Cuts for a cause

By KATIE HURST/ Staff Writer

COLUMBIANA — Several people in Shelby County will be sporting pink hair this month — not for Halloween, but for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Seventh Heaven salon in Columbiana is offering specials throughout the month to raise donations for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, including pink hair extensions and a free haircut day.

Leigh Brasher, stylist at the salon, said the business wanted to help raise awareness this month because they often see the effects cancer has on the community, including their own staff.

“A lot of ladies at the salon have been closely affected by a family member who’s had cancer,” she said. “It’s something that we all have a passion for helping out with.”

Throughout the month, the salon will offer pink hair color for $5 a foil and pink clip-in hair extensions for $10 a piece, Brasher said.

“We’ve been doing a lot of the pink extensions,” she said. “We’ve had new customers that wanted to come in and get them, and several people participating in the Race for the Cure wanted pink hair.”

On Oct. 16, the salon will host their biggest fundraiser of the month by offering free haircuts from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. for anyone who gives at least a $10 donation to the cause.  A bake sale will be held at the salon the same day, with all proceeds going to cancer research.

Breast cancer awareness t-shirts will also be sold at the salon throughout the month for $20.

“Every October we do something for breast cancer,” Brasher said. “This is the biggest thing we’ve done yet. It’s a fun way to make people aware of a serious and important cause.”

For more information on the month’s events, call 669-4092.