Salon Owner Karen Welch Discusses Her Commitment to Aiding Children in the US and Abroad.
I have a special place in my heart for kids in need or kids who are suffering, and since I opened my salon, my team and I have tried to do our part to raise funds for kids with cancer or who are hospitalized, in orphanages, are hungry and more. I’m lucky my team is equally motivated by the opportunity to give.
Most recently we’ve been working with kids whose lives have been affected by drugs. Too many children are seeing and experiencing things no child should have to see or experience. We want to turn this into education for these kids to ‘go the other way’ and for the kids who are on the right track to stay on the right track.
I opened SoZo Hair by Bajon Salon and Spa, which in Greek means “save, heal, protect and make whole,” 21 years ago, and during that time a large part of my motivation to embrace innovation and drive profitability has come from my desire to help others. I was an early adopter of the Vish color management system, which has saved me $25k, much of which I have funneled into our charity work.