Lakeland Hair Salon Hosts Third Annual Hair for Hope

May 16th, 2011 by Lorrie Walker in Special Event

Breast Cancer AwarenessThe Lakeland hair salon of Michael Rose Hair Designs will host the third annual Hair for Hope- a “hairoic” cut-a-thon to benefit women battling cancer.

The event will be on Thursday, Oct. 13, 5:30-8 p.m. and is free to everyone who would like to participate.

If you are interested in participating, you need to be willing to cut at least 8 inches of your hair, which will be donated to Pantene Beautiful Lengths and used to make wigs that are distributed free through American Cancer Society wig banks nationwide to women undergoing cancer treatment.

Those who participate will receive a free basic haircut and a coupon for $5 off your next haircut at Michael Rose Hair Designs.

Free food and refreshments will be provided, with donations given to the American Cancer Society. Music and a variety of vendors also will be on-hand.

If you need more information or if you would like to sign up to donate your hair, call Lorrie Walker Communications, Inc.: (863) 614-0555 or e-mail: lorrie@lorriewalker.com.

Michael Rose Hair Designs is located at 3139 S. Florida Ave. in Scottsdale Plaza across from the Dunkin’ Donuts in Lakeland.

Hair Donation Requirements
To make the most beautiful, realistic wigs, donated hair must meet the following requirements:

- Donated hair must be at least 8 inches long when measured from just above the elastic band of the ponytail to the ends.
- Wavy/curly hair is fine, and it can be straightened to measure.
- Hair should be freshly washed, completely dry and free of any styling products.
- Hair cannot be bleached, permanently colored or chemically treated, but it can be colored with vegetable dyes, rinses and semi-permanent dyes.
- Hair cannot be more than 5 percent gray.

Fast Facts About Hair for Hope 2010
• Close to 50 people donated hair.
• Event was attended by about 300 people.

*Photo by The Pig and the Peacock Handmade Gifts.

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