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Salon raises $14,000 for “Kids Art Smart” program 

DonationSalon Roux, a full-service salon and spa in Paso Robles, presented Studios on the Park on Tuesday with a check for $14,000, the proceeds from a special benefit concert to celebrate the salon’s fifth anniversary. The benefit featured singer-songwriter, A.J. Croce. The money will be used specifically for Studio’s “Kids Art Smart” program.

“Kids Art Smart” brings local elementary students to Studios on the Park in Paso Robles, directly utilizing the artists’ studio setting for unique art education studying and creating works of art in mediums such as ceramics, collage, oil pastels, printmaking, and watercolor. Since 2011, more than 4,000 public elementary students have visited Studios on the Park for hands-on professional art classes completely free of charge and during school hours. Ordinarily these students, 47 percent of whom are considered low-income and at-risk, receive no formal arts education.

“Salon Roux holds a party every year to celebrate our anniversary,” said Jacque Leonard, owner of the salon. “For our fifth year, though, I wanted to do something that gives back to our community that has supported us. The ‘Kids Art Smart’ program brings children to Studios on the Park to paint, draw and get creative, Monday through Friday. I know that if I hadn’t been in art classes through school, I wouldn’t be where I am today.”

About Salon Roux

With a serene and nurturing ambiance, Salon Roux in Paso Robles offers a full menu of hair and spa services featuring a boutique of high-end beauty brands such as Kerastase, Bumble & Bumble, Jane Iredale, Éminence Organic Skin Care, and Royal Apothic, as well as an exquisite collection of unique fashion gifts and accessories. Launched in March of 2009 by Jacque Leonard, Salon Roux quickly made its mark being voted as the “Top Salon in North County” in Battle of the Salons, and was later honored by the prestigious Salon Today Magazine as one of the Top 200 Salons in America. Salon Roux is located at 821 Pine Street, Suite C in Paso Robles, California.

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