Free haircuts for annual Wigs for Kids hair donation event
04.11.2017 | By Andrea Vasquez
HOUSTON – San Jacinto College cosmetology students will host their annual hair donation event featuring free haircuts benefitting Wigs for Kids on Wednesday, April 26 at the San Jacinto College South Campus cosmetology salon.
Wigs for Kids is a nonprofit organization that has been serving children suffering from hair loss since 1981. Certified cosmetic therapists throughout North America create custom-made hair replacements. Each one is completely hand-tied and made entirely from human hair. Wigs for Kids helps 125 – 150 children annually.
San Jacinto College cosmetology students will give free haircuts to participants who wish to donate their hair to Wigs for Kids. Hair must be a minimum of 12 inches and free of all dyes and chemicals. Gray hair will not be accepted.
For those who still wish to donate but do not meet the hair requirements, $10 haircut and style and $5 blow dry and style services will be offered, and monetary donations will also be accepted. All proceeds will benefit Wigs for Kids.
The Wigs for Kids event will be held on Wednesday, April 26 from 12–5 p.m., at the San Jacinto College South Campus cosmetology salon in building 13, located at 13735 Beamer Road in Houston. For more information on the event, contact the San Jacinto College South Campus cosmetology department at 281-922-3406.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Rising Star Award recipient and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 30,000 students each semester benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers seven areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to a four-year college or university or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.