The Fairfax County school district recently recognized South Lakes High School for their work in organizing a hair donation event benefiting cancer patients.
In partnership with well-known shampoo company Pantene, seniors Samantha Lowe and Sarah Wolfe along with teacher Rebecca Samba organized the “Beautiful Lengths” event, in which people with long hair could donate a portion of their locks to be made into free wigs for cancer patients.
Stylists from Maude Hair salon in Herndon and students from the Chantilly Cosmetology Academy donated their time to cut donors’ hair.
In all, 20 people–a mix of students, parents and teachers–donated more than eight inches of hair each during the event last week.
Photos courtesy of Fairfax County Public Schools