According to the American Cancer Society, the chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer some time during her life is a little less than 1 in 8. As a woman with many cases of breast cancer in her own family, local hair stylist Sara Larson keeps the cause close to her heart and has made a promise to help. Starting January 1, 2012, 20% of every full price appointment booked with Sara will be donated to a local breast cancer education and research group. The Sara Larson Salon Studio is located at 3525 North 147th Street in Omaha and you can book an appointment by calling 308.991.1914. With people like Sara stepping up to donate to the cause and with more than  2½ million breast cancer survivors in the United States, hope for a cure is certainly on the horizon.

Omaha Fashion Week’s spring show schedule was just released, along with a reminder that tickets will be on sale starting on January 23rd. Also benefiting breast cancer awareness, Wednesday, March 21st marks OFW’s first ever Survivor Style Show. This unique show will feature cancer survivors modeling clothing from local boutiques.  Hair and makeup will be provided by Inner Beauty, a specialty salon for cancer survivors at the Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center. Models will showcase collections from boutiques such as All About Me! Boutique, Chocolate Peacock, Post & Nickel, Roots & Wings, SKYZ Boutique and Togs. Tickets for this show range from $30 to $50 for reserved seating and $60 for front-row VIP seating with proceeds benefiting Inner Beauty. Tickets will be available at and all spring shows will take place at KANEKO, located at 1111 Jones Street. For more information about Inner Beauty, visit or contact Lori Fuchs at 402.354.7813.

Sarah Lorsung Tvrdik is a stylist, costumier, wife and freelance writer based in Omaha, Nebraska. Her style blog can be found at

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