The American Cancer Society provides wigs for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments, whose side effects cause hair loss. The wigs are donated to the Society from past survivors, wig stores, Pantene, and anyone who can donate a wig. These wigs are held at distribution centers where a volunteer trained professional fits each patient with a wig. These centers don’t have the capabilities to clean and style the wigs or distribute them. This is where All About U Salon stepped up and helped out! They cleaned, dryed, and styled 145 wigs in one day; talk about team work! These lovely ladies put their hearts and souls into making these patients feel better about themselves. The American Cancer Society said they have to wait till a local school could clean and prepare the wigs once a school term. All About U made it possible for them to distribute more wigs quickly. Patients can now choose from a much wider selection of wigs than on the Wall of Hope. Talk to your local American Cancer Society volunteer to see how you can help out. Their programs such as, look good feel better, knots of love, and the wig distribution center run entirely on volunteer work so help is always needed.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Currently, Operation Backpack provides about 400 food bags a week for at risk or low-income children. They deliver these packs to four different schools every Friday to ensure that the kids have something to eat during the weekends while they are not at school. The Kansas Spread The Love Salon, All About U, has been collecting food donations for Operation Backpack. The organization was so thankful to receive a large donation and is also excited that All About U Salon will continue to contribute. All About U will volunteer time to personally hand out backpacks and plans on putting together personal hygiene backpacks for 400 children with the help of Matrix and local businesses to send home with kids before summer break. Contact Theresa Gartner of Operation Backpack (785) 286-1370 for ways to help.
Posted by Natalie Fox at 7:31 AM
Friday, March 30, 2012
It has been a little over a month since we began our quest to Spread the Love through hairdressing around the country! Here is a short recap of the beginning of our journey through New Orleans, Southern California, Michigan, Chicago, Las Vegas, and Oklahoma! Enjoy! Also, don’t forget to check out our blog at MyMatrixFamily.com/Love
Posted by Natalie Fox at 4:04 PM
Nevada’s Spread The Love Salon, Xpressions, put together an event where 3 different women’s shelters were invited to get pampered for a day. We had so much fun getting to know everyone and helping out! The best part of the day was seeing these women’s “Xpressions” change as they got manicures, pedicures, facials, haircuts, and styles that made them feel beautiful!
Posted by Natalie Fox at 3:28 PM
Saturday, March 17, 2012
In the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, we decided to ditch our usually smooth hair and get some texture and curl! Think about the curls you see in River Dance and Lord of the Dance! We will show you how to get a more modern version of that curly hair using the best curly hair products on the market, the total results curl line. This product line also happens to be in the GREEN packaging; how perfect! This "How To" is for everyone because Meredith will demonstrate with her naturally straight hair, and Natalie shows you how to get the best result for naturally textured hair. You might even get to see a little Irish Jig! Enjoy and Happy St. Patty's Day!