Georgia Institute of Cosmetology & Esthetics’ Grand Opening ~ Ribbon Cutting in Gwinnett


On October 3rd 2011, Georgia Institute of Cosmetology and Esthetics (G.I.C.E.) celebrated its official grand opening and ribbon-cutting performed by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. People You Need to Know Magazine was invited to participate in this phenomenal gathering.

During the event, G.I.C.E. announced its partnership with the newest natural makeup line, “LAMIK” and its latest venture of becoming the premier sponsor of the “Nina J. Spicer Foundation.

A somber segment of the program brought tears to the eyes of many of the attendees because the guests from the Atlanta Union Mission were given an opportunity to share their experiences and close encounters with domestic violence.

However, a couple of men — Jack Daniels, a therapist known for serving high profile individuals and Jerry White, tap dancer, poet and author — who were in attendance, shared inspiration through Spoken Word, that lifted our spirits and restored hope to all.

Refreshments, giveaways, and gift bags sponsored by Strength of Nature hair company were provided for attendees. Guests from My Sister’s House and the media joined the activities that were specially prepared to observe and remember the victims and survivors who have suffered from Domestic Violence.

In addition, A “Pamper Me Day” was in full swing to give battered women a chance to feel worthy, loved and confident enough to begin to change their circumstances.

Pamela Hogan, the director of G.I.C.E. believes that the Institute would not be complete without a cause of its existence. Women and girls who need support have been Pamela’s ultimate motivation, desire and reason for creating a facility that will allow them to become self-sufficient.

After the ribbon-cutting and prayer, participants released white balloons to honor those women, girls and men who have lost their lives this year due to Domestic Violence.

This was a very moving event and one we will remember for a long time to come.

~People You Need to Know Magazine

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