Anyone who knows me understands my not-so-secret love for the Kardashian family. So when I announced I was donating a foot of hair, everyone was shocked. I had made the vow a few years ago and it took me 3 years to grow out the layers and dyes.
I had grown it out to my waist, it was all natural and better conditioned than a horse’s mane. There is a reason why the last time I had short hair was over ten years ago. Even though I was convinced I would hate the cut, I was confident this was something i wanted to do. I was anxious, nervous, and scared all at the same time.
Despite my husband’s urging that I donate money instead, I made an appointment at the Mark Garrison salon. They have a partnership with Pantene Beautiful Lengths, which makes real hair wigs for men and women who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments.
There I was at 4:30pm on a Wednesday. I was accompanied by my moral support (Amy), and the man I was trusting my self-confidence with Alex. After a quick consult, he separated my hair into four mini ponytails. Alex was confident in his mission and within a few minutes I relaxed and decided this was going to end well. With his shiny silver shears, he went in for the first cut, and there was no going back.
Alex swiftly snipped, layered, and shaped my new shoulder length locks. I’m happy to report that I am loving my new look. I forgot what it was like to have shape and movement in my hair. You know you have a good cut when 4 days later, it still looks good without a professional blowout. Thanks Alex!
Some might say that it’s just hair. But I had become really attached to my lengthy locks, aka the Kardashian Kurls (when I had time to curl my hair). My donation probably only makes up 1/8 of a wig, but I felt lighter and happier knowing that I was able to make a contribution. As an added bonus, I can pick things up off the floor of my tiny NYC bathroom without fearing my hair will end up in the toilet.
Ladies, I encourage you to consider donating your hair. It is a big change and can feel impossible to do, but just think about what you’re doing for someone else. I’m so motivated that I’m thinking Coquette Events needs to sponsor a hair party! Any interest??
Thank you Mark and Alex for giving me the opportunity to do this and for giving me the gift of a gorgeous cut.