Summer is just around the corner and I really didnt' want to go through another summer with long hair. After putting off a hair cut since I moved to Ohio 1.5 years ago, I realized my hair was long enough to donate it to Locks of Love. This is the second time I have donated hair. The first time was after a major hair growth spurt after my first child was born. Then the shedding stage kicked in and almost ruined our vacuum cleaner. I cut off 16 inches that time.
Anyway, someone had mentioned to me that there are some salons that provide a free haircut if you donate to Locks of Love. They no longer list the salons on their website, so I did a google search to see if there was one in my area. The only place that came up was Martel Salon, about 15 minutes from where I live.
So I have to brag on Sue (my stylist) and the Martel Salon for a bit. On the Locks of Love website, they say that participating salons will provide a free blunt haircut. Well upon arriving at Martel, I was promptly asked how I would like my hair cut. So yes, my haircut was free, but I was treated just like any paying customer. That says a lot, especially nowdays. It is also one of my favorite cuts of all time. Sue took the time to work out a cut that works well for my hair type, and I was very pleased with the results. I didn't even have to do anything to it this morning, except run my fingers through my hair (I love low-maintenance cuts!). I even felt guilty having had so much detail put on my hair for nothing but a tip (and I bet I didn't tip her enough).
Martel Salon also does other fund raising events to benefit breast cancer awareness. They have given free manicures at a local night club in exchange for donations, and this Saturday they will be providing free haircuts at Shaker Square.