“Look Good as You Should” for Breast Cancer THE VIRAL LASH…with Rhinestone Bling The Special Occasion Lash for the Occasion That’s Special to You Introducing Eye Lash Collection Designed for Breast Cancer Awareness Jacksonville, Florida. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month is October. Preparations are underway for the 1st Annual “Look Good as You Should” fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is scheduled for Friday, October 11, 2019 at GA LA CAR Beauty Salon. There will be an unveiling of THE VIRAL LASH…with Rhinestone Bling, Special Occasion Lash collection designed specifically for Breast Cancer Awareness. Gail Carter-Cade of GA LA CAR Beauty Salon takes a personal interest in the health and appearance, and always looking for ways for improvement and to encourage others. She enjoys hosting encouraging awareness events to help stimulate, rejuvenate a desire to maintain their appearance as it can affect the way we feel about our illness and ourselves. Breast cancer starts when cells in the breast begin to grow out of control. These cells usually form a tumor that can often be seen on an x-ray or felt as a lump. The tumor is malignant (cancer) if the cells can grow into (invade) surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distant areas of the body. Treatments such as radiation, chemotherapy treatments can be challenging to endure. Some studies suggest that younger women, who represent about 1 out of 9 breast cancer survivors, tend to have depression and stress due to chemical changes caused by cancer treatment. Changes in the way you look, or simply the shock of finding out you have cancer might lead to feeling down hearted. There are others who may no longer cope well with day-to-day life. Trouble coping with tiredness, pain, nausea, and other symptoms. Unfortunately, these may become normal response to coping with cancer. Feeling socially isolated, sad or “empty” mood almost everyday loss of interest or pleasure in activities that were once enjoyed. Our theme “Look Good as You Should” will be encouraging to all attendees. The community will have the opportunity to get one of GA LA CAR Fundraiser Beauty Bundles, which will consist of a salon services (Pink Color Streaks), blow-outs etc. and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Cancer. Free Basic Makeover will be available with a pair of Viral Lashes. We believe that our audiences have the right to information. Representatives of all newspaper companies, TV channels and freelance journalists are cordially invited to attend and share this information to make this event a successful one. Ref: www.cancer.org GA LA – CAR Beauty Salon Community Outreach 2640 Cesery Blvd., Suite 11 Jacksonville, FL 32211 904-487-9254 / communityoutreach@galacar.com http://galacar.com/community-outreach/fundraising-events/ www.facebook.com/galacarhairsalon Upcoming Fundraising events information will be posted as they are made available

GA LA CAR 1st Annual National Hair Loss Solution Meetup Event

Jacksonville, Florida – This National Hair Loss Awareness Month has been celebrated in the United States of America since the year of 2001. Gail Carter-Cade of GA LA CAR Beauty Salon is launching the first hair loss “solutions” meetup to inform women of their non-surgical methods, products and nutritional options.
It is too common that women are now experiencing some form of hair loss or alopecia. Hair loss affects over 50 million men and 30 million women in the US alone. There is 1 in 4 women experiencing hair thinning or hair loss.
Hair loss becomes noticeable when the rate of shedding exceeds the rate of regrowth or when regrowth is thinner than previous. Hair loss or a form of alopecia are on the rise due to many reasons. Premature alopecia is due to over-styling tools and continued usage of harsh chemicals. Traction alopecia is caused from styles where the hair overly tightly pulled for examples hair braiding, draw-string ponytails, tight buns, hair weaving or tight fitting night caps. Consequently any time during the anagen phase hair growth stage when the hair is attached to the hair follicle, if that hair is pulled out it could cause damage to the hair follicle resulting in a hair follicle that can no longer properly grow hair. Androgenetic Alopecia occurs in men and women whose hair follicles are sensitive to the hormone dihydrotestosterone, or DHT. Over time, DHT-sensitive hair (usually found on the top and front of the head) becomes weaker, finer, and eventually stops growing.
Medical conditions that can cause hair loss include: Hodgkin’s Disease, Hyperthyroidism, cancer and alopecia areata (an autoimmune disorder) such as Lupus . Medications, poor diet, aging factors can impact healthy growing hair.
Hair loss is now a treatable condition and it doesn’t have to be permanent in all cases. Diets that include hair enhancement vitamins and minerals, external hair nutritional product regiments and discontinuing the causes of your hair loss are just a few ways to improve the conation of hair.
Don’t wait take actions now to reduce further risk of hair loss. The 1st Annual Hair Loss Solution Awareness Meetup Event will be held on August 30, 2018 5pm at GA LA CAR Beauty Salon. Hair loss or thinning can be personal and confidential. This will be a personal setting where you can ask questions, take notes as you discover which solutions are right for you and your hair condition? The latest non surgical solutions such as hair pieces, products and consultations will be shared. FREE Installs information will be available at galacar.mayvenn.com (LIMITED TIME OFFER) 904-487-9254.   Visit: http://www.galacar.com/salon/hair-extensions-1/hair-loss/ and http://www.galacar.com/salon/hair-extensions-1/alopecia-areata-grant/

Mrs. Carter-Cade formed Jacksonville Women Beauty and Health Connection Exchange Meetup to uplift, share and embrace those who’s beauty and health has been impacted from age or illnesses. Together we can connect and exchange solutions

Ref: https://www.finallyhair.com/blog/national-hair-loss-awareness-month-the-american-academy-of-dermatology-august-as-national-hair-loss-awareness-month/.


What are the signs of Alzheimer/ Dementia?

When dementia hits home it can be too late when you discover what it is and its impact on your loved one.  It can be devastating and hurting when you loved one can’t remember you or recall the great times you had together.  Alzheimer/Dementia is becoming more common in the African American community.  When I was personally faced with the way dementia effects my loved one I became compelled to do some research and share.

Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability that is severe enough to interfere with daily life. Memory loss is an example. Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia.

Until recently, most of our understanding of the pathology of dementia was largely based on studies of white patients.  African-Americans suffer from these cognitive impairments at two to three times the rate of non-Hispanic whites, yet they are less likely to take part in research.  That has created a serious challenge for scientists, who are trying to persuade more blacks to participate in studies — both while they are alive and after they die.

History of medical abuse of African-Americans has made them very reluctant to participate in studies.   African-Americans don’t want their brain separated from their body when they are buried, said Stephanie Monroe, director of African Americans Against Alzheimer’s, which is engaged in various efforts to educate people about the disease and its effects.

It is beneficial to become familiar with the following  basic symptoms in the event that your elderly loved one starts exhibiting them:

Alzheimer’s is memory loss, especially forgetting recently learned information. They may forget important dates or events; asking for the same information over and over.

Sometimes they may forget where they are or how they got there.  They may have trouble understanding something if it is not happening immediately.

People with Alzheimer’s often find it hard to complete daily tasks. Sometimes, people may have trouble driving to a familiar location or remembering the rules of a favorite game.

Sometimes, they may accuse others of stealing. A person with Alzheimer’s disease may put things in unusual places. They may lose things and be unable to go back over their steps to find them again.

5)CHALLENGES IN PLANNING OR SOLVING PROBLEMS                                                         Some people may experience changes in their ability to develop and follow a plan or work with numbers, keeping track of monthly bills. They may have difficulty concentrating and take much longer to do things than they did before.

The mood and personalities of people with Alzheimer’s can change. They can become confused, suspicious, depressed, fearful or anxious. They may be easily upset at home, at work, with friends or in places where they are out of their comfort zone.

For some people, having vision problems is a sign of Alzheimer’s. They may have difficulty reading, judging distance and determining color or contrast, which may cause problems with driving.

People with Alzheimer’s may have trouble following or joining a conversation. They may stop in the middle of a conversation and have no idea how to continue or they may repeat themselves. They may struggle with vocabulary, have problems finding the right word or call things by the wrong name (e.g., calling a “watch” a “hand-clock”).

9)DECREASED OR POOR JUDGMENT                                                                                               People with Alzheimer’s may experience changes in judgment or decision-making. For example when dealing with money, giving large amounts to telemarketers. They may pay less attention to grooming

They may also avoid being social because of the changes they have experienced.  They may have trouble keeping up with a favorite sports team, social activities or remembering how to complete a favorite hobby.

While current medications cannot stop the damage Alzheimer’s causes.  As Alzheimer’s progresses, brain cells die and connections among cells are lost, causing cognitive symptoms to worsen. They may help lessen or stabilize symptoms for a limited time by affecting certain chemicals involved in carrying messages among the brain’s nerve cells.

