For this entire month, Pilo Arts, on 84th Street and Fourth Avenue, will be the exclusive Tri-State partner with the Z-100 Elvis Duran and The Morning Show, providing pink hair extension services. All of the proceeds will be given to Z-100's designated beneficiary, "The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.”
Vicky Galiatsatos, director of operations for the salon, told the Eagle that “Pilo Arts was approached by Clear Channel before Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October began, as the chosen salon for this charitable month long activity to take place, and we were proud to offer our entire staffs time and services to this great cause.”
Jude LaBarca, CEO of Pilo Arts, went on to add that the salon is already well known for its charitable work over many years. "Pilo's ability to donate over $1.5 million per year in services, is solely accomplished by word of mouth, whereby the charities contact us.
“It has been my policy that Pilo Arts NEVER refuses a charity's or a civic organization's request for assistance, no matter how many events they have per year. So as long as we get the word out, Pilo Arts is committed to giving back to the community with unending support."
"We have been humbled by the support of the Tri-State community. As of Sunday, September 30 (one day before the launch), we raised $555. In the three days that we began our efforts, we have had women travel from Long Island, New Jersey, The Bronx, Manhattan and Queens for the pink hair extension service."
Along with Jude LaBarca, Pilo Arts is owned and operated by Elena Solitario and Paul Pastore. They welcome everyone to make an appointment at Pilo and support the fight against Breast Cancer. The cost, which is actually becomes a donation to the cure is $15.00 per pink hair extension. To learn more call (718)748-7411.