Lovely Salon donates 10% of haircut fees to ALBA school

MILWAUKEE – Lovely Salon in Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood is donating 10% of haircut fees in September to a great cause: Milwaukee Public Schools’ ALBA school, a bilingual K3-5th grade MPS charter school on the city’s south side.

ALBA students pose with supplies generously donated by Lovely Salon customers

ALBA students pose with supplies generously donated by Lovely Salon customers

So far, the school – whose formal name is Academia de Lenguaje y Bellas Artes – is set to earn nearly $1,000.

Lovely is also collecting supplies for the school, 96% of whose students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.

Customers who donate school supplies receive 10% off Aveda product purchases.

“ALBA school appreciates Lovely Salon’s ‘lovely’ support for our students and families!” ALBA teacher Elissa Guarnero said.

Interested customers can simply contact Lovely – 2165 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue, Milwaukee 53207, (414) 482-7271 – and make an appointment to support the school.

Supplies collected for ALBA students at Lovely Salon in Milwaukee's Bay View neighborhood

Supplies collected for ALBA students at Lovely Salon in Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood

Milwaukee Public Schools is Wisconsin’s largest school district, serving 80,000 students in more than 160 schools across the city. U.S. News and World Report named MPS’ Rufus King International School and Ronald Wilson Reagan College Preparatory High School the two best high schools in the state and among the 200 best in the country in 2012. In the past year, Milwaukee Public Schools posted a growing graduation rate 17 points higher than the rate for 2000.