Axle Color Studio hosts breast cancer fundraiser

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In an effort to generate research funds for breast cancer, the stylists at Axle Color Studio, the 203 Main Street, North Reading hair salon owned by Lynnfield natives Jackie and Alex Williams, will be hosting a cut-a-thon on June 23 from 10 AM – 3 PM to support the Susan G. Komen For the Cure Fund (

 For just $35 ($50 with blowdry), guests will receive a chic haircut from Axle Color Studio stylists with 100% of the proceeds benefitting the Susan G. Komen For the Cure Fund.  In addition to affordable haircuts for a great cause, there will be music, raffles, mini makeup makeovers and food to make this a fun event for the whole family.  Appointments can be made by calling (978) 664-2800.  Walk-ins are welcome, though appointments are recommended.

“We were inspired by our client, Sue Salvatierra, to host this cut-a-thon,” said Jackie Williams.  “Sue’s maternal grandmother died from breast cancer when her mother, also an Axle client, was just 15 years old.  Sue said to me, ‘to think that my mother went on to graduate from high school and college, got married and had children without the benefit a mom’s support is heartbreaking.  No one should have to do that’.”

 Salvatierra, who lives in North Reading, has been walking the Boston Susan G. Komen 3-Day since 2007 and will be walking again in July.  “I continue to walk so that my daughter never has to fear breast cancer and so she won’t have to walk,” says Sue, a certified lymphedema therapist who helps people recover from the effects of cancer and treatment.  “I have several friends who are battling stage 4 metastatic breast cancer, waiting for that next clinical trail or new drug to give them hope.  I am also walking the 3-Day in Washington D.C. in October in memory of one of these brave people, Bridget Spence, who passed away this past March at the age of 29 after an 8 year battle with breast cancer.  She was diagnosed right after graduating from college.  6 months prior to graduating, she went to the doctor with a lump in her breast and was sent away because ‘she was too young to have breast cancer and she had no family history’.  She was from Washington D.C., so my team, The Pink Angels, is going down to support her family and friends who will also be walking.”

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Join Axle Color Studio at the 6th Annual Women Celebrating Expo on May 17th

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Learn to Apply Your Makeup Like a Pro with Master Makeup Artist Alice Upton

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Thursday, May 9th from 7-9 PM 
Axle Color Studio

During this Master Class, Alice will teach you her tips and tricks on how to maintain that balance of looking natural and flawless in person all while looking photo ready!  The look will go from daytime to nighttime, from soft to dramatic.  You will learn new makeup techniques, product secrets, how to properly use brushes, how to apply false lashes and what products and colors are good for your skin type.  You will also leave with a goodie bag full of hair and makeup samples!   This class is for all ages and makeup skill levels.  You will have ample time to consult with Alice and ask any questions you may have specific to you and your makeup routine (feel free to bring your makeup products and brushes with you).

Hors d’ouvres and champagne will be served

Call Axle Color Studio to make your reservation (we only have 15 spots available, so call today)!

Cost: $50

Can’t make it to the event? Don’t fret. Alice now offers her services right here at Axle!


Alice’s work experience in the beauty industry has spanned from working backstage at NYC Fashion Week for designers (such as Tory Burch and Peter Som, just to name a few) to photo-shoot/video-shoot work for authors and CEO’s of Global Companies at Harvard Business Review, and everything in between.  Her five year experience with leading makeup authority MAC Cosmetics has given her to the opportunity to work closely with the company’s Artist Training and Development team teaching Master Classes for MAC and training other employees to be the best makeup artists they could be.



Alice graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design where she studied Illustration.  One could say artistry runs in her family, as her uncle is a famous woodblock artist in Japan.  Alice has always loved the marriage of art and beauty.  As a little girl, Alice would watch her mother apply her makeup in the morning, getting lost in what her mother was doing.  Her passion for all things art and beauty developed further as she became a Makeup Artist for MAC Cosmetics.

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