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Pampering for a Cause: Boise salon will donate Saturday profits to stabbing victims

The Studio, an Elite Salon and Spa, is offering up services to support any medical needs and funeral costs for Ruya Kadir and the victims in Saturday’s horrendous stabbing. (KBOI Photo)

The Studio, an Elite Salon and Spa, is offering up services to support any medical needs and funeral costs for Ruya Kadir and the victims in Saturday’s horrendous stabbing.

Starting at 10 a.m. Saturday morning, owners David Madvin and Nidaa Jasim are opening their doors to donate 100 percent of their profits to the victims.

Just a couple of days ago, David and Nidaa witnessed hundreds of people come together for the victims of Boise's mass stabbing.

"It shows how Boise is always this kind of city. Everybody stands next to each other in hard times," Jasim said.

But, Mayor Bieter's speech about medical and funeral costs moved David personally and he had to speak up.

"I just made a decision, I actually walked over, tapped the mayor on the shoulder and said I own that salon right across the street, the studio, and if you are willing to make an announcement. I will donate everything we get on Saturday to help cover the costs," Madvin said.

This tragedy hit David close to home, as his beloved wife Nidaa is a refugee from Iraq.

"Boise, always for us is a welcoming city and we came here 2008-09 and we've never seen anything like that and it was really scary and crazy for us," Jasim said.

Nidaa says the refugee committee is a tight one and she sees how her friends are hurting. Donating services is their way of helping refugee family get back on their feet.

"We offer nails, facials, massage, hair, hair color, extensions, eyelash extensions," Madvin said.

"I really want to see the Boise stand up and help the community heal or their community heal more. This is the heart of downtown, what a better place to start."

You can book an appointment for Saturday, or a later day. All services and products, including makeup are included. No exceptions. Walk-ins are also welcome.


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