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ciccotello_headshotArtist Mike Ciccotello offers a glimpse into his DAYDREAMS, during a November 22 art event at Salon Concrete in Red Bank.

Press release from Salon Concrete

For the latest in a series of art and cultural events hosted at Salon Concrete, the downtown Red Bank hair studio teams with artist  Mike Ciccotello for a new exhibit entitled “Daydreams.”  Comprised of different mediums, acrylic, oil, skateboard pieces, as well as pen and ink, the collection of artworks is a snapshot from the artist’s mind; “a glimpse into his daydreams.”

The opening reception of “Daydreams” will be celebrated on Saturday, November 22 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at Salon Concrete, 123 Broad Street.  Attendees will have the opportunity to view a display of Ciccotello’s work while experiencing a preview of Spring/Summer haircuts and color crafted by Christine Zilinski’s Salon Concrete team. Guests will also enjoy music from DJ Foggy Notion, appetizers and tastings from Hostess Helper and The Cheese Cave. The event is free and open to the public.

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Hair4HeroesPress release from Hometown Heroes

All around us there are people in need: hungry kids, homeless veterans, teen moms, ailing seniors, and so many more.  In every community, our friends and neighbors are experiencing enormous challenges in their lives and can use a helping hand. Eager to help make a difference, “Hair for Heroes” is a nationwide fundraising event created by Christine Zilinski of Salon Concrete in partnership with Hometown Heroes, an organization that provides financial support, professional assistance and advocacy to any individual or family who suddenly finds themselves in a crisis.

On Monday, November 10, 2014 Salon Concrete will host a “Hair for Heroes” day in the salon, offering haircuts for a $50 donation to support Hometown Heroes and those who are struggling in the community. Salon guests will receive top quality haircuts, and will feel good about supporting a cause that directly impacts their own local community.

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THE BROADWAY DOLLS PRESS PIC 1The Broadway Dolls, featuring Hollie Howard (center), bring the excitement for Waves of Support, a September fundraising gala to benefit a group of ten Shore communities and locally based nonprofits.

Press release from Navesink Business Group

The officers of Navesink Business Group have announced that tickets are on sale for the organization’s annual Waves of Support fundraising gala benefitting locally based charities.

Presented under the theme “A Taste of Broadway on the Promenade,” this year’s event will take place on Monday, September 22, 2014, at the historic Molly Pitcher Inn. The evening begins with cocktails at 6 pm, and includes a silent auction, spectacular entertainment, and a five-course dinner featuring selections from some stars of Monmouth County’s culinary landscape.

Headlining the evening’s entertainment will be a performance by The Broadway Dolls, the dynamic “girl group” founded by Hollie Howard, and featuring cast members from such Broadway hits as Mamma Mia, Rock of Ages and Jersey Boys.

Dinner will include hors d’oeuvres and several courses prepared by some of Monmouth County’s top dining spots, among them Ama Ristorante, Danny’s Steak House, David Burke Fromagerie, Soul Kitchen, Teak, The Bistro, The Cheese Cave and Zoe, in addition the executive chefs from The Molly Pitcher Inn and The Oyster Point Hotel.

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JimmyLeslieCLEARWATER MOTEL and other paintings by Shrewsbury-based artist Jimmy Leslie will be on display this Saturday night during a special opening reception for the exhibit LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION!, hosted at Salon Concrete in Red Bank.

“Location! Location! Location!” is the mantra we’ve often heard espoused as the key to business success — and this Saturday evening, June 14, downtown Red Bank’s Salon Concrete will the location of choice, as Shrewsbury-based artist Jimmy Leslie presents a reception for the solo show of that name. Kicking off at 6 pm, the exhibit offers an opportunity to sample the landscape paintings and mixed-media work of the artist, through scenes of his travels that have ranged from New England, Florida and the American Southwest, to the view right outside his studio window.

Finding the same picture-perfect beauty in a motel swimming pool as he does in a pastoral babbling brook (or in Shrewsbury’s Obre Place as in a scenic wooded footpath), the artist causes us to take a closer look at the color and composition that exist in the most seemingly mundane of settings. Sponsored by the Liquitex and Winsor & Newton brands, the event is keyed into the manufacturers’ community programs, with ten percent of proceeds donated to the nonprofit Hometown Heroes — the Toms River office of which, a leading outpost of the Restore the Shore Hurricane Sandy Relief campaign, was itself destroyed by a three-alarm fire in May.

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Christine Zilinski of Salon Concrete styles the hair of Maritza Soler of Port Monmouth, in a file photo from 2012.

From press materials furnished by J Jems Communications

When the Jersey Shore was ravaged by Hurricane Sandy, Salon Concrete owner Christine Zilinski stepped up to create a grass-roots relief effort — one that, as it turned out, showed its roots far beyond the greater Green.

As reported here on redbankgreen, the “Scissors for Sandy” endeavor drew together the tonsorial talents of dozens of hair styling professionals — all of them contacts of Zilinski’s, through her nationwide work as an in-demand trainer in styling trends and techniques — for a fundraising event that led to the creation of the “Concrete Cares” campaign.

Now she is harnessing the power of the beauty industry once again, for a community much farther from home — Taclocan, Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan created massive destruction there, affecting 11 million people and wiping out 1.1 million homes.

In response, Zilinski and the Salon Concrete team created “Hairdressers for Haiyan,” a special event dedicated to raising funds to send a team of people to Taclocan.  The event will be held at the Broad Street salon on Sunday, January 19 between the hours of 10 am to 7 pm. Guests will be asked to donate $50 for a haircut and style — and one hundred percent of the proceeds will go directly to the nonprofit Hometown Heroes, to defray the cost of a six-person team traveling to Tacloban to aid in the recovery efforts.

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