Most have heard of or participated in Locks of Love, a non-profit organization providing hairpieces to children suffering from diagnoses leading to long-term medical hair loss.
Today’s Valentine’s Day and since February is the the month of love, several salons in the area are participating in Hudson Valley Hearts for Hair—a fundraising event for Locks of Love that is running from Feb. 5-25.
Participating salons will cut hair free of charge for Locks of Love. Hair has to be in a pony tail and measure 10 inches or more from the band. This isn’t the first time around for Nanuet’s .
“I’ve done it for five years,” said Owner Anthony Delia. “We love it because we see the transformation in people and they’re donating it to a good cause.”
Delia has owned the salon for 12 years and has a well-rounded staff for appointments or walk-ins six days a week from Tuesday to Sunday.
“Locks of Love is a great program and I encourage everyone to give back to this amazing cause. I’m so proud to be able to be apart of this again,” he said. “All of my trained operators can work with kids, women, men and any type of hair.
There’s also coffee and fresh baked treats every day. Here’s a list of other participating salons in the Hudson Valley. (Please note: Salons will cut off your pony tail and even out the ends only. If you want a styling as well, the salons may charge for this.)
- Salon Delia, Nanuet 623-9090
- Hair Guild, Pearl River 920-1550
- A Cut Above Salon, Middletown 342-4247
- Harmony Salon, Goshen 294-3924
- Overtone’s, Vails Gate 561-0344
- Split Endz, Cornwall 534-7636
- Tangels Newburgh 565-1285
- Dazzles Salon and Day Spa, Fishkill 897-5100
- Dazzles Outpost, Wappingers Falls, 297-5900
- Uptown Cutters, Marlboro 236-3739
Want to help distribute flyers, advertise, etc? Need more info? Contact Jean at HVHeartsforHair@gmail.com
If you don’t have hair to donate, show your love with a tax deductible financial donation. Send it to Locks of Love. Visit www.locksoflove.org for the address and more information about the organization.
About Locks of Love
Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. We meet a unique need for children by using donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics. Most of the children helped by Locks of Love have lost their hair due to a medical condition called alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure. The prostheses we provide help to restore their self-esteem and their confidence, enabling them to face the world and their peers.