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I am looking for recommendations for hair salons with would
cut my hair so that I may donate my hair to Locks of Love.
Also, it would be great if it's a salon that even gives
their clients a discounted cut for the donation Thanks!
Any salon can cut your hair for you to donate to Locks of
Love. Just follow the directions on the locks of love
website. When I did it, you put your hair in a ponytail and
had them cut above the ponytail holder. Then you just put
the whole ponytail into a ziploc and mail it to Locks of
Love. The only part the salon does is chop off your
ponytail, and make your hair look decent after that initial
chop. Kudos to you for donating- it is a great
Eco-Chiquesalon says they do it on their website,
http://www.ecochiquesalon.com/. I haven't tried it out
myself but plan to ask about it when I go for a haircut, I
have read you can't donate highlighted hair so I may have to
wait until that grows out. Good luck! It seems like
awesome thing to do and I'm hoping I can do it one day too!
I'm looking for a salon that collects hair for making into wigs for
sick patients. I have very long hair that is in good shape and I'm
planning to cut it into a bob so I'll have a good bit to donate.
Does anyone know of a salon that does this?
Locks of love...for the kids.
Any salon - you do it yourself. Follow directions here:
You don't need to go to a special salon. Go to your favorite place and ask them to
follow the instructions on these donation
web-sites: http://www.locksoflove.org/donate.html, or
http://www.beautifullengths.com/en_US/makethecut.jsp. The first requires that you cut
off 10 inches of hair, the second only requires 8 inches.
I have short hair now
wigsforkids.com is a group that collects hair specifically to
make free wigs for child
further resources as well.
We found out that contrary to
popular belief, Locks of Love is a
group that gives less than 200 wigs out per year, primarily to
children with medical
alopecia, not for cancer patients as you asked for, and sells
the vast majority of
donations as ''unusable material'' to the wig industry which is
then actually used in for-sale wigs. When my daughter wanted to donate hair last year
Locks of Love was
disqualified as a non-profit, due to the profits taken in vs.
actual wigs given away, so
we looked at the group wigs for kids.
Please google ''locks of love scam'' before donating to them if
you are donating adult hair, and if you are particularly
looking to assist cancer patients.
for what they do, I'm sure Locks of Love is great, but it seems
in general people are not informed enough.
lock of love is an organization that makes wigs for kids with cancer. they
have specific requirements for how the donated hair is handled, so contact
them before you cut (if possible) at: 888-896-1588
20/20 did a piece about hair donation a couple weeks ago. The organization
they featured was called Locks of Love. The transcript for that show is no
longer available on line but I was able to find the link to their website
from the ABC News site. Here it is: http://www.locksoflove.org/
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