Mane Event at 1336 Main St. in Ramona hosts a pampering night for the spouses of Marines from Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462 who were returning from a seven-month deployment in Afghanistan. The salon offered discounts on salon and spa services and treated the wives to wine and snacks while they relaxed. Above, getting pedicures are, from left, Janet McCollum, Mandy Case and Claire Law. Law, who organized the event, said the pampering was a welcome change. “We’ve all been cleaning our houses for a week straight,” she said. Below, Thanh Bender, owner of Mane Event, gives manicures to McCollum’s daughters, 5-year-old Makaelynn, left, and 3-year-old Ashlynn. The marines returned home a few days later.
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