Douglas Carroll Salon’s Jbat Boutique to Host Uvo Luxury Handbag Trunk Show

Local Salon, Spa & Boutique Will Host a Handbag Trunk Show Focused on the Style and Needs of Today’s Business Professional

Raleigh, NC, March 17, 2012 --( Douglas Carroll Salon (, a nationally and internationally recognized salon in the beauty industry, has announced that its Jbat Boutique will host a trunk show showcasing Uvo Luxury designer handbags on Thursday, March 22 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 6325-27 Falls of Neuse Road. Uvo Luxury owner Gigi Karmous-Edwards co-designed one of the brand’s most popular handbags in both style and functionality, The Lisa, with Lisa Vanderpump. A Bravo TV reality star on the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” Vanderpump is a successful entrepreneur, designer and author of “Simply Divine: A Guide to Easy, Elegant, and Affordable Entertaining.” The trunk show will include cocktails, light hors d’oeuvres and 10 percent off any Uvo Luxury handbag that is purchased during the event.

Karmous-Edwards crafted the Uvo Luxury handbags specifically for the executive woman. She earned a B.S. degree in chemical engineering and an M.A. degree in electrical engineering from N.C. State University. With more than 20 years of research science and engineering experience, she has focused much of her attention on the advancement of fiber optic communications, most recently at MCNC, an independent nonprofit organization that employs advanced technologies and systems to help sectors of the community better communicate with their constituents. Her background in engineering and research plays a key component in the design process of the Uvo handbags.

“We are excited to have Gigi showcase her unique handbag designs at our Jbat Boutique, as we know that her detailed focus on the needs of business professionals will resonate with women of the Triangle community,” said Douglas David, managing partner of Douglas Carroll Salon. “As a business professional herself, Gigi recognized the challenge in transitioning from work to evening, and with her scientific background she has intelligently crafted a design that will appeal to women for both functionality and style.”

“All women, no matter the profession, are looking for a handbag that complements both their personal and professional style, but the challenge is finding one bag that can accomplish both needs,” said Karmous-Edwards. “After fruitlessly searching for a handbag that could take me from a work event to dinner with friends, I made the decision to construct my own. Each handbag keeps the needs of the business woman in mind without losing sight of today’s leading fashion trends.”

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About Douglas Carroll Salon:
Recognized nationally and internationally, Douglas Carroll Salon was founded in 1986 by Douglas David, a star stylist and leader in the beauty industry who is a member of Intercoiffure, the most powerful and influential organization in the hair dressing industry. Only the highest prized leading hair salons hold membership in the Intercoiffure organization, which determines the standards the rest of the industry follows. Located at 6325-27 Falls Of Neuse Road in Raleigh, N.C., Douglas Carroll Salon stays in tune with the latest fashion and beauty trends from all over the world, offering a combination of talent, creativity, good sense, and continuous education in product and technical knowledge. The salon has been awarded “One of America’s Most Published Salons” by J.L. Global Media Group and named one of the top 200 salons in North America by Salon Today for 2011 and 2012. David himself has won the coveted TIGI Hairdresser of the Year Award, as well as more than 15 prestigious international awards and competitions. With a team of internationally-trained stylists, makeup artists, med spa professionals and personal trainers whose work can be seen on the pages of major trade and consumer magazines, Douglas Carroll’s objective is to exceed expectations. For more information, visit

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