Beauty Bus Founders, Alicia Marantz Liotta (in yellow) and Wendy Marantz Levine (in pink) with Lindsay Marantz Mauro and Melissa Marantz Nealy (in her signature color – green), the beautiful inspiration for Beauty Bus.
The Beauty Bus Foundation is a non-profit organization that delivers dignity, hope and respite to terminally or chronically ill men, women, children and their caregivers through beauty and grooming services and pampering products. The foundation accomplishes this mission through In-Home beauty and grooming services, Pop-Up Salon events and the Bags of Beauty Program. Programs focus on clients with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injury, cancer, stroke, other select neuromuscular and motor neuron diseases, and their caregivers.
The Beauty Bus Foundation was founded in loving memory of Melissa Marantz Nealy who lost her battle with a degenerative neuromuscular disease at the age of 28. Melissa was a girly-girl who loved a good day at the spa. When her ability to leave the home became compromised, Co-Founder Alicia Marantz Liotta, Melissa’s cousin, was able to schedule in-home beauty services through her connections within the beauty industry. Witnessing the hope, happiness and respite these services brought to Melissa, Alicia and Co-Founder Wendy Marantz Levine, Melissa’s sister, were inspired to launch Beauty Bus Foundation to bring the same lift and gift of beauty to others.
Through the help of supporters Beauty Bus brings the lift and gift of beauty to individuals whose disease or condition does not allow them to access a salon or spa. For more information visit www.beautybus.org.