By Carissa Woytach, United Way of Greater Cleveland Staff Writer
Editor’s note: Rock the CATWALK, United Way of Greater Cleveland’s Women Leadership Council’s annual fundraising event, features fashions from several local boutiques. This series serves to highlight each boutique’s unique style and preview some of the looks to hit the runway.
Providing makeup and hairstyles for community models at this year’s Rock the CATWALK (RTC), Charles Scott Salons has taken Clevelander’s ‘dos from drab to fab since the early 1980s.
Charles “Chaz” Henline opened the first salon in Lakewood with business partner Scott Lucci. While Lucci left the business in 1992, Henline continued, opening a Westlake location and then moving to Crocker Park in 2010.
“In high school I was influenced by my business teacher about free enterprise in our country,” Henline said. “I caught the entrepreneurial bug! Further influenced by the gentleman who was styling my hair at the time — who owned his own business — I studied that career path and decided to pursue it.”
The salon and day spa offers a complete line of hair and beauty services, including keratin treatments, extensions and gel manicures. The salon’s aestheticians are also trained in hair removal, body treatments and several anti-aging facials, as well as spray tans, Henline said. Having a Vichy shower room at each location, where the client is showered while lying down as part of other body treatments like sugar and salt scrubs, makes each location a true spa, Henline said.
“We are a great place to escape from stress in day to day living,” he said. “What’s nice about Charles Scott is you can get all these services at one location!”
Henline and his staff were originally approached by Sally Stewart and Kathy Delaney, the co-chairs of the inaugural RTC, to help with models’ hair and makeup. With a reputation for working on other fashion shows, Charles Scott jumped at the chance to give back to the Cleveland community.
Henline says each model’s hair and makeup style must complement clothing choices made by the boutiques, he is sure there will be elegant looks, retro styles, some modern couture and even some beachy waves — and possibly a high-fashion wig or two.
“Makeup, specifically eye shadow and lipstick need to be complimentary to the models skin tone and her clothing,” he said. “A variety of eyeshadows including shimmering shades of blue and peach and smoky colors will be available too.”
Over the years, Charles Scott Salon has volunteered its staff’s time and expertise because they support the Women’s Leadership Council commitment to providing Greater Cleveland families with quality early childhood education.
“It is a rewarding feeling to give back to your community and what a wonderful cause WLC champions for, quality early childhood education! I thoroughly enjoy meeting all the fine people associated with the event and creating lasting relationships. They all work tirelessly on the RTC. And when the music starts and the models do their thing, it is very rewarding knowing your team was instrumental in helping with a great event for a wonderful cause.”
This year’s Rock the CATWALK is Thursday, November 3 at the Global Center for Health Innovation. Doors open at 6 p.m. and tickets are on sale now. For more information, contact Megan Shadrach at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-436-2131.