Giving from the Heart: Teal Tea with SBJC - Salons by JC

Giving from the Heart: Teal Tea with SBJC

On Saturday, March 16th, 10 of our San Antonio Salons by JC suite owners from Salons by JC Dominion Ridge, Salons by JC Forum, and Salons by JC Westwood,  took time out of their busy Saturday morning to volunteer at the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition-San Antonio Chapter’s 2nd annual Teal Tea and Survivor Fashion Show.  The High Tea event featured a vendor market, finger foods and of course different teas.  Attendees were encouraged to dress in their best “high tea” attire and wear hats or fascinators. 

Maria Gonzales, Ovarian Cancer Survivor and recipient of Hello Gorgeous! makeover from Salons by JC

Last July, we had the pleasure of meeting Maria Gonzales, a 4-time ovarian cancer fighter and recipient of a Hello Gorgeous! makeover. Despite battling at an aggressive pace, Maria manages to show encouragement to those who have been recently diagnosed.  “The Salons by JC ladies were truly professional, sweet, and nice during our hair and makeup time before we rocked the runway.  Although I chose to sport my bald head, they had encouraging words for me.  Thank you to everyone who pampered us and made us feel super special.”

The beautiful ovarian cancer survivor fashion show participants of the Teal Tea Fashion Show

“It was a pleasure to be able to do the makeup for all of the ladies that to me are true warriors.  It’s not easy to be able to go through treatments and still have to be able to work, be a mom, a wife even on the days that you physically can’t.  Each of these ladies have all my respect, and I feel blessed to be able to be a part of that fashion show”, stated Alejandra Canizales from Beauty Rocks Hair Studio.

Alejandra Canizales, Kadia Shrader, and Millie Levi from the Salons by JC Dominion Ridge location

Millie Levi, co-owner of Beauty Rocks Hair Studio said, “it was a great pleasure meeting such a strong group of women, learning from them and having the opportunity to share with them this special day and making them look more beautiful than they already are”.

Millie Levi working her magic on one of the participants

San Antonio Chapter Director, Amber Wood, was delighted to have Salons by JC support this event in such a huge way, “Salons By JC’s participation was beyond what could have been expected. The expertise that the stylists brought was immeasurable.  Not only did these stylists donate their time to make our survivors feel pampered and beautiful for the day, but they gave them tips for them to take home and use.  From make-up to hair care during re-growth, to scalp care during treatment, these tips are invaluable to these women. They gave them more than a day of beauty, your stylists gave them the confidence and tips to carry that into their everyday lives giving them even more power in their fight.”

NOCC SA Chapter Director, Amber Wood and Ovarian Cancer Fighter, Maria Gonzales

Karen Toledo, from Jackie’s Divine Stylism at Salons by JC Forum said, “ all of the ladies that I did makeup on were so young and had conquered such a big battle, it made my volunteer work that much more special and enjoyable.  They were all so beautiful inside and out!”

Karen Toledo and Jacquelin Florian from Jackie’s Divine Stylism

“It was an honor to be part of this wonderful event, I feel good that I was able to enhance the beauty of these wonderful ladies”, said Jacquelin Florian, owner of Jackie’s Divine Stylism.

Jackie and Karen work their magic at the fashion show

Stacey Avery, owner of Hair by Stacey Avery located at Salons by JC Westwood said, “Working with these inspiring women was an amazing experience.  Each one had a story to share and a reason to strut their stuff at the fashion show.  I’m blessed to do what I love every day, for the love of hair and make the day of a beautiful woman, to make her feel extra special.  Tammy, who walked the runway, said I made her feel like a queen, all in a days work for this blessed stylist”.

The ladies from Salons by JC Westwood- Nellie Troche, Stacey Avery, Jen Delgado, Dulce Coss, and Debe Brown

A huge part of being a suite owner at Salons by JC is the community.  We strive to create a professional environment where you not only grow your business, but you can grow your community.  We are proud of our suite owners for their dedication to their craft and their selfless acts of kindness.  Amber Wood summed up the emotion in all of us that Saturday morning, “Not one of our survivors left on Saturday feeling anything less than stunning and empowered.  That is a gift you cannot buy, and all of them, along with the San Antonio chapter of NOCC, are eternally grateful for the participation of Salons By JC and their stylists”.

About Salons by JC

In 1997, Jack Griffey and Cecil Miller began their journey to transform the beauty industry one salon suite at a time. Like most young entrepreneurs, they started out with a big idea but had to learn how to start and run a business from scratch. After much perseverance and hard work, one year later, they opened Salons by JC in Dallas, Texas in 1998, welcoming beauty and wellness specialists who were ready to break free from the traditional salon model. The company has since moved its headquarters from Dallas to San Antonio, where it continues to grow through franchising. Today, Salons by JC has nearly 100 locations in 26 states and Canada and are looking to develop of 200 over the next several years. For more information, visit or


Blog written by: Marlene Romo Flores, Salons by JC Marketing

Back to top