updated 6/22/2011 5:17:38 PM ET 2011-06-22T21:17:38

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 22, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- When David Dennis learned that his family's home was destroyed as a result of the May 22 tornado in Joplin, Missouri, his employer Angus Mitchell Salon ~ Beverly Hills, was determined to create hope after the storm. To help the Joplin community recover and rebuild after the deadliest tornado in American history, Angus Mitchell Salon will be hosting a 'Tornado Relief Cut-A-Thon' on Sunday, July 10 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. All proceeds will be going to the American Red Cross' relief efforts in Joplin.

"We have all been moved by the heartbreaking images and stories coming out of Joplin, and the disaster particularly hits closer to home as David's family house was destroyed by the tornado," commented Angus. "We hope everyone will come out and help make a difference in the lives of those in need."

The May 22 tornado took the lives of more than 116 people, leaving hundreds more homeless. With more than an estimated $3 billion needed to rebuild the city of Joplin, a full recovery could take several years. To help with this recovery, the Angus Mitchell Salon ~ Beverly Hills has no other option than to help raise money by offering a day when clients could come in and get discounted service, knowing they were helping to do something good for those impacted by the tornado.

Angus Mitchell, Owner and Artistic Director of the Angus Mitchell Salon ~ Beverly Hills and Co-owner of Paul Mitchell Systems, has a history of supporting charitable causes on a personal and professional level. Since it was founded in 1980, the Paul Mitchell Systems Company has also become a global leader in educating and inspiring hair professionals, as well as a prominent contributor to humanitarian and environmental causes.

Angus Mitchell Salon ~ Beverly Hills is currently featured as one of the 'Top Salons in The USA' by BE! Magazine, Modern Salon Magazine and HOT Magazine. Angus Mitchell has also been recently honored by BE! Magazine as 'The Number One Platform Artist' in the professional beauty industry as a celebrity status hair designer. Additionally, Angus recently shared his beauty and style expertise with SELF magazine's readers and online audience, as well as being featured in Inside Weddings and Wedding Style.

For more information about this special charitable event and the salon, contact Angus Mitchell Salon ~ Beverly Hills at 440 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, by telephone at (310) 550-7716 or visit www.AngusMitchellSalon.com .

To learn more about how to help the victims of Joplin and other natural disasters, please contact a local American Red Cross or visit www.RedCross.org .

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