The Pham family immigrated from Vietnam during The Fall of Saigon in 1975. This September, to celebrate 10 years of business for Visage Salon, they offer veterans free haircuts and spa treatment.
HOUSTON – In celebration of 10 years in business, The Visage Salon & Day Spa will be offering veterans, active military, EMT’s, police officers, firefighters, and other men and women in uniform free haircuts (valued $40-$70 each) every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this September.
Owner, Lee Ngoc Pham, is one of nine children whose parents braved a bleak and dangerous ocean journey on a cargo ship, with no food, to escape the invading North Vietnam communist regime. When they embarked for America during The Fall of Saigon their youngest child was only nine days old.
“If it was not for the bravery and sacrifice of American servicemen and women,” says Thu Arnold, sister of Pham and hairstylist, “my family would not be living in the greatest nation in the world. We’d be suffering under a communist regime. Life as we know it would not exist.”
Today, Mr. and Mrs. Pham and all their children are proud American citizens. Many of the children have earned their Bachelors and Masters Degrees, gone on to become successful business owners and professionals, and are raising families of their own. Bao Pham, the nine day old baby who survived the cargo ship journey nearly 40 years ago, works alongside his siblings at Visage Salon.
Visage Salon is enlisting the aid of their regular patrons to offer refreshments and drinks to service men and women as they wait. Complimentary haircuts will be available on a walk-in basis, and service members will be asked to present their ID. In addition, the spa’s massage therapists will be offering complimentary shoulder and back massages, while cosmetologists give the ladies free makeovers.
“We want them to feel special and welcomed,” explains Arnold. “For once, we will serve them and they will not serve us. It’s the least we can do! We hope this September will mark Visage Salon’s first annual event like this. We want to continue this tradition of honoring our nation’s heroes for decades to come.”
ABOUT THE VISAGE SALON
Visage Salon & Day Spa is located at 11910 Louetta Road in Houston, and provides services including haircuts and styling, facials, manicures, pedicures, aromatherapy, tanning, waxing, and massage. Owner, Lee Ngoc Pham, immigrated to America as a child during the fall of Saigon. His mission is to encourage beauty through integrity, creativity, and personal growth. More info: www.Visage-Salon-Spa.com.
Jennifer Grassman, Pham Family Friend