I have recently been going through a really hard time health wise these past few years and after finally starting to progress in a forward and up hill motion, I felt the time was right to do something for those less fortunate then I am. The only one time I have had short hair like I do now, was when I was a new born baby and it was growing out. That means more than 25 years of having long hair.
The talented Belmont Beauty Bar was the sponsor of my hair cut and donation. Ashley Berlin, also co-owner of Belmont Beauty Bar, cut, styled, and colored my hair. The anticipation of getting it all cut and styled seemed like it would take forever in my mind. In reality, it only took a few hours and I had a whole new hair style. Hello Beautifulness sponsored my makeup. Hello Beautifulness is owned and operated by Rebecca Anderson, and did my amazing makeup for me to look great and film and take some pictures. Then last but not least, the hair pieces that are going to be made from all my long curly hair. The hair piece maker and sponsor is Kymra Hamblin, and she is a cosmetologist entrepreneur and has worked with many different company's and fashion events in the Portland area. Once she is done making the hair pieces, I will be able to find the little girls that will receive them.
I had considered donating my hair to some of the well known organizations out there, but to be honest, I needed something more personal and involved. I want to meet the little girls in person, and be able to see them once they have the hair pieces on. Nothing will complete my journey like having a relationship with the special little girls who feel complete with my hair.
This was quite a powerful change I did for myself. I was not easy to think about doing, but the action of cutting it for a greater cause is so worth every bit of hair I was able to donate.
I included some photos of my evening for you to be able to see the steps I went through and how it all turned out. I also filmed it and am putting together a nice video that I hope to have ready to share with you in the next month or so.
It is quite a different look for me. But I am so blessed to have such great hair to be able to give away to a couple children.