default-header-image.jpg

What's Happening

Blog / Hair

Big Chop for a Good Cause

05
01.2017

With the rising popularity of chic and manageable lobs, we’ve been seeing a lot of clients at the salon come in for a big chop. Though many are just looking for a change, in some cases they are also able to make a change in the life of others by donating their locks to charity. If you’ve ever thought about taking the plunge and cutting those long tresses, read on to see if your discarded hair could be used for a good cause too!

hair-by-mess

@hairbymess

Length

The hair being donated to the Canadian Cancer Society needs to be at least 8 inches long – this is the minimum length needed to make a wig. There is no maximum length, so you can donate at any point after your pony reaches 8 inches.

Condition

Hair must be your natural and free from dye. It cannot have been permed, and needs to be less than 5% grey.

State

Donated hair needs to be cut off and kept together in a ponytail. Likely your hairdresser will have some experience with cutting hair to donate, but locks should be secured with an elastic just below where it will be cut. When it is chopped off, the elastic remains on the hair and keeps it together.

lily-stobie-hair

@lily.stobie.hair

Need more info? Check out the Canadian Cancer Society’s website!


Hair Stylists and Colour Technicians are sought out in some of the most exciting and fast-paced industries in the world including film, fashion, TV and photography. The Hair Art Design Program at JCI is the only accredited hair school in BC approved for a 520-hour curriculum. The program is 20 hours per week and offers the option of morning, afternoon, evening or weekend classes so that students can work at their current jobs while retraining for a new career. Our faculty is comprised of top working professionals and guest instructors whose focus is on the future of hair. This is a modern program providing a strong foundation of cutting and colouring techniques.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *