“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: GA LA – CAR Beauty Salon Community Outreach 2640 Cesery Blvd., Suite 11 Jacksonville, FL 32211 904-487-9254 / 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 (LIMITED TIME OFFER) 904-487-9254.   Visit: and

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




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.  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 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                                                                                                                                             Location: GA LA CAR Beauty Salon, 2640 Cesery Blvd., suite 11 Jacksonville, Fl. 32211



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?

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