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Houston area businesses team up to provide prom assistance for inner-city girls

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Selecting the perfect dress for any occasion is never easy but when the event is the prom and your finances are almost non existent, you can become faced with a sad reality. The owners of Jazzy Girls Hair Salon, The Boutique, LAMIK Beauty and Twice Media were informed of a similar dilemma and decided to donate their resources by providing prom assistance for Houston area high school seniors attending Barbara Jordan and Kashmere High School.

“The Boutique” co-owners, Lauren Carmon and Sakhara Carmon grew up in the 5th ward community and attended both Kashmere and Barbara Jordan High Schools. Understanding the financial hardships that can often plague the community, the sisters took the initiative and reached out to Kim Roxie of LAMIK Beauty and Tiffany Williams of Twice Media to assist in their efforts.

“We cannot thank these young ladies enough for choosing to come back to their communities and do such a wonderful thing,” stated Kashmere High School Counselor Karol McNary. “This could not have come at a better time; I have had so many students come to my office requesting refunds because they could not afford to go to prom.”

Each student received the opportunity to have their hair styled by Jazzy Girls of Texas Salon and to choose from “The Boutiques” wide array of dresses, shoes and accessories. Lamik Beauty provided the makeup while Twice Media Productions captured each moment, later providing the High School Seniors with keepsake copies of the photos.