Shear effort for charity

Shear effort for charity

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Maggie's Salon stylist Tara Domaldo measures Nikki Menton's hair before cutting it for a donation to Locks of Love. In back, from left, Alexa Pil and Kasarah Bruni watch in anticipation of their turns in the chair.

Last Saturday a group of Tisbury School students, teachers, and parents shed their locks for a good cause at Maggie’s Salon in Vineyard Haven.

Alexa Pil sports an impromptu mustache made from ponytails donated by her mom, Dr. Karen Casper. Behind her is Maggie's Salon stylist Emily Cottle.

Photos by Moiria and Kaden Merci

Alexa Pil sports an impromptu mustache made from ponytails donated by her mom, Dr. Karen Casper. Behind her is Maggie’s Salon stylist Emily Cottle.

Their hair was gathered and sent to Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children who suffer from long-term hair loss due to medical conditions.

 

“The team of stylists did an exceptional job and gave these students cute bobs and stylish new ’do’s,” Tisbury School special education teacher Moira Mercier, the event’s organizer, told The Times. “The Tisbury School would like to thank Maggie’s Salon for donating their time to such an important cause.”

Before facing the scissors, Alexa Pil (left, in front) and Kasarah Bruni (right, in back) received encouragement from Molly Menton (left, in back) and Natalie Pil (right, front).

Photo by Moiria and Kaden Mercie

Before facing the scissors, Alexa Pil (left, in front) and Kasarah Bruni (right, in back) received encouragement from Molly Menton (left, in back) and Natalie Pil (right, front).

Ms. Mercier said the event was especially significant this year to Tisbury School, because two students have siblings who have cancer.

Some students who were unable to donate hair, which requires a minimum length of 10 inches, showed up in support of their peers at the event and brought them treats and special cards in appreciation.