On Friday, there was a rather exciting day at Sachi Salon & Spa. Top hair stylist in Scottsdale, Clyde Hale, helped a client donate to a great cause. Belinda A. Dominguez donated about 16 inches of hair to Locks of Love. This non-profit organization provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children who are under the age of 21 and suffering from long-term medical hair loss. Clyde was thrilled to be a part of this wonderful woman’s mission to help others.
Belinda is quite passionate about donating her hair after having had her grandfather pass away from cancer. “I saw first hand how it changes your appearance,” said Belinda.
Friday’s event was not the first for her as she previously donated her hair. She said it took about 3 years to grow back her hair from the last time she donated it.
“Donating hair for me is a more personal gift than sending money,” said Belinda. “These children have so much to worry about and if donating my hair gives
them one less thing to worry about, I say it’s worth it.”
Clyde is honored to have been a part of her mission to help spread a little joy to children going through a difficult time.
If you are interested in making a difference in a child’s life though donating your hair, Locks of Love is always looking for hair donations to give children something to smile about.
Locks of Love Donation Requirements
- Hair that is colored or permed is acceptable.
- Hair cut years ago is usable if it has been stored in a ponytail or braid.
- Hair that has been bleached (usually this refers to highlighted hair) is not usable. If unsure, ask your stylist. We are not able to accept bleached hair due to a chemical reaction that occurs during the manufacturing process. **If the hair was bleached years ago and has completely grown out it is fine to donate.
- Hair that is swept off of the floor is not usable because it is not bundled in a ponytail or braid.
- Hair that is shaved off and not in a ponytail or braid is not usable. If shaving your head, first divide hair into multiple ponytails to cut off.
- We cannot accept dreadlocks. Our manufacturer is not able to use them in our children’s hairpieces. We also cannot accept wigs, falls, hair extensions or synthetic hair.
- Layered hair is acceptable if the longest layer is 10 inches.
- Layered hair may be divided into multiple ponytails.
- Curly hair may be pulled straight to measure the minimum 10 inches.
- 10 inches measured tip to tip is the minimum length needed for a hairpiece.
If you are ready to give to a child in need, schedule an appointment with Clyde Hale at 480-209-6057. He looks forward to helping you fulfill your mission.