INNOVATIVE SPA PRODUCTIONS
supports Locks of Love with financial and hair contributions.
MISSION & VISION
Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children, age 18 and under suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.
Our mission is to return a sense of self, confidence and normalcy to children suffering from hair loss by utilizing donated ponytails to provide the highest quality hair prosthetics to financially disadvantaged children. The children receive hair prostheses free of charge or on a sliding scale, based on financial need.
WHO WE SERVICE
Most of our children suffer from an autoimmune disorder called alopecia areata, which causes hair follicles to shut down. In addition to the loss of scalp hair, many also lose their eyelashes, eyebrows and all body hair. This hair loss is permanent in most cases, and there is no known cause or cure. Other recipients have been victim to severe burns, endured radiation treatment to the brain stem as a treatment for cancer, or suffer from any number of disorders that cause permanent hair loss.
BENEFITS TO CHILDREN
The children who receive these hairpieces have lost more than their hair; they suffer from a loss of self. Many have been teased by classmates and/or embarrassed by the attention they receive because of their hair loss. They often will withdraw from normal childhood activities such as swimming, going to the mall or even playing with their friends. While wearing a hairpiece is certainly not a cure for these children, it can help restore some of the normalcy to their everyday lives that most of us take for granted. It is our goal to help provide a foundation on which they can begin to rebuild their self-esteem.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
To learn more about how to:
Contact the Locks of Love organization
Make a hair or financial donation
Nominate a child for a hairpiece
Hold a Locks of Love event
Learn to properly cut hair for a donation
Become a Locks of Love participating salon
Visit their website at www.LocksOfLove.org