Community Interest

Prom time is here.  Prom preparation is important because this will be a day to remember.  High school seniors, one of your fondest memories should be how beautiful you looked from head to toe at this event  GA LA CAR, The One Stop for Beauty is a place where ladies can get beauty services in-salon and fashions online.  GA LA CAR offers community outreach activities to support schools and health awareness.  There are two workshops to help high school seniors ladies get prepared for prom.  Prep for Prom Dress Workshop and Prep for Prom Makeover Workshop were created with young ladies in mind.  The atmosphere allows you to feel free to ask questions, discover, enhance and learn how to pick that fabulous prom dress and makeover style.


The ideal shape is a hour glass. You will learn your shape style at the workshop. Although we all wish we had the “ideal” shape unfortunately some…

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Women Health and Beauty Awareness…From Head to Toe

braids5alopecia3e        September 29, 2015, National WOMEN Health and Fitness Awarness Day. Women Health Awareness should be from head to toe.  Hair braids are a tradition for black women.  Maintaining a healthy scalp is very important for optimal hair growth. Hair braiding is a great way to to grow your hair because it’s a protective hair style. They also give hair a rest from combing and heat styling. Beware of braids that are too large because the weight of the braids can promote hair breakage. Be cautious of braids that are too small because the can put too much stress on small sections of hair.

To stimulate hair growth while wearing braids shampooing, conditioning and massaging your scalp weekly or bi weekly with a natural oil are recommended.  Hair growth tends to thrive when washing the hair weekly or every ten days at a minimum.

HAIR BRAIDING and THINNING EDGES…Questions to consider to maintain healthy hair: Does your hair braiding stylist have thinning edges? Does her clients have thinning edges?  How tight should your edges be pulled to look neat? If your hair is braided looser how can your edges be maintained to look neat?  What alternatives does your hair braiding stylist have for you?

Streaks of Red Fundraiser for Diabetes

Local Salon Kicks off 1st Annual Streak of Red for Diabetes Fundraiser Jacksonville, (Fl.) We are pleased to announce that during National American Diabetes Month, Mrs. Gail Carter-Cade of GA LA CAR Boutique Salon, is continuing its Diabetes awareness events. On November 20, 2014, Mrs. Cade will hold the 1st Annual Streak of Red Fundraiser for Diabetes Awareness at 2640 Cesery Blvd., Suite 11. November is Diabetes Awareness Month and Red is the color.

The Streak of Red, hosted by Mrs. Cade, owner of GA LA CAR Boutique Salon and sponsor Diabetic Devahs support group will host this fundraiser to support diabetes search for a cure. The Streak of Red services has been extended November 20 – 29, 2014, Thursdays – Saturdays, starting at 11:00 am and ends at 6:00pm. Appointments will be accepted through 6:00pm. All participants will receive free red hair color streaks with a hair service. Refreshments severed on November 20, 2014 only. The Streak of Red Campaign is conveniently scheduled before the Walk for a Cure on November 22, 2014.

Affected by diabetes mmanaging glucose levels is an everyday task for Mrs. Carter Cade. It is her goal through awareness activities surrounding American Diabetes Month will call greater attention of how we take care of ourselves can greatly impact diabetes and to support the research for a cure. Because there is a large percentage of the minority populations who are affected by diabetes, increasing awareness, and access to education are key to the prevention and management. There will be continued efforts to accomplish fundraising goals and increase participation in her efforts.

It is reported that diabetes increases your risk for many serious health problems. Over time, high sugar levels damage the body and can lead to the multiple health problems associated with diabetes. Persistently high sugar levels behave like a slow-acting poison. High sugar levels and damaged blood vessels cause the multitude of complications that can come with diabetes. The American Diabetes Association’s goals for glucose control in people with diabetes are sugar levels of 70 to 130 mg/dL before meals, and less than 180 mg/dL after meals. Some complications associated with diabetes are heart attack, kidney disease or failure, vision loss or blindness, neuropathy or nerve damage etc.

Diabetic Devahs Support Group meet on the 1st Monday of the month at GA LA CAR Boutique Salon at 6pm to encourage healthier lifestyle and join the ongoing fight to Stop Diabetes. While most people are aware of diabetes a cure for this disease is still not in sight. The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. “American Diabetes Association.

A percentage of proceeds from selected cosmetic purchases or t-shirt sales made at the salon anytime can be donated to diabetes awareness efforts.

For more information, please contact: Mrs. Cade GA LA – CAR Boutique Salon 2640 Cesery Blvd., 11 Jacksonville, Fl 32211 904-487—9254 – Upcoming events information will be posted as they are made available at

Press Release: GA LA CAR Launches a Booster T-Shirts Fundraiser for Lupus

lol6Jacksonville, Fl.  We are please to announce the launch of a new online Ladies of Lupus t-shirt fundraiser at Raising the Awareness of Lupus Symptoms and Solutions to Save Lives is the focus of Ladies of Lupus Awareness initiative, Founded by business owner Gail Carter-Cade of, GA LA CAR, since 1989.
Mrs. Carter-Cade set up GA LA CAR Community Outreach to focus on supporting organizations that has affected her life personally.   Ladies of Lupus t-shirt campaign aims to raise $1000 or more to continue funding awareness events and the Lupus Foundations of America/Florida Chapter research for a cure for Lupus disease.  Gail Carter-Cade created the t-shirt styles.  These gorgeous t-shirts are original designs created with the vision to educate, attract ladies with lupus to wear them proudly and to fit the female body comfortably. 

