Jazz’z Salon 20th Anniversary Gala

By Ashley

Jazz’z beauty salon brought Hollywood to the Fillmore district Saturday for their 20th Anniversary Gala. Specializing in natural hair care and hair replacements, the salon brought together artistic hair stylists and creative fashion designers in a collective fashion show at the event. Clients, residents, and neighborly business owners enjoyed a fabulous cocktail hour with singer Gabrielle Walters-Clay opening the show as cropped cuts, spiked hairstyles, colored tresses, and straight flowing manes were displayed in the fashion show.
Owner and stylist, LaTonia Jazz’z, was overjoyed with the love and support, saying, “I believe in giving back to the community. It shows that when people get together and stay focused and work together, many things can happen. I’m happy that the salon has been a positive pillar in the community.”
The Gala also provided an opportunity for salon owners to come together with entrepreneurs and internationally owned companies. Some sponsors and donations for the event included Aveda, Charlie drug store, San Francisco Redevelopment, Arlene Drummer, Tina Ernestine Walls, Carla Graham, Theodore Palmer of Creative Edge, Kendra Thompson-Assistant Director for the event planning, Stone Garden Winery of Napa, and Kali of the San Francisco Black Film Festival.
“Often times, people think that you have to be competitive as business owners, but it was good to see everybody come together. The community really supported the business, ” she said.
Raised right in the Fillmore district, LaTonia has inspired a community of salons and has been serving the community through the Entrepreneurship Training Program of Cosmetology, coaching others who want to get into the hair industry through which aspiring salon owners have succeeded. Also, her Elite Hair business sells 100% human hair, wigs, and prosthetic hair supplies for cancer patients; clients include Evelyn Lozada of VH1’s Basketball Wives and Jade Cole, formerly of America’s Next Top Model.
Jazz’z has been bringing the heat for 20 years and continues to bring Hollywood to the Fillmore with five stylists and a barber. Whether you want a colored fro, natural locks, waves like Evelyn Lozada or a short curl like Jade Cole, or just healthy hair that’s whipped with some shine, Jazz’z got it. Jazz’z Salon is located at 1315 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115. For more info about this business or to be featured in our “Beauty Around the Bay”, contact Ashley Chambers at amc10chambers@gmail.com or call us at (510) 287-8200.