LAS VEGAS—The Cupcake Girls, a nonprofit industry resource, is returning for the eighth year to host their talent-only Relaxation Suite during the annual AVN Adult Entertainment Expo at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
Providing more than 9,500 services over the past eight years, the Las Vegas-based team will return to offer complimentary beauty and wellness services from Thursday, Jan. 24, Saturday, Jan. 26.
The Cupcake Girls’ Relaxation Suite will have a team of professionals on hand to provide makeup and lash applications; hair styling; mini-massages; a wellness station; phone charging station; smoothie bar; appetizers; swag bags; cupcakes, of course; and mental health support services inclusive of yoga, meditation, and on-site therapists. Entertainers are encouraged to take advantage of the complimentary offerings by walking in during the Relaxation Suite’s hours, or up to two appointments per day can be pre-booked for $20 per service to guarantee the time slot and service.
Throughout the years of The Cupcake Girls’ presence at AVN, different adult companies have jumped on board their mission and supported the Relaxation Suite, which not only provides pampering to the talent but a safe and quiet reprieve from the bustling showroom floor. This year, sponsorships are bigger than ever, with Presenting Sponsor iWantClips and Elite Sponsor Cam4.
“iWantClips is sponsoring The Cupcake Girl’s 2019 AVN Relaxation Suite because this collaboration is in alignment with the mission of both brands to support persons in the sex industry without judgement, and to empower sex workers in their pursuits of personal and financial security with both respect and resources,” said Jay Phillips, iWantClips president and CEO. “The Relaxation Suite is a safe place for all artists to be pampered and cared for before, throughout the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo. As such luxuries are reflective of iWantClips’ entire cause, it is our honor to fund this opportunity.”
“Giving content creators an uplifting and relaxing oasis during AVN is a step toward keeping the adult industry safe, inclusive and healthy. Our goal has always been to provide a welcoming platform for self-expression and community—our partnership with The Cupcake Girls honors that commitment and sets the tone for our plans in 2019,” said Ellisa Kamula, Cam4 associate director of programs and events.
Providing year-round confidential, agenda-less, and nonjudgmental support and resources to those in the sex industry as well as those affected by domestic sex trafficking, The Cupcake Girls’ services stretch far beyond the offerings they provide at AEE. Medical care, therapy and mental health support, crisis and emergency care, mentorship and advocacy, career and professional development, domestic violence and safe house support, educational resources, and parent and child care are just a few of the services The Cupcake Girls provide to their clients on a regular basis.
“We’re so thankful for the opportunity to offer support at the annual Adult Entertainment Expo by providing holistic resources since 2011 to thousands of adult entertainers, letting them know we are here for them, free of judgement and agendas, to listen to their stories, understand their needs, and show them the compassionate care they deserve.” said Joy Hoover, President and Founder of The Cupcake Girls. “This is our favorite event of the year! We can’t wait to create a safe and inclusive space for all performers again for our eighth year!”
The Relaxation Suite will be located at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Celebrity Suite Tower. Services will be provided 5-8 p.m. Jan. 24, 10 p.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 25 and 25, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 27. For more information and for performers to pre-book appointments, visit TheCupcakeGirls.org/avn-relaxation-suite/.
Media are invited into the suite on Friday, January 25 from 2-4pm and on Saturday, January 26 from 9-11am. Contact Kate Stowell at [email protected] for any interview, photography and videography requests.
The Cupcake Girls will release the suite number closer to the event. Entertainers and media are encouraged to follow The Cupcake Girls on Facebook at The Cupcake Girls, on Instagram @CupcakeGirlsOrg and on Twitter @CupcakeGirlsOrg for more details and updates on the Relaxation Suite. For more information about The Cupcake Girls, visit http://thecupcakegirls.org/.