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Carol Kaydahzinne, who has spent more than 25 years caring for others in the Artesia area as a Certified Nurse Practitioner, is now counting on others for help.

Kaydahzinne was diagnosed with Liposarcoma, a rare type of cancer considered a form of soft tissue sarcoma.

“We came to Artesia to help and do our share, Carol through her gift of medicine, and me through my art,” said Vincent Kaydahzinne, Carol’s husband and a local artist. “We continue to need the community’s help.”

Expressions Salon, located at 1102 N. First St., is doing their part by hosting “Beauty from Pain,” a fundraiser, in which they will offer hairstyling, blow outs, manicures, makeup applications, waxing, chair massages, etc., with all proceeds going directly to Kaydahzinne’s medical expenses.

“Beauty from Pain” will begin at noon Saturday.

“We want people to know that even if they’re not regular Expressions clients, they shouldn’t feel pressured to get a haircut or anything their regular stylist wouldn’t advise,” said Angie Jarratt, hairstylist at Expressions. “That’s why we’re promoting one-time beauty sessions like blow outs and styles.”

Expressions will also be having an online auction on their Facebook page beginning this morning and ending at 5 p.m. Saturday.

They will auction items such as gift cards and goods from local Artesia businesses. The salon is also selling raffle tickets for three separate baskets valued at $650, $375 and $180. Baskets include haircut and coloring appointments, shampoos, hairstyling tools, etc., donated by the employees at Expressions.

“We feel it’s important to give back to Artesia; no matter your profession, you can always find a way to give back,” said Jarratt. “God has blessed this business and this group of girls; we feel like we’re doing His work.”

For more information about the event, or if interested in donating items for Expressions’ online auction, contact Angie Jarratt at 746-9717.