Ali Artz, owner of the Ambiance Salon in Hewlett, is relaunching her partnership with the Mondays at Racine Cancer Care Foundation to offer Mondays at Racine beginning Oct. 19.
Founded in 2003 by sisters Rachel DeMolfetto and Cynthia Sansone at the salon with the same name in Islip, Mondays at Racine offers what it calls “provides proven mind-body derived health, beauty and wellness services to women, men and young adults undergoing treatment for any kind of cancer. All the services offered at participating salons every third Monday of the month are free. Their sister, Karla Waldron, runs the foundation.
Clients can receive a gentle head shaving, gentle waxing, massage therapy, non-toxic hair dye and manicures, organic facials and skin care, pedicures, re-growth haircuts, therapeutic pedicures, wig care and wig styling. Clients are referred through hospitals and treatment centers.
“I feel so fortunate to have one of the best jobs in the world, I get to make people feel great about themselves someone going through a horrible, horrible battle with cancer, said Artz, who took over the business at 1344 Broadway in October 2018. Ambiance has been in Hewlett for roughly 32 years. “They don’t feel good and are not looking their best. I get to do my job for a person who needs it the most and has so many other things on their plate appearance goes to the bottom of their list. My team gets to unite for a good cause.”
Cedarhurst-based Rock and Wrap It Up! has also chipped in by donating 30 new wigs, Artz said. There are 13 other Mondays at Racine locations, with a dozen being on Long Island and one in New Jersey.
The services and the Mondays at Racine Cancer Care Foundation were highlighted in a 39-minute Academy Award-nominated short documentary “Mondays at Racine” that was produced by HBO in 2012.
Artz noted that all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Covid-19 protocols are strictly followed.
Mondays at Racine at Ambiance will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For an appointment call 1-(888) 966-6329 or go to, mondaysatracine.org.