Salon Pasca, in Wilmington, DE, hosted their second annual cut-a-thon for Pantene Beautiful Lengths on May 31st. A total of 57 people each received a free haircut and style in exchange for donating at least eight inches of hair to make wigs for cancer patients who have lost their hair because of chemotherapy. About 68 feet of hair was collected and donated to the national campaign by Pantene and the American Cancer Society.
The all-day event, which took place both inside and outside the salon, also featured face painting for children, cotton candy, popcorn and live entertainment. It was organized by salon client Patti Simpson, who had heard about the program in 2008 and later approached Salon owners Natasha Lantina and Ann Tasker.
Although they are generally not open on Sundays, the owners convinced all 14 of their staff members to come in and donate their time and efforts for the cause. The free haircut and style was valued between $40 and $75, and Latina and Tasker offered those who donated a 20 percent discount on their next visit. â€”Alexandra Finkel