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Salon holds anniversary celebration and fundraiser

Hair at Eric Ringo’s has scheduled a 20-year anniversary celebration and fundraiser 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the salon, 349 Plaza South, Los Altos.

Proceeds from the event will support the Alzheimer’s Association of Northern California. Ringo said he organized the event in honor of his mother, Alice, who died of Alzheimer’s disease four years ago.

For Ringo, it’s payback for the help the association provided six years ago when it provided caregivers for his mother. He has set a fundraising goal of $3,000.

Along with wine and cheese appetizers, the event will include raffle drawings for Paul Mitchell products and 100 Riedel wine glasses.

Ringo credited his mother for his perseverance in getting through cosmetology school. At one point, an instructor advised him to quit.

“You’re not quitting,” she told him. “You’re going back.”

Ringo opened his own Los Altos salon in June 1999. He attributes his success to “integrity” and “kindness.”

“I love what I do and I love who I do it with,” he said.

For more information, call 949-3837 or visit facebook.com and type “Hair at Eric Ringo’s” in the search bar.

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