Japan tsunami disaster reliefWHITTIER, Calif., April 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Marinello Schools of Beauty, the leading West Coast beauty school, is proud to present the American Red Cross with $25,000 to help rebuild Japan after the devastating earthquake and tsunami. The funds are a result of a company wide Cut-A-Thon fundraiser, which took place March 29 – April 2.

As part of the Cut-A-Thon, 45 Marinello campus locations offered $5.00 haircuts to the public and $2 wristbands with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the American Red Cross. Marinello’s Burbank campus came out on top giving 241 haircuts. Coming in second place is Marinello’s Ontario campus and third is its location in Layton, Utah.

“With all our campuses joining together for the greater good, we are pleased Marinello can help quake victims in Japan,” said Dr. Nagui Elyas, President and COO of Marinello Schools of Beauty. “We’d like to extend a thank you to the clients who participated in the Cut-A-Thon. We couldn’t have done this without their help.”

A check presentation to the American Red Cross will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, April 15, 2011, at the Burbank campus:
Marinello Schools of Beauty – Burbank
200 N. San Fernando Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91502
Telephone: (818) 954-8894.

For all Marinello Schools of Beauty locations, hours of operation or additional information please call 800-648-3413 or visit .

About Marinello Schools of Beauty:
Marinello Schools of Beauty has been defining beauty education since 1905 and is one of the premier beauty schools on the West Coast. Offering a variety of cosmetology and esthetics programs, Marinello has created a proprietary educational system called the Marinello Method based on more than 100 years of experience, which combines theory and hands-on instruction. Marinello has 46 conveniently located campuses in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon and Utah and also offers affordable spa and salon services performed by student stylists under the supervision of licensed instructors. Information: .

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