Tom Slivka, Founder of Looks for Love and representatives of Ladies Hospital Aid Society, June Yonas, Laura Penrod Kronk and Carole Kamin.
Tom Slivka, a hair stylist at Capristo Salon and Wellness Spa, and Founder of Looks for Love with two models, Thea Souply (on Tom’s left) and Sydney Penn (on the right), featuring hair styles Tom designed for the event.
Starting in the back, left to right, Lisa Martinelli, Jim Wagner of Perfect Fit Canines; in the front Anita Martinelli-Land, a stylist at Capristo Salon and Wellness Spa and mother of 11-year old Jake, future recipient of a service dog; and Susan Wagner of Perfect Fit Canines. Susan is holding Landon, a service dog in training.
Performance by Nashville’s Caitlin Canty at CindyStock.
Suzie Vinnick and Cindy Bandula-Yates at Cindystock.
A pierogie race was held to raise funds for a local single mom who has stage 4 cancer at Cindystock.
MauraElyse performs at Cindystock.
Sarah Schachner and Nicole Fallert at the Medallion Ball Picnic.
From left, Sarah Hanna White, Jan Kubiska, Kelly Hanna Riley and Rebecca Freyvogel Mousseau at the Medallion Ball Picnic.
Dan Byers), Gemma Smith, Adam Welch and Nicholas Chambers at the Pittsburgh Biennial.
Charlie Humphrey, Laura Domencic and Dafna Rehavia-Hanauer at the Pittsburgh Biennial.
Looks for Love
When and where: Aug. 17 at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.
The Cause: Founded by Tom Slivka, a stylist at Capristo Salon and Wellness Spa in Shadyside, Looks for Love was an opportunity for the salon community to come together to help one of their own, Anita Martinelli-Land, a stylist at Capristo. Her son Jake needed a service dog, so Looks For Love partnered with Perfect Fit Canines, a local non-profit dedicated to providing service dogs specifically trained to meet the needs of individuals on the autism spectrum. More than $20,000 was raised at this first-time event, enough for Jake’s dog with some left to help other kids.
#SEEN: Salons participating in the show of hair fashions included Capristo, Salon 5844, Pure and Jeffrey Smith Studio. Guests included Laura Penrod Kronk, Carole Kamin and June Yonas representing the Ladies Hospital Aid Society and their Pups with Purpose program; Lisa Martinelli from Highmark; Dr. Maryanne Hugo; Roman Capristo and his mother, Cheech; Brenda Yurick; Susan and Jim Wagner from Perfect Fit Canines.
When and where: A perfect summer day was the backdrop for Cindystock 11 on Aug. 16; an outdoor music festival at the 3-acre Franklin Park home of founders Cindy and Ted Yates.
Party for a purpose: Performers included Toronto’s Suzie Vinnick, Nashville’s Caitlin Canty and local favorites Shari Richards, Norm Nardini and Maura Elyse. 2014 beneficiaries included Adagio Health, Satchels of Caring, Obediah Cole Foundation, UPCI Colon Project, Hair Peace Charities and the Cancer Caring Center. Most popular (besides the full picnic feast) was the twilight candlelight ceremony honoring celebrating strength and cancer survivorship.
Medallion Ball Picnic
The place: The St. Lucy’s Auxiliary Medallion Picnic was held Aug. 16 in Fox Chapel. The Medallion Ball candidates enjoyed the event hosted by Annie Engel, Mollie Lang and Kelly Riley.
Picnic with a purpose: The community project this year was packaging personal care products to be distributed at the Bethlehem Haven adult shelter for women. This organization provides a number of services including emergency shelter, transitional housing, meals, medical and mental health services, to women in the Pittsburgh area.
The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts was hopping on Aug. 15 with a spill-over crowd nearing 680 people to celebrate the opening of the expanded 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial exhibition, which first began in 1994. The Lee Robinson Quartet played jazz on the patio as art enthusiasts poured into the Marshall House galleries to see the work of more than 20 artists.
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