FM and BOCES Cosmetology students held its annual “Locks of Love” Benefit event recently.
Locks of Love is a where people donate their own hair to children that have lost their hair due to cancer and chemotherapy treatments.
She has been involved with lock locks of love for about five years along with Cristie Crawford, FM’s Coordinator who asked Mead to join the tradition.
Eleven Cosmetology students participated in this year’s event. Most were seniors who are graduating this year to earn their cosmetology degree. “ This event helps students realize that there is more than just working in a salon; they can think beyond themselves and help others,” said Julie mead, cosmetology instructor at Hamilton Fulton Montgomery Boces Career and Tech center.
Ashley Wilson, cosmetology stylist who was part of the event, said her teacher got her involved and now it’s an annual thing that they participate in. “its goes to a good cause. With hair you can make them [cancer patients] smile and change their day, week or even month,” said Wilson
More about this type of project can be found at locksoflove.org