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Charity turns substantial haircuts into hairpieces for children fighting disease

Oklahoma City salon shears 10 inches of columnist Carrie Coppernoll's hair for charity that benefits cancer patients.

BY CARRIE COPPERNOLL Modified: June 30, 2010 at 11:11 am •  Published: June 30, 2010

Jennifer Austin pulled the ponytail away from my head and started chopping.

This wasn't a guillotine move; this was a logger's sawing move.

I tried to remind myself that someone was going to appreciate my hair more than I had. Most days I didn't even like it.

But I still felt...

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Locks of Love

Locks of Love accepts hair of all colors and types. Hair must be put into ponytails or braids and then cut. Loose hair cannot be accepted. Hair that is 10 inches or longer can be used for hairpieces. Shorter hair, in addition to gray hair, is sold, and Locks of Love uses the profits to support its cause. Layered, dyed or permed hair is OK; bleached hair and dreadlocks are not. Locks of Love doesn't keep a list of participating salons. Hair donations can be mailed to 234 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33405-2701. For complete donation details, go to www.locksoflove.org or call (561) 833-7332.

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