If you see these symptoms contact a doctor.  Discuss the symptoms and solutions.  Don’t miss the signs like we did.

Ref: http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/08/health/african-american-dementia-brain-donation-partner/index.html          https://www.alz.org       https://www.dementiasociety.org    https://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_standard_prescriptions.asp

Information: Gail Carter-Cade communityoutreach@galacar.com                      http://galacar.com/community-outreach/dementia/                                                                        Location: GA LA CAR Beauty Salon, 2640 Cesery Blvd., suite 11 Jacksonville, Fl. 32211



Jacksonville, Fl.  A local salon owner posted a video entitled “DON’T LAUGH …Eyebrow Shaping, Tinting and Fill-in Experience at GA LA CAR” has gone viral. https://www.facebook.com/gala.car/videos/1428129977252390.  Viewed by more than 1.3 million and over 6,607 shares. Gail Carter-Cade of GA LA CAR Beauty Salon created a How to shape, tint and fill-in eyebrows video and uploaded it onto Facebook.  She used her daughter Gala Cade as her model.  The video was a demonstration of two popular professional products step by step how to tint application and fill-in.   The video went viral because of Gala’s lashes.  Gala had put on her own lashes but these lashes had a little more glue on them then usual.  She didn’t have on any makeup.   We love lashes because they enhance your beauty. In the video the main focus became her lashes.  I was thinking that people would look past the lashes and see the benefits and advantage of getting their eyebrows tinted and filled in.

People have been cruel and horrible saying all kinds of hurtful things about my daughter and I.  I would of never believed that people could be so hateful towards young people.  It would of been easy for her to consider disappearing.  Thankful that she is strong. We feel like celebrities because people care that much about our simple video.

People began questioning the professionalism of the salon owner and the salon.  Gail Carter-Cade received her cosmetology license in New York and she was the first African American to receive a scholarship to attend Christine Valmy School for Esthetics, Skin Care and Makeup.  She also taught at the school and was a freelance makeup artist for Ebony Man Magazine.  When Mrs. Carter-Cade came to Jacksonville, she became the First African American to have her picture featured in the Yellow Pages under beauty salons.

While Gala was in elementary school it was brought to Mrs. Carter-Cade’s attention that she was having difficulties in reading.  It was noted that she had Dyslexia or Learning Disabilities. Once Mrs. Carter Cade became aware of this she began to learn all she could about it and ways to help Gala.  She  has graduated from high school and has been promoted on her job of three years.  Mrs. Carter-Cade became and is known as a special needs advocate in the community.  Mrs. Carter-Cade created http://www.whatzuup.org website and a soon to be released book to give parents more insight and understanding of special needs so that they can embrace and help their student.

One thing she instilled in Gala was confidence, leadership, pride and not to give up. These qualities has helped her stand strong against the negative posts made on facebook in regards to her lashes.  We now refer to her as Queen Lashes.  Soon we will be releasing more videos, raps and a possible eyelash line.

Information: Gail Carter-Cade 904-487-9254  galacar@galacar.com                                                                                                                                             Location: GA LA CAR Beauty Salon, 2640 Cesery Blvd., suite 11 Jacksonville, Fl. 32211     https://www.facebook.com/gala.car/videos/1428129977252390



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. http://www.webmd.com/diabetes/how-sugar-affects-diabetes?page=2#1

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. http://www.diabetes.org.

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 http://www.galacar.com/diabetes/index.htm 904-487—9254 –diabetesdevahs@galacar.com http://www.facebook.com/gala.car Upcoming events information will be posted as they are made available at http://www.galacar.com/events.htm

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 http://www.booster.cm/ladiesorlupusfundraisers. 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.  http://www.lupus.org/about/statistics-on-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 http://www.galacar.com/lupus/ladiesoflupus.htm for the original t-shirt with rhinestones and for the newest style t-  https://www.booster.com/ladiesoflupusfundraisers  

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 — ladiesoflupus@galacar.com —  http://www.galacar.com/lupus


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   http://www.galacar.com/lupus/index.htm        904-487—9254 —  ladiesoflupus@galacar.comImage