Crystal’s Gives Back

Crystal’s Spa & Salon cares about the community. By supporting organizations such as Ithaca Advocacy Center and Locks of Love, Crystal’s has shown their appreciation.

We are proud to participate in the following organizations:

  • iSpa – the International SPA Association has been recognized worldwide as the professional organization and voice of the spa industry, representing health and wellness facilities and providers in more than 70 countries. See more at
  • ITSPA – Global Spa and Wellness Travel, a new trade show designed exclusively for the growing spa and wellness industry
  • Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce – With over 700 active members, the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to making our county a great place to live and work.
  • NYSPA – New York Spa Alliance. Learn more at
  • Locks of Love – Learn more at
  • Ithaca Advocacy Center – Learn more at
  • Foodnet Meals On Wheels – Learn more at
  • Special Olympics
  • Susan G. Komen Fund
  • Cops, Kid’s, and Toys
  • Donations

 Locks of Love, Hair Donations

Crystal’s Spa and Salon has supported a number of women who have chosen to make donations of their hair to women who have lost their own hair to disease through the organization Locks of Love.

Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. We meet a unique need for children by using donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics. Most of the children helped by Locks of Love have lost their hair due to a medical condition called alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure. The prostheses we provide help to restore their self-esteem and their confidence, enabling them to face the world and their peers.

Check out the pictures of the generous women and their transformations. They get a whole new look while giving other women opportunities for a whole new look as well!


Locks of Love at Crystal’s Spa & Salon, Ithaca, New York
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 The Advocacy Center

Ithaca Advocacy CenterThe Advocacy Center is a place of support, advocacy and education for victims of violence and abuse.  Their goal is to help reduce the trauma that results from domestic violence, sexual assault and child sexual abuse by providing a number of free services.

For help or information call: 607.277.5000



Habitat for Humanity

Crystal’s donated to the Habitat for Humanity Auction Fundraiser at the Rougue’s Harbor Inn on March 29, 2009. This is such a fantastic organization helping people to afford a safe and economical home.

 Spa Party

December 20, 2008, Ithaca Journal
Darts & Laurels: Spa party makes teen’s birthday special at Cayuga Medical Center

Crystal Mullenix (from left, in back), Bridget Salay and Heather Prince treated Sandy Litwhiler and her daughter Angel Litwhiler (in front) to spa treatments as a surprise 14th birthday party for Angel on Dec. 5 at Cayuga Medical Center. Angel is a student at Odessa-Montour. (Provided)

LAUREL: From Alanna Downey Fontanella. To Crystal’s Spa and Salon and Sandy Litwhiler’s friends. Sandy wanted to surprise her daughter, Angel, on her 14th birthday with an extra special celebration. Looking forward to a 14th birthday is exciting, but when your mother is in the hospital, it complicates the situation. With help from her friends and the wonderful and talented ladies at Crystal’s Spa and Salon, that wish came true on Dec. 5. Crystal Mullenix, Bridgette Slay and Heather Prince transformed a Cayuga Medical Center conference room into a mini spa. As the mother/daughter duo sat facing each other and as the party guests looked on, a total transformation began. The luxurious facials brightened smiles, the manicures and pedicures loosened worries, and the hair styling enhanced the mood of everyone! Compassion, caring and gratitude filled the room. When spa time was over friends from Cornell Alumni Affairs and Development set to work on the birthday party complete with all things pink (Angel’s favorite!) from feather boas to a pink cake and table service. Gifts for Angel, Sandy’s sister, and the wonderful Smith family, who care for Angel while her mother is in the hospital, were happily presented. I wish to thank everyone who contributed to making Angel’s 14th birthday party everything Sandy hoped it would be. All evidenced by Angel’s sentiment that it was the best birthday party she ever had!


Crystal’s also donated Hair Care Samples were sent in care packages along with snacks to the Troops overseas.