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Christie & Co. hosts breast cancer campaign

A famous high-end salon in Bayside is making its customers not only look good but also feel good about their appearance.
Throughout October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a portion of the proceeds from two of the most popular facial treatments at Christie & Co. Salon and Spa, at 23-64 Bell Boulevard, in the Bay Terrace mall, will go towards funding breast cancer research.
“We can touch people and make a difference in their lives in a little way,” said Lois Christie, CEO of the salon, whose breast cancer campaign started on Friday, October 3. “We try to stay local,” Christie added.
For any seaweed or four-layer facial during this month, 10 percent of the profit will go to City of Hope, an independent California-based cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, said Shiri Sarfati, vice president of sales and marketing at Repchage, the company providing products for Christie & Co..
The seaweed facial costs $50 and takes 30 minutes, while the 90-dollar four-layer treatment takes an hour, said Sarfati, explaining that both treatments are intended to condition and hydrate the skin.
The seaweed facial is cold and refreshing; the four-layer one gives both a cold and hot sensation, explained Helen Unda, spa director at Christie & Co. Both masks peel off easily, without leaving anything on the skin, Unda added.
“Our clients are mostly women. It’s really great to be able to give back and create awareness,” said Sarfati. “And hopefully you can teach clients to go for early detection. It’s one of those causes everyone gravitates to.”
Christie & Co. has been open for 36 years and it has been named one of the top 20 salons in the country.

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