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Styling for Dollars: Bang Salon’s Orlando fundraiser

Bang Salon to hold fundraiser benefitting victims of Orlando's Pulse nightclub

Bang! Salon-A-Thon

Bang Salon-A-Thon

After news of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando broke, David von Storch wanted to help in whatever way possible.

“The company realized that, as a creator of safe spaces for people in the LGBT community in Washington, we had a role to play in helping the community express its support for the victims of the Orlando shooting,” says von Storch, president and founder of Urban Adventures Companies, Inc., which owns several local businesses, including Capitol City Brewing, Vida and Bang Salon.

So Von Storch, along with Bang Salon co-owner Nikki Esoldo, planned an eight-hour “Salon-a-thon,” with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Equality Florida’s Pulse Victims Fund. Customers will be able to receive any haircut or hair treatment they wish at any of the company’s four D.C. locations. While reservations are recommended to ensure a spot, walk-ins will be accepted.

“Equality Florida is a very well-regarded organization,” says von Storch. “We wanted to be sure our contributions were directed to the LGBT victims and their families. We thought this was a natural choice. It was an easy selection for us to make.” 

Bang’s “Salon-a-thon” will take place at all four D.C. locations (1612 U St. NW; 601 F St. NW; 1212 4th St. SE; 1519 15th St. NW), from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 17. For more information, or to make a reservation, visit

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