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.”