Hair donations are sought for cancer patients |

Hair donations are sought for cancer patients

Vezel and Lorena Gonzales, middle and right, show off their new, shorter hairdos created by stylist Jamie Sherborn, left.

Sessions Salon, 3320 Sandy Way, has been beautifying Tahoe locals and visitors alike since 1986. For the months of April and May the salon has been offering free hairstyle makeovers to anyone with an extra 12 inches of hair they would like to donate to the Locks of Love foundation.

The donated hair is used to create wigs for children suffering from hair loss due to the treatment of cancer. This promotion has brought in more than 20 people so far, and due to the huge support from the Lake Tahoe community, Sessions Salon has decided to extend the offer through May.

Locks of Love is a nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children 18 years of age and younger, who are suffering from long-term medical hair loss. The organization meets a unique need for children by using donated hair to create the highest quality prosthetics.

Most of the children helped by Locks of Love have lost their hair due to a medical condition called alopecia areal, which has no known cause or cure. The prosthetics help restore self-esteem and confidence, enabling the youth to face the world and their peers.

“It has been a wonderful feeling to have the chance for all of us to help these kids, but also exciting to see the transformation of so many people to a fresh new look for the summer,” said Phil Blowney, salon owner.

For an appointment and to participate in a valuable cause while making a change for yourself from one of the lake’s finest Salons, call Sessions Salon at (530) 541-2722.

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