Monday, September 24, 2012

Local salon will aid Locks of Love Foundation

By Nick Williams

 Madleen and Lauren Kvederis each donated hair last year.
For the second consecutive year, Boutique out East, a local salon and spa, will hold its Pony Tail Roundup to support the Locks of Love Foundation, a organization that uses donated hair to create hair prosthetics for disadvantaged children suffering from medical hair loss conditions.

The event will take place at the salaon located at 2559 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. on Oct. 13 between 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Those interested can make hair donations and financial donations. Hair must be at least 10 inches long and  free of bleach. Colored or permed hair is acceptable.

The event will also include food, raffles, prizes and gifts.

Last year's event resulted in 34 feet of hair being donated. A total of 30 pony tails, ranging from 10 to 28 inches long, were cut.

"Our goal is doing anything we can for Locks of Love," said Mark Gutowski, co-owner of the salon.

The salon is also offer free pampering and special gifts to children from the area who use Locks of Love. To nominate a child for the free pamering and gifts, email the salon at Winners will be selected five days prior to the event.

For more information, call the salon at 941-746-1500.

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