How an award-winning salon hosts a ribbon-cutting ceremony

Event planner, Raquel Figlio, and the gals (and guy) at Mars Hair Studio really know how to throw a fun ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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To prepare for this event, Raquel Figlo of Raquel Figlo Events and Promotions worked closely with Mars Hair Studio to coordinate social media coverage, guests invites and everything else to ensure a successful event. The gift bags, which she also gathered sponsors for, where tailored made for the trendy gals in attendance and included a Dammit Doll, Bangstyle Hair Products and other great products that had me saying, “more!” She also got arranged for Chantel from CCH Photography to be the event’s photographer.

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The Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce was also on hand to support Mars Hair Studio and awarded them the Certificate of Recognition for the ribbon-cutting event.

The decor was very lively and parts of the studio, such as the hair sink, were creatively used. In that case, the hair bowl was used as a wine bucket that chilled lots of white wine bottles for us. Fresh flowers, balloons and oranges were also infused into the decorations. It spoke to the earth-friendly lifestyle of Mars Hair Studio.

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You might see Martis Duarte, owner and head colorist of Mars Hair Studio driving around in a cute little Smart Car and not think much of it. To her and her studio, however, living an earth-friendly lifestyle is something that comes naturally to them. The studio runs on L.E.D. lights, uses low-flow toilets and even the walls were painted with non-toxic paint. The studio is the type that is eco-friendly and it works because the owners are like that as well.

One of my favorite parts of any event is trying out the food. I get to try out new foods and beverages that I might not have been exposed to otherwise. In this case, I had the opportunity of trying out juices and dessert by Earthly Juices of Tustin.

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My favorite was a carrot concoction. I had three different ones and one had beets in it – and it tasted good! The folks at Earthly Juices were also generous enough to provide us with a $15 credit toward their Warrior Cleanse Juice (a Gilt City favorite). Honestly, it’s like they read my mind because I really need to cleanse.

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Appetizers were rounded out thanks to Greek Town Grill of Costa Mesa. They provided a delicious spread including tzatziki, hummus, spanakopita, feta cheese, kalamata olives, dolmades yalatzi and baklava. By the time I left, the platters had been wiped clean. That’s how scrumptious their food is.

I’m so glad to have been a part of such a great event honoring an incredible Latina business owner and friend. I wish Martis the best in her business and if you’re in the Orange County area, I highly recommend this salon as your go-to hair cutting, coloring and styling salon. She was, after all, one of Orange Coast’s top OC hair stylists.

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Mars Hair Studio 
107 East 18th Street 
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 
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— Pattie C. {LMVL} (@PattieCordova) March 26, 2013

2 comments on How an award-winning salon hosts a ribbon-cutting ceremony

  1. Organized Island
    March 26, 2013 at 1:16 pm (2 years ago)

    I loved how Martis styled my hair! She is truly talented. Congrats to Mars on their ribbon cutting!

  2. Megan
    March 26, 2013 at 8:14 pm (2 years ago)

    Did they coordinate outfits? Love it! Congrats on a new business opening!


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