Beauty treatments and brunch for crime victims on Valentine’s Day

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) - The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office is giving back to crime victims by pampering women on Valentine's Day with spa services, a brunch, and more.

We went out to one of the salons where these women were getting the special treatment Tuesday morning. The group of lovely ladies we spoke with were at Durio's House of Style on Gentilly Boulevard at Belfort Avenue, getting their hair and nails done.

All of them women had sad, heartbreaking stories, but felt like it was important to come together and raise awareness about gun violence in the city.

Fifty women who have lost loved ones to violence received beauty treatments and massages from local spas, followed by a special brunch at the Sheriff’s Office on Perdido Street at noon that included line dancing, gift raffles, and presentations delivered by motivational speakers.

The Valentine’s Day of Pampering is co-sponsored by the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office Crime Victims Assistance Program, the Lower Nine House of Music, and YourGreaterWay.com as well as Whisper Hair Studio, Durio’s House of Style and First Ladies Salon.