Hairstylists use talents to help homeless women, disadvantaged teens
PRESCOTT - Marnie Dunne and Jamie Buttke were stylists to the stars when they worked in the Valley of the Sun.
However, they also count clients of more modest means among their mix, and have done volunteer work brightening the looks of disadvantaged teenage girls and homeless women.
"We do a lot of volunteer work with the homeless, and we also (style) the disadvantaged teens from Teens' Closet," Dunne said.
Buttke said she and Dunne aim to create a positive atmosphere and help the community.
Dunne and Buttke, who have known each other for 25 years, received advanced training at the Carsten Institute in Scottsdale.
Dunne opened Marnie's Salon 12 years ago at 342 S. Montezuma St., Suite C. Buttke, who specializes in dimensional color and texture cutting, recently joined her.
"I am really excited to be working with Marnie," Buttke said. "We feed off each other creatively."
Dunne said her clients have included Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks, while Buttke styled shock rocker Alice Cooper's hair.
"For me, Stevie Nicks was one of the nicest clients I have ever had," Dunne said. "She was just real easygoing. She would come in (the salon in the Valley) and get a blow dry."
Dunne said she felt honored to do the hair of celebrities because "they have the choice of any stylist to go to, and they chose us."
For more information, call Dunne at 848-0450 or Buttke at 533-3077.
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