Locks of Love Near Me
If you are planning on donating your hair to Locks of Love, a Great Clips stylist will give you a free haircut. Great Clips has over 2,800 hair salons. Locate a salon near you or look for this decal sticker in the salon window. As another option, find a hair donations salon near you, at the Wigs for Kids website. Many salons accept Locks of Love donations.
Almost 2 years ago I decided to donate my hair. For most of my life, I had long hair.
I was ready for a change and wanted to do something good and help cancer patients. Unfortunately, I couldn’t donate to Locks of Love, but I did find another organization that would take my dyed hair.
Little did I know, I’d be bald from chemo a little over a year later. I’m glad I donated when I could.
Kim’s (of Kim’s Shopping Blog) daughter donated 10 inches of her hair to Locks of Love. You can see pics on her blog. Great Clips gave her a free haircut!
I encourage you to do this selfless act and donate hair at least once in your life.
Years ago I used to be so into my hair. I’d spend so much time on it. It’s really freeing when you cut it short. I realized after donating my hair and my hair loss from chemo, how minor hair is in relation to other things in life. It gave me a sense of self.
What Is Locks of Love?
Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization based in West Palm Beach FL. Locks of Love is a non profit that gives hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children that suffer from long-term medical hair loss.
Where To Get Haircuts for Locks of Love?
As long as the person cutting your hair follows the donation guidelines listed on the website, you can go anywhere.
Instructions For Donating Hair To Locks Of Love
You don’t have to go to a salon. A friend, family member, or (capable) child can cut your hair! Just wrap you hair into a pony tail and snip above the rubber band or ponytail holder. A braid is also an acceptable donation as long as they are the minimum length of 10 inches or longer. Please wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner before donating.
How Long Does the Hair Need to Be?
Donated hair for Locks of Love needs to be 10 inches measured tip to tip. If you have curly hair, it must be 10 inches or more when pulled straight.
Layered hair can be donated if the longest layer in 10 inches. Layered hair sometimes works best if separated into multiple ponytails.
Can You Donate Gray Hair?
Gray hair ponytails are acceptable donations. But it will not be used for children’s hairpieces, but instead will be sold to offset manufacturing costs.
Can You Donate Colored or Permed Hair?
Yes, Locks of Love will accept donations of colored hair and permed hair, but not bleached hair.
What Hair Is Not Accepted?
Dreadlocks, wigs, hair extensions, and synthetic hair are not eligible for donation. These can not be combed properly as part of the manufacturing process.
Locks Of Love By Mail Instructions
- Place your ponytail in a plastic bag
- If you would like acknowledgment for your donation, fill out the hair donation form and include it
- Put both the form and the plastic bag into a padded envelope
- Mail your ponytail to Locks of Love, 234 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33405-2701
The hair donation form can be found here.
Is Hair Donated Tax Deductable?
Hair donors will need to check with your accountant on this. Locks of Love is a nonprofit organization but they cannot place a monetary value on hair donated to them.
Free Haircut for Hair Donation Near Me
In addition to Great Clips hair donation free haircuts, there may be other local hair salons that participate in this offer as well. Ask your favorite salon if they would be willing to match the Great Clips offer.
Free Haircut With Hair Donation Post Originally posted 5/7/10. This has been updated and reposted because it is an important cause. Please call your Great Clips or your local salon and make sure they are participating before you head over there.
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Rachel is an Austin blogger, educator, mom, wife, young breast cancer survivor writing about health, saving money, and living a happy life in Austin, Texas.
Rachel has written for HuffPost and Hometalk and has been featured on KXAN, Studio 512, Fox 7 Austin, and CBS Austin.