Martina Maina happened to listen to talk radio in her car a few weeks ago on her way to lunch, two things she rarely does.
The founder, hair designer and make-up artist at TBirds Hair and Nail Salon in Burbank is usually so busy she skips lunch — but on Oct. 12, she was “just devastated” by the news of the Salon Meritage shooting in Seal Beach that left eight people dead.
On Monday, she kicked off a fundraiser at her own salon for the families of the Seal Beach victims.
“We wanted to do our part,” Maina said.
Haircuts and manicures were offered at $50 and $20, respectively, along with $20 blow dries.
But only small donations were made Monday and it was an extremely slow day, Maina said.
“It was not the success we anticipated, but we wanted to honor the families,” she said.
Blue heart-shaped Mylar balloons were strung outside the storefront on Olive Avenue as Maina stood on the sidewalk with a sign, motioning at cars.