Winnebago- More than two dozen people get their hair measured before donating to locks of love at Reflections Salon and Spa, 112 S. Benton Street.
Then chop, chop. The hair is gone in an instant, but of course for a great cause.
"I started to grow my hair for Locks of Love and then one of my best friend's husbands was diagnosed with cancer. And when I started thinking maybe I wouldn't make it that kind of gave me the gumption to keep going," explained Locks of Love Donator Marni Lawson.
It's a good thing she didn't give up on growing her hair out. Reflections wanted to have enough donations to provide the organization with at least three hair pieces.
According to stylists eight 10” inch pony tails are needed to make one hair piece.
Those hair pieces are then donated to children living with medical hair loss.
"Hair is a big part of your personality and your style. And if you don't have it you don't feel as good about yourself, so for those people who don't have hair it is great to be able to give it to them," said Reflections Salon and Spa Owner Megan Blunt.
Tery Havens set a record giving more than 100 inches of hair. He hadn't gotten a hair cut in six years. This is Havens fourth time donating.
"Yes, I’ll grow it out again, so long as it goes for Locks of Love. That's the main thing, reason why I do it," said Havens.
Meanwhile, Locks of Love Donator Katelin Downs has advice for anyone on the fence about donating their locks.
"Don't be nervous just come on in and get your hair done," said Downs.
For more information visit http://www.locksoflove.org
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