Locks of Love: My daughter’s Donation
Today is all about my daughter and her how she grew her hair out to donate it to Locks of Love. I love it that she started this over a year ago, when she was ten. And now, at 11 ½ it is long enough to donate.
I’m willing to guess that there isn’t a single person reading my little blog who hasn’t been touched by the dreaded “C” … cancer. I have been, numerous times, with many loved ones and cherished friends. The evil beast that is cancer has stolen people from me, people like my Aunt Alice, who I think about every single day of my life and I still miss her acutely.
In looking at Locks of Love’s website, I see that they provide hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the US and Canada under the age of 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. How cool are they?
Before I show you the pictures, I want to give a huge shout out to the salon, Scarlet Red, for doing the cut and donation FREE OF CHARGE! Scarlet Red’s owner, Cirstan, is awesome! As you will see in the pictures, she’s a talented stylist, extremely professional and made sure that it was a very special experience for my daughter. In fact, before we left the salon, I made an appointment to get my hair done next week.
Now – the photo evidence. 🙂
Check out that wall of hair!
Getting it prepped for the big cut.
Cirstan was awesome about discussing the photo that my daughter brought in to make sure she understood how short her hair would be and how it would fall once it was cut and making sure she’d be happy.
I hope some lucky child gets that thick pony tail of healthy hair!
Now time for the professional cut.
Thank you, Cirstan!! Awesome job.
Have to add this photo so you can see what an amazing cut she got. Cirstan even made sure to leave a little hint of the fun color at the nape of her neck. 🙂 My daughter left swishing her hair about and walking tall and proud. Love it!