Arno’s tip of the month is back! Though everyone has different hair types, hair care across the board should essentially be the same. One way to educate yourself on better hair care is to understand the structure of hair itself. No matter what the texture of your hair is, whether it be very coarse and curly or very fine and straight, the cycle of hair … Continue reading Salon & Beauty: Arno’s July Tips
As a hair stylist, one of Arno’s passions is to educate women about the best care of their hair. Good hair care doesn’t only happen in the salon chair, and it doesn’t only require expensive products! For June, Arno’s hair care tip is: hydration. Hydration is the key to healthy hair. It’s important to understand that hair is nothing more than an extension of your … Continue reading Salon & Beauty: Arno’s Tip of the Month
Arno Brown recently joined Dress for Success Oregon as a volunteer hair stylist every Wednesday. As a trained and experienced professional, Arno uses his expertise to change our clients’ perspective of themselves; they often leave the salon smiling and with rejuvenated confidence. “As a stylist I am in the business of making people feel good about themselves. I make it my mission to cater to … Continue reading Salon & Beauty: Arno Brown Brings Expertise and Confidence Boosts to DFSO
Stephy Fajardo is a long-time volunteer at DFSO, serving the organization since 1999. Her initial project was working alongside Karen and Barb to produce the first before and after photo shoot of a client makeover that appeared in a DFSO brochure. Volunteering at DFSO, puts her life in perspective and she finds her strengths of compassion and self-acceptance come in handy on a daily basis. … Continue reading Volunteer Spotlight: Stephy Fajardo
Photo caption: Monique Barton (right), Senior Vice President at Bank of America, and Jessica Hewitt (left), Vice President at Bank of America, present Dress For Success Oregon with a $15,000 grant for a new program helping young women find employment after leaving the foster care system. We are in the planning stages of an exciting new program called HYPE (Help Young People Excel) and Bank … Continue reading Bank of America is Helping Young Women Leaving Foster Care
Dennise Kowalczyk is an experienced fundraiser and communications professional so it is no surprise that she is a project lead for a special project to raise money for the DFSO building expansion. Although a new volunteer to our organization, her passion and excitement is evident as she handed over the preliminary tools and information for the campaign. Dennise believes, “Empowering women to be economically independent … Continue reading Volunteer Spotlight: Dennise Kowalczyk
Earlier in the spring, Dress for Success hosted our gala event, Celebrate Success. It’s a fundraiser that shines a light on the accomplishments of the women who go through Dress for Success’s programs, and every year, we have the support of so many people. Today, we’d like to highlight our fashion partners. Our fashion partners help make our event successful — and trendy! Learn more about … Continue reading Who Were This Year’s Fashion Partners?
California Closets made it happen for DFSO! Dress For Success Oregon (DFSO) started the new year off right with a remodel of our clothing storeroom, compliments of Portland California Closets (see photos at the end of the post). As Darci Fredricks, owner and Chief Culture Officer at the local store tells it, “In 2015, there was an option to be one of the first 15 … Continue reading New Years’ Resolution to Clean your Closet?
Tucked in a small, closet-like space in The Pearl in 1998, Karen Fishel and Barb Attridge, DFSO founders, could probably have never imagined where their vision would take them. But if you have ever spent any time with either of these amazing ladies, you will instantly see their passion and singular focus on helping women change their lives for the better. “We are on a … Continue reading DFSO Founders, Barb Attridge & Karen Fishel, Named 2016 Portland First Citizens
Kathie England has been a long term fixture at DSFO beginning her role as a volunteer in January 2002. Given her tenure, she has played many roles in the organization including lead personal shopper, volunteer trainer, meeting facilitator, board member for Acey’s Closet and mentor and co-chair for Portlandia Mentor program. And if that isn’t enough, Kathie always has a smile on her face and … Continue reading Volunteer Spotlight: Kathie England