December 21, 2011 | 08:03 AMWALWORTH — Girls who live at the Agape House received a little pampering last week.
At Sparks Hair Design, 531 Kenosha St., they were given manicures and had their hair styled.
The business provided this free service to help the girls from the Agape House and to give back to the community.
"We're just really lucky in this business to be able to make them feel better," Sparks' owner Lisa Voss said. "It is a really good way for us to give back."
This is the second year Sparks has provided the service to the Agape House.
The Agape House, which is at the former location of Grace Evangelical Church, is a Christian-based home and school for teenage girls, ages 12 to 18, who are hurting in some way.
Many of the girls have issues with cutting, drugs and anger. The girls often have been abused in some way.
Becky Lambiris, the house mom at the Agape House, said last year she missed the night out at the salon, but heard all about it the next day.
"They loved everything they had done. They were excited about their manicures and their hair styles. They all loved it," she said.
Riley Golz, a 14-year-old who lives at the Agape House, said she received a massage, a manicure and hair extensions. She described the night out as a "fun experience."