MARTINS FERRY - What better way to celebrate 25 years in business than showing appreciation to the customers? That's exactly what Just You in Martins Ferry plans to do.
On Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Wheeling Park Stone Clubhouse, Just You will honor its customers with a brunch buffet and style show. The event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to noon and will is being held at no cost for the attendees. In addition, all models in the style show are breast cancer survivors. Clothes will be provided by CJ Banks and Christopher and Banks.
Stacy Gilson, executive senior sales director for Mary Kay Cosmetics, will be on hand to show cancer patients make up tips. Debbie Weeks, Just You staff member, LPN and certified mastectomy fitter, said that Gilson has experience working with a lot of cancer patients to help them look their best.
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JUST?YOU of Martins Ferry is celebrating its customers with a brunch and fashion show on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Wheeling Park Stone Clubhouse. All models in the style show are breast cancer survivors. Preparing for the event are Just You staff members, front, Debbie Weeks; back, owner Jane Wine and Barb Hilton.
"We want our ladies to know that just because you had a mastectomy, you can still look good and feel good," Weeks explained. "We start by fitting you in a bra and prosthesis. There's a lot of beautiful clothes out there, and we'll teach you to do some make up and feel good about yourself."
Dr. Rosemaire Hardin of Wheeling Hospital will be the special guest speaker. Hardin, who specializes in breast surgery, was eager to participate in the event, according to Weeks, who noted the doctor made some schedule changes in order to attend.
A representative from Nusta Cosmetics in Shadyside will also be attendance. The company specializes in permanent make up - tattooed eyeliner, eyebrows, lips - and will be able to answer questions for anyone interested.
In addition, staff members from A Cut Above hair salon in Martins Ferry will also attend the event. Weeks explained that A Cut Above will cut Just You's wigs. "We've had people come for a wig, and they need to get it shaped," Weeks said, explaining that it's important for a wig to be cut and trimmed to flatter its wearer. "We encourage them to take it over to A Cut Above and get it shaped and see what it looks like."
Sometimes customers return and say that the wig was cut while they were there, and Weeks said that customers are astonished that if they still don't want the wig, Just You will accept the return. However, Weeks said this doesn't happen very often, because once a customer sees how good a wig looks when it's been properly trimmed, they want to buy it. "Everyone that has gone there (A Cut Above) has been very happy, and sometimes they come back and buy two wigs," Weeks added.
Just will also have on display their bras, wigs, bathing suits, and t-shirts. They will also have a bead box so anyone who wants to make a special cancer survivor bracelet may do so.
Following the brunch, Just You will be open that afternoon to do fittings by appointment. The fittings will be held at the Just You building in Martins Ferry from 1 to 4 p.m. Call 633-2944 to make an appointment.
Weeks said these fittings are open to everyone. "You don't have to be a mastectomy patient. There are a lot of women out there who just need a fitting - they don't have a clue what size bra they wear."
Just You is a medical supply facility geared towards cancer patients, specifically breast cancer patients. Over the years, owner Jane Wine, a Registered Nurse and family nurse practitioner, has watched the business grow quickly. Available products include wigs, hats, scarves, bras, bathing suits and cover ups, prosthetics and enhancers for mastectomy and lumpectomy patients, drain management camis and compression vests. In addition, Just You also offers special deodorants and cooling gels for radiation patients, a skin care line, oral care for chemo patients and special tank tops for patients with medi-ports. New at Just You is a maternity and nursing department that offers specialty bras and breast pumps.
Hours have also been extended to include the first Saturday of each month, as Just You will now be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition, they've also opened a second pharmacy location in St. Clairsville, located in the building that used to house the Elby's restaurant, 51520 National Rd. E.
Staff members at Just You are also available to speak at group meetings and events for no cost. They can provided knowledgeable information on women's health issues, skin care, oral hygiene, side effects of chemotherapy, breast prosthesis, bras and wigs.
If you are a breast cancer survivor and a customer of Just You, call 633-2944 to make your reservation for the brunch. Please call soon, as the event is limited to the first 100 guests who RSVP.
Just You is located at 1103 S. Zane Highway in Martins Ferry. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The business office is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 633-2944 to schedule an appointment with one of the certified fitters. You can also visit Just You Mastectomy Care on Facebook.