Fundraising event on Saturday, June 17

Renowned stylist, instructor, and entrepreneur Sami Halaseh recently announced that his Halaseh Hair Restoration Clinic in Andover will host a fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) on June 29, 2017.
Realizing that 1.25 million Americans suffer from type I diabetes and that JDRF is the leading global organization working to cure, prevent and treat the disease and its complications, Halaseh choose the group as the beneficiary of his first Robotics for Kids Benefit.
The benefit perfectly reflects that the Sami Halaseh Institute, the Sami Halaseh Lifestyle Salon and the Hair Restoration Clinic are all geared toward increasing health and wellness for the community.  
“When people are affected by type 1 diabetes, tremendous burdens are placed on the families involved.  As we celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Hair Restoration Clinic, we decided to start something to give back to the community,” Halaseh continued, “Several members of my staff are committed to JDRF and their concern and involvement persuaded me to choose JDRF for my first Robotics for Kids Benefit.  We hope the community will join us for what is sure to be a fun day for the family while also benefiting these important research efforts to find a cure.”
De White, Development Manager for JDRF Wichita, added, “We are thrilled to work with Halaseh Hair Restoration clinic on this fun family friendly event which will inspire and support our type 1 diabetes (T1D) community. We welcome the opportunity to spread awareness and help others gain insight and understanding of those living with T1D and its hardships. Together we working to change lives and raising funds to help turn Type One into Type None. We are lucky to work with them, and we hope this is just the beginning of an already wonderful partnership.”
The event will be held at from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 29, at Halaseh Hair Restoration, 1034 N. Andover Road.  Tickets are $20 in advance and are now available at Sami Halaseh Salons in Bradley Fair in Wichita or Andover or by calling 316-260-3005.  Tickets for $25 may be purchased at the door.
The day will include free gifts for the first 100 kids, food and drink, live music, raffles, a silent auction, an opportunity for kids to help staff name the clinic robot, and more.
 About Sami Halaseh
Sami Halaseh is internationally recognized for creativity in hair, makeup, perms and coloring and has been featured in such magazines as Harper’s Bazaar, Modern Salon, Sophisticated Hairstyling Guide, and more. Halaseh has earned a reputation as an artist, as well as a teacher.
About Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone people need to get energy from food. T1D strikes both children and adults at any age and suddenly. Its onset has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. Though T1D’s causes are not yet entirely understood, scientists believe that both genetic factors and environmental triggers play a role. There is currently nothing you can do to prevent it, and there is no cure.
About JDRF
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. The mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. To accomplish this, JDRF has invested more than $2 billion in research funding since its inception. It is an organization built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, collaborating regionally for efficiency and broader fundraising impact, and uniting on a national stage to pool resources, passion, and energy. JDRF collaborates with academic institutions, policymakers, and corporate and industry partners to develop and deliver a pipeline of innovative therapies to people living with T1D. For more information, please visit or follow  on Twitter: @JDRFKansasCity.
ARTAS Robotic Upgrade
Beginning June 22, 2017, clients at Sami Halaseh Hair Restoration will benefit a major upgrade of the ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant System.  The Andover location is one of the first centers nationally to house the highest technology in Robotic Hair Restoration, ARTAS 9X.
 The benefits of the updated ARTAS system include greater range-of-motion of the robotic arm, newly designed needles for more accurate harvesting, improved optical system, simplified site making, smaller donor wounds, automatic scar detection, and a greater overall speed. These qualities allow for a shorter procedure time and a shorter time to healing.
The ARTAS Robot is an assisted suite of hardware and software components, developed by Restoration Robotics, Inc., which automates key aspects of the hair restoration procedure. Using its three-dimensional optical system, the ARTAS System guides its robotic arm and surgical tools with microscopic precision. By automating follicular unit graft harvesting and recipient site creation, the robot minimizes human error in Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplants and allows for the maximum preservation of hair follicles in the transplant.