Gavin's Blog

Gilligan's Island Does Halloween Charity Ball Posted by Kristie

In our second year as the costume contest sponser, Gavin Scott Salon and Spa staff and clients arrived via the SS Minnow. With hundreds of entries, the Giligan crew placed third. $50,000 was raised for the Rotory Camp and Victims Assistance Program.

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bradazzled! Posted by Kristie

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Gavin Scott Salon and Spa asked clients to design and decorate bras. We were overwhelmed with 58 bras submissions by our wonderful clients! At the end of the contest, all bras were dontated to Akron Suma Hospital to the Oncology Ward.

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And the winner bra6 Josh Miner, who received a $50 Gift Card to Gavin Scott.. The only male entry!



show me the money! Posted by Kristie

Gavin's Taco Truck was a big winner at The Gourmet Grapes and Guys! We received the Show Me the Money Award for raising the most donations for the evening. Over $600 dollars was donated to the cause. Gurmet Grapes and Guys is the primary fundraiser for the Grief Care Place. blog tacotruck2014The mission of the Grief Care Place is to provide a safe place where grievers gather together, under the guidance of trained facilitators who educate, encourage and uplift eache other throughout the journey.


Giving so Others can live Posted by Kristie

20101201 redcrossOnce again Gavin Scott Salon and Spa would like to thank their amazing clients for participating in the American Red Cross Blood Drive. 120 donors gave blood, yielding 98 good pints of blood to help others.

The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas. These key areas are disaster relief, supporting America's military families, lifesaving blood, health and safety services and international services.

Best Salon in Akron Posted by Kristie

blog best14Thank you to everyone that voted Gavin Scott Salon and Spa the BEST salon and spa in the greater Akron area.

Akronlife Magazine received nearly 1,000 nominations and they shared their results in the July best of the city issue. Whether you grew up here, you recently chose this area to be your hometown or you live elsewhere and visit often, we hope that you'll find some new treasures on this list mixed with your old favorites. Want to support the "Buy Local" movement? Start here and then put your money where your mouth is.

Gavin Scott's 5th year cutting hair for relay for life Posted by Kristie

blog rflAnne and Anastassia represented Gavin Scott Salon in the Relay for Life by cutting hair for Locks of Love. Seven people chose to have their hair cut to donate to the organization that provides wigs for those who lose their hair to cancer.

This year Stow-Munroe Falls Relay for Life raised over $60,000 for the cause.

Serving the men who served us Posted by Kristie

blog valorGavin Scott Salon and Spa designers, Anne and Kelly, along with assistant, Alyssa, went to the Valor Home for the afternoon to give haircuts to some of the residents.

Valor Home of Summit County is a thirty bed, transitional housing facility funded through the Department of Veterans Affairs Capital Grant and Per Diem Program. The Home opened July 8, 2013. Its operation is guided by a diverse advisory council comprised of individuals and groups concerned with meeting the needs of homeless veterans.

A support worker meets with residents to establish a  plan that focuses on goals such as: housing, income, job training, education, counseling, and financial planning.

The residents daily routine includes therapy sessions that focus on self-improvement and self-sufficiency.  The goal is to end the cycle of homelessness so that veterans can sustain an independent and productive life style.