surgery  gave consultations on how to create healthy, white and sparkling smiles.



Jimmy Choo Shopping Event With Miss Sinergy

Hela Salon and Spa teamed up with luxury accessories designer Jimmy Choo for a charity shopping event that benefited the Libby Ross Foundation. Miss Sinergy 2012 Lydia Hu hosted a fun soiree with DC’s finest fashionistas. Miss Maryland 2012 Nana Meriweather attended the event as well. To view the gallery on Guest of a Guest, click here.

Crystal Jo Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Show

Master Stylist Shae Paye, Stylist Isabel Azocar, and makeup artist Kelley Unthank styled the models for Crystal Hannon’s launch of her Crystal Jo Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion show.

To view the fabulous clothes and hair, check out the full gallery on Guest of a Guest DC.

*Guest of Guest - Photograph by Vithaya Phongsavan

Hela Salon and Spa at Madhatter’s Girls Night Out

Hela Salon and Spa enjoyed a night of beauty at Madhatter DC. Hela competed against another salon in a beauty face-off, where each team was given the task of giving an on-site makeover to a lucky lady. Stylist Jason Paul and our makeup artist Kelley Unthank spearheaded our winning beauty team.  Dr. Claudia C. Cotca of the Washington Institute For Dentistry & Laser Surgery donated a $500 smile makeover to the winning girl. Check out the gallery for some amazing photos from the night and the transformation of our model. Congrats to Jason and Kelley for winning the challenge.

Hela Salon and Spa at Miss Sinergy 2012

Miss Universes at Nival Salon & Spa at the Collection

Miss Sweden, Miss France, Miss Portugal, Miss Netherlands, Miss South Carolina and Miss Sinergy 2011 enjoyed a day of beauty at Hela Salon and Spa. The lovely ladies were primped and pampered in preparation for the Miss Sinergy 2012 Competition.







Welcome Master Stylist Shae Paye!

Hela Salon and Spa at The Collection is proud to introduce our newest team member, Shae Paye.

For the last 29 years, Shae Paye has enjoyed cultivating her greatest passion, hair cutting. She continued her education throughout the years with International elite educators at Bumble & Bumble, Vidal Sassoon, and Tony & Guy. Shae’s intense attention to detail and ability to connect with people has established her as one of the most sought after stylists in Silicon Valley.  Her clients have included Tony Fadell, “Inventor of the iPod,” Larry Page and Sergey Brin, “Founders of Google,” Physicists at Stanford University and many leading Venture Capitalists.

To book an appointment with Shae, please contact 301.951.4445