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Cuts for a cause draws 500 Calgarians to Tomkins Park

Dancing to the groove of the music the DJ was spinning in Tompkins Park, some of the most talented hairstylists in the city gave out dozens of $20 haircuts for charity yesterday.

The Sixth Annual Artists for Quality of Life Donnie Peters Memorial Cut-a-Thon brought together a dozen of the best city stylists from various salons, with 500 Calgarians wanting a normally expensive haircut for much less, including Jill Wood.

“I came a few years ago and it was the best haircut I ever had, and so I came back again to support a good cause,” she said. “You won’t find a haircut this good for this little anywhere else.”

The money collected from the cut-a-thon goes towards AIDS Calgary’s Positive Living Lunch Program, said organizer Linda Eckess.

“There’s music, boutiques, dog haircuts, people haircuts and face painting — it’s all fun for a good cause,” she said.

Ginger Group hairstylist Stacy Peterson said this was her first year cutting hair for the fundraiser, but she had a blast. “I think it’s a lot of fun and it’s been a very good turnout and it’s been a really great day.”

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