Host a Cut-A-Thon!
Wigs for Kids supports Ponytail Cut-A-Thons and Haircut Cut-A-Thons. Both of these Cut-A-Thon types benefit everyone involved – the salon, the stylists, and the community as a whole.
Wigs for Kids will provide hair donation salons with all the materials necessary to hold a Cut-A-Thon:
Guidelines: Step-by-step instructions to be successful.
Press Release: To announce your Cut-A-Thon to the public including the date, your location, and the requirements.
Pledge Sheet: Give to donors to obtain pledges for each inch of hair cut or a total monetary donation.
Signage: You will receive a template for a sign that you can place in your salon advertising the Wigs for Kids Cut-A-Thon.
Fact Sheet: Provides essential information listing all that you need as the salon owner/operator for hosting a Cut-A-Thon.
Proven PR = Community Awareness = Increased Sales
As your hair donation programs develop and are shared with the greater public, they will help support the Wigs for Kids mission, promote your generosity, and also help your salon.
We will provide you with the press release template to share your wonderful Cut-A-Thon story with the public:
Announce your salon amongst the Ambassador Hair Donation Salons
Promote coin collection boxes for hair donation programs
Promote your Sponsor A Child fundraising
Announce your salon is holding a Cut-A-Thon
We can also provide you with a template to create a flyer customized to promote activities and hair donation programs at your salon. Your salon will be listed as a resource on our Salon List on this website.
You should start recruiting potential hair donors and stylists as early as possible for your Cut-A-Thon. Some states have rules limiting locations where stylists can cut hair, so remember to ask about these state licensing laws when you inquire about stylists’ availability.
If you are planning on holding a Cut-A-Thon somewhere other than a salon, you’ll want to consider a place that has power, water, plenty of light and seating for hair donors. You’ll also need a table for stylist equipment, hair donation forms, shipping materials, a container for other donations in case people cannot donate hair and room for Wigs for Kids display materials.
Stylists should bring scissors, styling tools and products and smocks. We ask that hair stylists not only donate their time to cut the ponytails or braids, but to also provide styling, which we hope will encourage future donations and help the stylist gain new customers.