City of Hope HopeCuts 2013 LogoThe only thing better than getting pampered and coiffed is when you do it for a great cause! Over 100 top salons and spas in Philadelphia and the Mid-Atlantic region will donate their time, services and 100% of their daily proceeds for the 18th annual “HopeCuts” event to benefit City of Hope.  On Sunday, September 15, 2013 (or an alternative date selected by salons), staff come in on their day off and volunteer their time to help cut out cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses. HopeCuts events and promotions will vary by salon, but may include specially priced services, entertainment, refreshments, raffle prizes and more.   There’s something for everyone – with a salon near you – for men and women. So leave the excuses at the door and get ready to get your styling on!

“HopeCuts” began 18 years ago and has raised over $4 million dollars.  The event began in 1995 when a local cosmetology school opened their doors and dedicated an entire Saturday to raise funds for cancer and HIV/AIDS research at City of Hope.  Today, “HopeCuts” events are held by hundreds of high-end salons across the country, including 100 +salons in the Mid-Atlantic Region.  During HopeCuts, participating salons will offer a women’s and men’s haircuts, with select salons  also offering makeovers, manicures, spray tans, massage and more. Individual salons may also provide music, food, entertainment, raffles, door prizes and more to celebrate this special day.  Our friends at City of Hope tell us that Raylon Corporation is the king of the mountain this year, providing top quality products to all participating salons.  Which salons you ask? Let us bring you are top picks – with many more to come!


  • D. Tails & D. Signs – Midtown Village/Center City
  • Elegant Studio – North Broad Street
  • Headhunters Hair Design – East Passyunk
  • LA Hair Design – East Passyunk
  • Luna Salon – Old City (Note: Event is September 16)
  • Salon Royale Court – Center City
  • Salon on 4th – Old City
  • Salon Tenshi – Northern Liberties
  • Signatures Du Mei – Northern Liberties
  • Toppers Spa/Salon – Rittenhouse
  • Tundella & Co. – Old City


  • Carmine & Co. Hair Salon – West Chester
  • Design by Michael Christopher
  • Essentials Salon and Spa – Doylestown
  • The Secret Salon and Spa – Levittown
  • Tina’s Salon and Day Spa – West Reading
  • Toppers Spa/Salon – Devon
  • Toppers Spa/Salon – Newtown
  • United Artist Salon & Spa – West Reading
  • Wyomissing Hair Salon – Wyomissing

New Jersey

  • Beauty Within Hair Salon – Pennsauken
  • Lil Lee’s Hair Studio and Spa – Sparta
  • Lorraine’s House of Styles – Hoboken
  • Village Mane Salon – Newton (Note: Event is September 22)


  • Salon XYZ – Washington DC
  • Toppers Spa/Salon – Dover

City of Hope HopeCuts 2013 Designer and Hair SalonMore salons and spas will be added and announced in the next two weeks. For a full list, including salons hosting events later in the fall, visit For the most up-to-date in-salon promotions and activities, please visit individual salon and spa websites, Facebook pages and Twitter feeds.  Also, salons and spas are invited to use hashtag #hopecuts13 to post their specials and promotions on Twitter.

“These fundraising efforts could not exist without the generous support of every salon involved and amazing corporations such as Raylon and we are forever grateful of their time and dedication to our cause,” Harry Giordano, Senior Director of Development of City of Hope, Northeast Region. “Without our salon partners and parent sponsors such as the Raylon Corporation, none of this could be possible. The products and support that Raylon donates to the hundreds of participating “HopeCuts” salons is astronomical.”

About City of Hope

This year also marks the centennial anniversary of City of Hope, and they have proudly met this celebratory milestone by making break-through advances in the following areas: Type 1 Diabetes, Cancer Immunotherapy Platform, developed a pioneering cancer drug, COH29 and T Cell Immunotherapy. The work conducted at City of Hope is shared with medical centers worldwide, touching the lives of millions of people everywhere.

The City of Hope National Medical Center and Beckman Research Institute is a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and has been named one of the Top 25 Cancer Hospitals in U.S. News and World Report.  For more information about how you can support City of Hope’s lifesaving research and treatment programs, please call 1-800-260-HOPE, or visit the Web site at  City of Hope, Where the Power of Knowledge Saves Lives™.

But Wait! There’s more boys and girls! 

HopeCuts Universal Warrior by City of HopeSalons that raise $200 or more during HopeCuts will qualify to compete in “Universal Warriors,” on Saturday, November 2, 2013, at 8:00 PM, at Voyeur (1225 St. James Place, Philadelphia, PA 19107).  Sit back and prepare to enjoy the most wonderously weaved warriors showcasing the best in fantasy hair from all galaxies and time periods far, far away.  Vikings, super heroes, alien forces, earth militaries, futuristic commandos and every hair-hopping warrior imaginable will pay homage to the real-life warriors fighting cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatened illnesses at City of Hope. During the night, enjoy the epic battles of good vs. evil performed by Brittany Lynn’s Drag Mafia. Salons will compete in seven different categories for top prizes valued over $5,000.  We’ll have a special ticket giveaway for this hair-raising event. So keep a close eye on our Twitter feed!

Disclaimer: Sponsored post courtesy of City of Hope.  Event is not sponsored by Philly Loves Fun.  All events above are for 21 years and older, unless mentioned. If you have a question about any event, please verify all details with sponsoring organization. 

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