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Hair show to benefit human trafficking survivors

Hair show to benefit human trafficking survivors

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Human trafficking survivors will benefit from a unique event taking place on Nov. 5 at the Century Club.

The “Diamonds in The Rough” Hair Show will include a silent auction with sponsors including Balloons Over Letchworth, Joe Bean Roasters, Chiwah Organica Salon and other local businesses. The event also includes a screening of the trailer for Miss Julie’s School of Beauty’s upcoming documentary detailing the sobering realities of sex trafficking in Rochester

Attendees will enjoy champagne and dessert as local hair models feature the creative work of Julie Chapus and other local cosmetologists in a red-carpet hair show.

Miss Julie’s is a Rochester-based startup nonprofit cosmetology school that empowers human trafficking survivors through vocational training. Chapus also is the founder and director of Christ for Kids Ministries. She holds a Master’s Degree in social work and earned her cosmetology license in 2017.

Guest speakers for the event include Chapus and Steven Neumaier, president of Goldwell of New York Inc. The school, with a tentative opening date of fall 2022, will provide full-tuition scholarships to those at risk and survivors of human trafficking. For more information visit

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