Years ago as I prepared to leave home for the new world of college, I took the plunge. I cut my hair. I’ve never been too adventurous with my hair, especially when it comes to the length. In high school and middle school, I had a close friend who was known for her beautiful, silky long, strawberry blonde hair. Every couple of years, Amy would cut 12-13 inches of hair – if not more – and donate it to a foundation that would make hairpieces or wigs for children. During the six years I went to school with Amy, I witnessed her do this twice, and I believe she had already done it two or three times before. It was really inspiring. So, as I transitioned into college I did the same. I donated 11 inches of my hair to Locks of Love after my high school graduation. Donating your freshly trimmed ponytail isn’t just for teens and young people. Women and men of all ages donate to Locks of Love and other foundations like it all throughout their life.
Most recently one of our own made the cut. In her own words, Sales Manager Melanie tells us a little bit about her big hair day yesterday:
The time came to refresh, renew, and revitalize. It came today at 3pm on August 14th 2013, to be exact. My appointment to cut off all my hair, although scheduled the day before, was long planned out over the last few months. I had been wanting to chop it all off and donate my crowning jewel (in my mothers eye) to Locks of Love. Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. I feel great with less hair, and now someone else will feel great because they have some. Definition of a win/win.
Well done, Melanie! You look absolutely fabulous! If you’ve ever considered donating your hair or if you’re ready for a dramatic style change, visit Locks of Love so you can support a great cause with all your unwanted hair.