The holiday season is about giving a voice to all the things for which we are grateful, and an important part of expressing gratitude is through giving back.

Jo Davi Salon would like to honor three women through the “New Year’s 2015 — Day of Pampering” Essay Contest. All are encouraged to submit a short, typed essay to Jo Davi Salon, one page or less, by Dec. 14, describing someone who is an “Unstoppable Woman.

The salon asks submissions to describe what makes the woman “unstoppable,” for example, what she has done to improve or enhance the lives of her family, children or community, what type of adversity she has overcome and why she deserves a day of pampering at Jo Davi Salon in January.

Include with the essay your name, the nominee’s name, and the addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of both the nominee and the writer. The essay can be emailed to reception@jodavisalon.com or mailed to Jo Davi Salon 2015 “Unstoppable Woman” Essay Contest, 140 Monroe Turnpike, Trumbull.

A team of Jo Davi employees will read the essays and announce the winner by Dec. 22. The judging criteria of the essay will be based on content, structure, adherence to the topic and the overall impression. The essays are property of Jo Davi Salon and cannot be returned. The “2015 Day of Pampering” will include color/highlight, haircut, makeup application, facial, waxing services, shampoo, conditioning treatment, and lunch.

In the spirit of the holiday season, Jo Davi Salon staff say they are honored to give back to deserving women in our community, who are a testament to generosity, strength, intelligence, and perseverance.