To provide relief to thousands of victims of Hurricane Sandy, Christine Zilinski, owner of Salon Concrete in Red Bank, NJ, organized Scissors for Sandy, a cut-a-thon fundraiser that brought in $27,000 for two local organizations, Hometown Heroes Restore the Shore and Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. More than 50 hairstylists, including Nick Berardi, Traci Sakosits, Randy Taylor and Gerard Scarpaci, donated their time to the event held in one of the Berkeley Hotel’s ballrooms in Asbury Park, NJ. “I’ve volunteered in some of the hardest hit communities, and we’re working together to clean and eventually rebuild our community,” Zilinski said.
Support for Scissors for Sandy also came from companies including Procter & Gamble, Davines, Takara Belmont, DePasquale Salon Systems and Number 4 Hair Care. —Jennifer Barnes