Mane de Leon, a full-service hair salon in historic, downtown St. Augustine has donated $800 to Junior Service League of St. Augustine’s Willich Kids Bridge Family Visitation Center.
Salon owner and long-time local businessperson and hair stylist Dana Mickler, recently held a grand opening to commemorate her move from a former location in St. Augustine to the new salon at 137 King Street. During the opening event on June 22, Mickler held a silent auction at the salon to benefit Kids Bridge. Event attendees bid on a wide variety of silent auction items donated by local businesses and individuals to help support the non-profit. Kids Bridge serves as a supervised visitation center for families involved in cases such as divorce, domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, and problems with substance abuse or mental health difficulties. The Junior Service League opened Kids Bridge, Inc. in March 2002 at 238 San Marco Avenue in St. Augustine.
“We are pleased to present Kid’s Bridge with our donation. I have supported the organization for years through my membership with Junior Service League and feel that I am fortunate to be able to help local families in need,” Mickler said.
Mickler has more than 17 years in the hair and beauty industry. She and her team specialize in custom and corrective color while offering hair cuts and styles, updos, makeup services, nails, waxing, retail items, and beauty packages for weddings, girl’s night out parties, among others. The salon features a custom designed, granite top color bar that is unique to salons in the area with chemical work and hair color analysis for customers in the front lobby of the salon along with service areas. Mickler and her professional staff of hair stylists include local residents Nancy Repp, Candice Stevens, Charlene Dunton, and Savannah Goller.
Born and raised in St. Augustine, Mickler shares a long history in the Minorcan community of St. Augustine. Mickler attended school at St. Joseph High School and during this time became an honored member of the Royal Family of St. Augustine as the princess. She is active in Minorcan activities, Junior Service League of St. Augustine, and the St. Augustine Chamber of Commerce. Mickler and her staff are all licensed cosmetologists in the state of Florida.
Mane de Leon is open for business on Tuesday from 9 am until 5 pm; Wednesday from 11 am until 7 pm; Thursday and Friday from 9 am until 5 pm; Saturday from 9 am until 4 pm. Appointments are recommended and walk-ins are welcome.