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Charity

Charity

Friends Are By Your Side is a consortium of Beauty Industry Leaders, Salon Owners and Stylists committed to donating much needed hair replacement and styling services to women and children undergoing treatment for cancer. Celebrity Stylist, television personality and salon owner Martino Cartier is the founder of Friends Are By Your Side. Martino was deeply touched and inspired by his dear friend’s brave fight against and triumph over cancer. Through watching her cope with the process, he realized how many women needed the opportunity to feel in control of their appearance (and feel better about themselves) during treatment.

Mari the Studio is proud to be partnered with Friends Are By Your Side. From hair shaving parties, to donated wigs, we are committed to helping women and children feel self-confident in their appearance while undergoing treatment for cancer. All services are offered free of charge. Currently, we are offering wig donation and wig styling. Mari the Studio is the only participating salon in Fairfield County, and one of only three participating salons in Connecticut.