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Aliso Viejo salon continues to give back

Tribeca Salon is recently raised more than $2,000 in its annual Cut-a-thon on October 5 for the Village of Hope homeless shelter in Tustin.

The daylong event  at 6 Journey #155 featured live music, tacos, raffles, a silent auction and balloon diva for kids. Proceeds from the $25 haircuts went directly to the Village of Hope.

The cause is near and dear to Tim and Treeny Telles who own and operate Tribeca Salon.  Along with the annual cut-a-thon, Tim heads up a volunteer effort to help the women and men of the homeless shelter look and feel better. He organizes volunteers to give haircuts, hair color and new hair styles.

“They are so thankful for the services we provide," Tim said. "Some have not had a cut or color in a long time. I had a client who lost everything to alcohol and a young girl with a baby who had no support. These people could be your next-door neighbors…”

In addition to working with the homeless, Tim is busy running Tribeca Salon. Tim and Treeny opened the business in February 2007 after working at a salon in Laguna Niguel that shut its doors.

"We were looking for a quiet location with plenty of parking," he said. "Aliso Viejo is a great community with lots of young families."

Tribeca Salon specializes in haircuts, hair color, weaves, facials and massage, catering to all ages from infants to adults. When you enter Tribeca,  you are welcomed by a friendly face. Customer service is number one to Tim and Treeny. They say their salon is "a little bit of New York without the rush."

Like many businesses, though, the salon has experienced its ups and downs.

"We opened in 2007 and that is when the recession hit Orange County," Tim said. "We opened with one stylist along with Treeny and myself. It has been a tough seven years, but Tribeca Salon is alive and well with nine stylists and one skincare gal. We have room for two more stylists."

Tim said they are also seeking hairstylists to volunteer one day a month at the Village of Hope.

For more information, call 949-916-2400. Information about the Village of Hope is available at http://www.rescuemission.org/services/village-of-hope/