published Friday, October 19th, 2012

Cut Up for Life

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    Scissors fly as stylists provide haircuts at the 2011 Chattanooga CARES Cut Up for Life at the Chattanooga Market.
    Photo by Contributed Photo /Chattanooga Times Free Press.


* What: Chattanooga CARES' Cut Up for Life at Chattanooga Market.

* When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

* Where: First Tennessee Pavilion, 1829 Carter St.

* Admission: Free to market, $20 for salon service.

* Phone: 648-2496.

* Website:


* 12:30 p.m. Roxie Randle

It's way past time to change that summer 'do, now isn't it?

The perfect time and place to get that done -- and by some of the area's best stylists -- is at the 16th annual Chattanooga CARES' Cut Up for Life on Sunday at Chattanooga Market in First Tennessee Pavilion.

You'll also be contributing to a worthy cause. Chattanooga CARES provides education, prevention and support series for people affected by HIV/AIDS in 11 counties in Southeast Tennessee.

For many years, Cut Up for Life was held on the Walnut Street Bridge.

"The trade-off is the great exposure (at the Market)," said David Martinez, community relations manager for Chattanooga CARES. "It's better for us. People can see who we are, even though they may not participate. Or they may decide to participate."

Market visitors, male or female, may opt for a haircut, manicure or massage -- any one of the three -- for $20. For an additional $5, they can have their makeup done. For those who only want their makeup done, the cost is $10.

Participating businesses this year are A Better You Day Spa, Chattanoogan Spa, Eclipse Spa, Hair a Go-Go, Hair Benders, Kaleidoscope and MAC Cosmetics.

Martinez said haircuts are the most popular option for patrons, but the other services may increase depending on the personnel who can come.

Several salons, he said, are bringing several employees to serve as many people as possible.

"I think most people like to have those options," Martinez said.

Before Sunday, tickets may be purchased online at

Martinez said donations from the event will go to client services at the agency.

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