Meet new friends, and get out of your comfort zone at The Salon!
Fall Fun Issue
A Spirited October
We might be (somehow) wrapping up the second week of October, but the rest of the month will be a lively one at The Salon. And trust us — you won’t find the events we’ve conjured up anywhere else.
Our music excursion empowers local women artists. Our branding workshop comes with a free headshot. Our gallery adventure involves a meet and greet with the artist herself. And our CBD convo offers a sneak peek (and samples!) of a flagship product. Plus, our harvest potluck doubles as a tarot card reading session, and our pumpkin carving evening comes with free craft cider.
You could say we do things differently at The Salon. That’s no mistake.
All of our events are woman-focused, but our vast community is made of amazingly unique individuals. So we don’t cater to a select few — we offer distinct programming that appeals to different interests, tastes, styles, and curiosities.
Join us this October for one, a few, or all of our community-centered events. The goal is to create new connections, vibe off the positive energy of fellow Pittsburgh women, and leave with a smile on your face (and excited anticipation for the next Salon event).
Until next week,
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Salon Events & Happenings
Explore Salon-specific programming centered on topics, activities, and conversations that most appeal to and resonate with women and those that identify as women.
Gather your friend group, and spend your Friday evening celebrating and empowering fellow Pittsburgh women. Meet us at Mr. Smalls for a fun night of live music featuring some of the most exciting emerging female Soul, R&B, and Hip-Hop artists in the city. Register here! (Salon members special code salonpgh for discounted tix!).
There's no two ways around it, parenting is complicated. So if you're looking for a group of supportive moms and mother figures who are also navigating the complex world of parenting, join us once a month for our Parenting Adolescents Meet-Up. Facilitated by Salon member Laura Jones we'll gather together to vent, laugh, cry, and be honest about your parenting struggles and successes, without judgment. Parenting isn’t easy, but our community is here for you. Register here for the series (October 17, November 14, December 12, January 16) or register here to drop in for the first one in October!
Start your day with a pick-me-up and conversation. Drop in to The Salon on (most) Tuesday mornings to hang out with (and meet!) fellow Salon members, warm up with complimentary coffee or tea, and generally have a good time. It’s a great way to get a feel for The Salon and connect with local women. Oh, and don’t hesitate to bring a friend along. Open and free to all. Register here!
Ready to set your small business apart from the competition? Learn the fundamentals of branding and how to apply it to your company during our two-part series. You’ll define your company’s unique brand, identify low-cost or free actions you can take right now, and create a post-workshop marketing strategy. Did we mention you can add a headshot for your website or social? Register here!
Meet us at Zynka Gallery in Sharpsburg for a unique opportunity to view their latest exhibit “Words and Other Weapons” and meet the artist Patricia Bellan-Gillen. We’ll also get the chance to chat with Patricia and learn first-hand what drives her powerful work. Patricia’s works intertwine historical and recent events, nostalgic and fairytale imagery, and personal narrative to create visually enticing pieces that will engage your associative responses. Register here!
Join us for our Fempreneur Gathering in partnership with Miror and its founder and CEO Cassie Guerin. Once per month, we’ll gather with fellow women entrepreneurs and business leaders carving out a space in the Steel City. We’ll learn about the companies each woman runs or wants to run, gain insight into the journeys of fellow female entrepreneurs, network, and genuinely connect with one another. Don't be afraid to stop by. Open to women who own a business, as well as those who are thinking about it, considering turning their side hustle into something more, consulting on their own, or simply want to know what running a company is like. Register here!
Join us for an exciting Salon conversation and product launch with Salon member and Fempreneur Molly Blaiser, the creator and founder of Sybil, a women-forward wellness brand. We'll celebrate the unveiling of Sybil's first CBD-based product and hear about additional wellness rituals she has planned. We’ll also chat with Molly about common wellness misconceptions, learn how CBD supplements are especially effective for women’s health, and how to incorporate CBD into our everyday lives. Who knows? We may even get the chance to try and purchase Sybil's flagship CBD product. Register here!
Pull up a seat around the cornucopia for the autumn installment of our Salon Potluck, plus the opportunity to discover your inner witch. Bring your favorite fall-inspired appetizer, main dish, dessert, or snack to share. We’ll toast to a new season of change, enjoy the autumn bounty, and tap into our spiritual sides with a tarot card reading courtesy of Rebecca Bloom, a spiritual mentor, professional tarot card reader, medium, and Reiki master. Register here!
Bundle up and join us on the rooftop for a classic October activity. Joey from Field Day will brew us delicious, homemade hot cider as you make the ultimate jack-o-lantern decision — will you go spooky or silly? Pumpkins, carving supplies, templates, and bags to take seeds home for roasting provided. Register here!
Become A Salon Member
The Salon is a place to dabble in the unknown. We provide an admittedly eclectic (but community-led!) range of programming. One week, it might be an academic discussing the gender pay gap. Next, it might be wine tasting and hipster puzzles. Indulge in new things with us! And if it makes you a bit nervous, that might be a good thing. Find out for yourself what we’re all about.
Keep an eye out for Blue House Bakery at farmers markets in Bridgeville, Mt Lebanon, Cranberry, and The Strip District. 💙The woman-owned pop-up specializes in gluten-, grain-, and dairy-free cinnamon coffee cakes, lemon lavender shortbread, chocolate chip cookies, and apple hand pies. She even has a select few bundles available for shipping. 🤤
Beginning October 19, The Mattress Factory is offering fun and educational After School sessions every Wednesday. 🎒Drop off and pick up your children at 505 Jacksonia Street, where they'll receive homework help, enjoy fun art activities, and get some tasty snacks! Questions? Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org 👏
Your vote matters! 🗳️Join the Asian Pacific American Alliance on Sunday, October 23 for door-to-door canvassing in Squirrel Hill. Meet at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in the neighborhood. No experience required. 💗