Saturday, May 29, 2010

Local Hair Salons Collect Hair To Send To Gulf

Here's a way we all can help................

Four area hair salons are joining the nationwide effort to help clean up the Gulf Coast oil spill by donating hair clippings and pantyhose to make booms used to sop up the petroleum. While the salons have a ready supply of hair, they are accepting donations of clean, used nylon stockings its OK if they have runs.

Participating salons are Hair Art Hair and Tanning Salon in Chesapeake Square, Onley; Hair Country in Belle Haven; Visual Changes in Parksley; and Danas Corner Cut in Bloxom. Donations can be brought to any of the salons.
Barbara Adkins, Hair Arts owner, said the idea to participate in the project came from Kelly Scott, a stylist at the salon and since the local salons began collecting hair a week ago each has collected a large trash bag of hair. They plan to ship the hair and hose once a week.

Other than the occasional request from someone wanting to spread hair around his yard to keep deer away, the clippings usually end up in the local landfill. But for now, they will be recycled into booms that will help protect the Gulf Coast in what appears will be a long-running crisis.

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