Thursday, October 18, 2012

Tragedy in the Salon :(

I wanted to show some really great happy photos of nails today, but unfortunately tragedy has struck the beauty industry again.

Today in Casselberry, FL a man went into Las Dominicanas M&M Hair Salon and opened fire, killing 3 women and wounding one (the person who had a restraining order against him).  He then went to a friends house and killed himself.  I'm just paraphrasing, but for more details visit these USA Today and Fox News articles.

Also a year ago in October 2011 another shooting occurred at Salon Meritage in Southern California where a male gunman opened fire on a salon due to relationship issues and killed 8 people - he is awaiting sentencing now. You can read about that tragedy here.

I guess I'm still just floored by this.  How it can repeatedly happen that you're going about your day- getting your nails done, or getting your hair cut, and someone comes into the salon and kills you.  Someone you may not even know.  Customers, hairdressers, nail techs all get in the line of fire of someones anger over a broken relationship.  I'm just speechless and my heart goes out to all of the victims, family members, and friends dealing with loss or injury today (or in the past). 

Please visit Cut It Out for information about salons against domestic abuse/violence.  Please keep in mind that if you are in a potentially dangerous relationship, it may effect others around you.  Get help before it turns deadly.

I promise a happier post tomorrow.

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