When Mrs. Carter-Cade asked some people if they know someone who has lupus, most people replied that they “knew” someone who had lupus.  By the time the loved one was diagnosed with lupus it was too late and they’d passed away.   U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a report in May 2002 which indicated that deaths attributed to lupus increased over a 20-year period, particularly among African American women ages 45-64.  However, it is not clear if the rise is the result of an actual increase in lupus mortality or better identification and reporting of deaths due to complications of the disease. Trends in Deaths from SLE — United States, 1979 – 1998

While lupus is a widespread disease, awareness of the disease lags behind many other illnesses.  In a nationwide poll of 1,000 adults conducted for the LFA, 38% said they are somewhat or very familiar with lupus while 39% have only heard of the disease and 22% have never heard of lupus.  In an another survey, only four of ten young adults ages 18-24 claimed to be aware of lupus, even though the disease often strikes during the childbearing years.  A LFA survey of its members suggests that more than half of those afflicted with lupus suffered at least four years, and saw three or more doctors before obtaining a correct diagnosis of lupus.

Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that can affect various systems of the body, especially the skin, joints, blood, and kidneys.   We are confident that because of our efforts, we will see and impact in lupus awareness locally.  Mrs. Carter-Cade continually searches for new ways to give back through grassroots community events working to raise awareness and funds for Lupus research.
Join in with us and support our efforts.  To get your own shirt please visit for the original t-shirt with rhinestones and for the newest style t-  

For more information, please contact:
Gail Carter-Cade                                          GA  LA – CAR, Community Outreach – Ladies of Lupus          2640 Cesery Blvd., Suite 11, 
Jacksonville, Fl  32211                                    904-487—9254 — —


Jacksonville, Fl – Locally owned GA LA CAR Boutique Salon, since 1989 and Y and Y Beauty Supply announces their collaboration to sponsor the first free hair weaving extension and services to ladies who have thinning hair from lupus.  Thecooperative efforts are focused on increasing the awareness of the effects that lupus has on the hair, solutions available and funds for research, Lupus Foundation of Florida.

The Ladies of Lupus free hair extension services will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014.  It will be held at GA LA CAR Boutique Salon 10am to 2pm.  Hair weaving extension services will be applied by GA LA CAR styling team and the hair extensions will be provided by Y and Y Beauty Supply.  Required Consultations will be held on Thursday, May 29 and Friday 30, 2014 between the hours of 5pm to 7pm. The option to bring your own hair of choice is available or may be required.

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes inflammation of the body.  Inflammation of the skin is often an early sign of lupus that usually results in thinning of the hair and loss of eyelashes, eyebrows, facial hair, and body hair. Studies compared the hair diameter in patients with lupus and found they are much thinner, in general, than hairs from people without lupus. Hair on the scalp may gradually thin out, although a few people lose clumps of hair, 27%of lupus patients experience alopecia (hair loss).  There are others who experience permanent hair loss due discoid lesions which scar hair follicles.

Hair loss is one of the most devastating things that could happen to a woman.  Hair is considered a woman’s glory.  It can become overwhelming and depressing to look into the mirror without remembering how one looked before this disease set in see your hair thin out, leaving you feeling hopeless.  Low self esteem may set in making it difficult to find your place again.

More than 90 percent of people with lupus are women between the ages of 15 and 45. African American, Latina, Asian, and Native American women are at greater risk of getting lupus than white women.

Gail Carter-Cade of GA LA – CAR, entrepreneur like so many people in our community has lupus. This hair extension event is a part of her ongoing efforts to increase awareness of lupus.  At GA LA CAR Boutique Salon,free thorough consultations, taking in the condition of the hair, the size of the thinning area and the best type of hair replacement and style suited for the hair type to be blended in with the natural hair for the most natural appeal.                                                                                      

For more information, please contact: Gail Carter-Cade,                                                                                                                     GA LA CAR Boutique Salon 2540 Cesery Blvd., Suite 11,  Jacksonville, Fl  32211        904-487—9254 —  ladiesoflupus@galacar.comImage

Community Interest – Why Wait?

href=””>new shopThe first time I opened a business was in 1989. My brother’s famous words were, “how are you going to go in business in a deficit? My robust words were “that’s the best way to be because I have nothing to lose”. Between my online and shop I’ve remained in business for over 24 years. In December 2012 I went out of business because my landlord closed their building. Personally I knew that opening another shop was in my heart. I am so happy that I stepped out there again. I have recently opened a shop in a new location.

Yesterday on the Queen Latifah Show, she had stunt woman Angela Meryl on her show. Ms. Meryl quoted these very powerful words, “Don’t let your dreams to the grave”. I agree.