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Grand Opening of Salon Monet #2!

Shellee Mendes Opens SECOND Salon on Newbury Street

Event supports “We Love the Kids” Holiday Celebration

Mayor Marty Walsh to visit 2:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Shellee Mendes, founder/owner/stylist of Salon Monet and the only African-

American hair salon owner on Newbury Street is celebrating the opening of her

second salon on the historic street with a GRAND OPENING and ribbon-cutting

for friends and clients. Guests have the opportunity to support “We Love the

Kids” in Roxbury on Dec. 22 to bring holiday joy to 1,000-plus children and

families in need. www.gofundme.com/welovethekids2017

Mayor Walsh will visit 2-2:30 pm. City Councilor-at- Large Ayanna Pressley and

other VIPs also plan to attend. Governor Charlie Baker is sending a citation honoring

Shellee’s work.

WHERE: 168 Newbury Street, Boston

WHEN: Sunday, December 17 from 2 -6 p.m.


Shellee Mendes overcame enormous odds to become Newbury Street’s only African- American hair salon owner and now she is opening her SECOND enterprise. Raised in Boston housing developments and once homeless for years with two small children, she worked tirelessly and followed her dream to become owner of a thriving business, sought after for public appearances and a force in Boston’s charitable giving community.

Shellee always gives back assisting women incarcerated at Suffolk County House of Correction to provide job-interviewing skills, speaking at community fund-raising events, providing free make-overs to those who can’t afford salon prices. Great photo ops and a compelling story of achievement against all odds.

More about Shellee:

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/10/31/woman-makes- leap-from- projects-


https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/names/2017/07/20/newbury-street- salon-

owner-sets- sail-with- oprah/3PUdCugCODlcDzyubgzY2J/story.html