Fashion, Beauty & Bonding

The new monthly social group Fashion, Beauty & Bonding provides a special, welcoming place for individuals identifying as females with disabilities to come together and connect.

In partnership with professionals including from Neiman Marcus, they will learn make-up, hair and fashion techniques in a fun, supportive environment that celebrates diverse beauty.


Cost: Each session is $15/members and $20/non-members (EXCEPTION: Session 3, Fashion Fundamentals, is $100 for both members and non-members; see why below.) Participants can do as many or as few sessions as they like.

NOTE: This is not reimbursable under Self-Direction, Community Class, but it was suggested to me that those who need assistance with hygiene for work might be able to get it approved under Job Coaching, so check with your fiscal intermediary.

Session 1 — Makeup Exploration: Jan. 27, 2024, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Participants will join a makeup artist from Neiman Marcus for an afternoon of empowering discussions, inclusive tutorials and connection.

Session 2 — Hairstyling and Hair Care: Feb. 10, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The group will learn about hairstyling and hair care from Angie Johnson, a professional hairstylist for movies and films in New York City.

Session 3 — Fashion Fundamentals: March 16, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

At Neiman Marcus Westchester, participants will be led through practical lessons and discussions about when to wear what, in addition to defining their style and shopping. A skilled personal stylist will walk the participants through understanding diverse body types, mobility considerations, and unique fashion needs, fostering creativity and confidence in their style choices. All money paid for this program will be put toward a gift card for the participant to purchase something for their wardrobe or beauty collection.

Session 4 — Bonding Brunch and Photo Shoot: April 27, 10:30 to 1 p.m.

Participants will practice the skills that they have learned throughout the first three sessions. There will be makeup and hair stations so that the participants can get all glammed up before their photo shoot.

Registration: Click here to view all and to register.

More information: Contact Annie Bridson, director of Supportive Services, Shames JCC on the. Hudson, at

The program is co-organized by Shames JCC on the Hudson, Neiman Marcus and Future Centered Care.

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