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Learn about the grand opening event of a new salon in Oakley that's featuring exotic cars, a meet-and-greet with Marvin Lewis and all service proceeds benefitting charity.


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Cuts, Cars & Coach for a Cause will be held on Feb. 20 at 18|8 Fine Men’s Salon in Oakley.

There’s a new men’s salon in town and it’s opening up in style. On Saturday, February 20, 18|8 Fine Men’s Salon in Oakley is teaming up with local men’s publication Cincinnati Profile to host “Cuts, Cars & Coach for a Cause” featuring Marvin Lewis and his charity, the Marvin Lewis Community Fund.

Guests will experience an exotic car exhibit, shop with local menswear designer Jonathan Mezibov, enjoy complimentary craft beers and bourbon, and can also schedule a service with the salon, as all proceeds from services at the event will benefit the charity. Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis will also be in attendance for a meet-and-greet and to raise awareness for the Marvin Lewis Community Fund.

The Marvin Lewis Community Fund was founded in 2003, and Barbara Dundee has been the Executive Director for six years. “We empower youth education in the Greater Cincinnati region through our outreach programs, the most significant of which are the Learning Is Cool academic rewards program, which engages over 30,000 urban public school students, and the Marvin Lewis Scholarship Fund which awards at least five $20,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors each year.”

The organization provides incentives to children to work hard to achieve their academic potential. Dundee continues, “The money raised from this event will help to fund an academic planner for each of the 30,000 students in Learning Is Cool. The planner contains a letter from Coach Lewis encouraging them to do their best so that they will get to meet him at the Cincinnati Zoo in June if they make the “A” Honor Roll (3.51+) twice during the school year.” To learn more about the Marvin Lewis Community Fund, visit

18|8 Fine Men’s Salon was founded with the mission to help successful men transform themselves to look, feel, and perform their best. The name 18/8 comes from the chemical formula behind the strongest steel, and inspires the company to make every man who walks through their doors leave a new and improved version of themselves. 18/8 has salons in 18 states, and the Oakley location is the first in the region. Following the booming business in the surrounding area, 18/8 is the perfect addition to the neighborhood and caters to all walks of man.

18|8’s services repertoire was built around the modern man and anything he should need. Among their extensive resume of skills, they offer cut and color services, skin treatments, waxings, scalp treatments, and nail treatments. Unique about 18/8 is that not only is it a full-service salon, but they offer certified barber services as well; so men can treat themselves to an old-school straight razor shave while they’re at it.

“Cuts, Cars & Coach for a Cause” is free and open to the public. Meet-and-greet tickets are $20 and must be purchased prior to the event at Guests who intend to purchase a salon service should reserve their spot by calling (513) 342-5188. 18/8 Fine Men’s Salon is located at 3110 Vandercar Way Cincinnati, OH 45209.