District cosmetology junior and senior classes at Sewanhaka High School recently worked with Suzanne Chimera, the founder of Hair We Share.
The organization provides human-hair customized wigs, free of charge, for anyone who cannot afford them. This organization also provides wigs for children and teens who are suffering from hair loss due to cancer and other medical conditions. The wigs are made from ponytail donations, as well as financial donations that allow the hours of work that goes into the making of a wig.
Chimera needed the students’ help to shampoo and style over 50 wigs that were just made. Each student needed to measure the length of the wig, clean it and then choose a style. The wigs were then photographed and re-packaged for stock. Chimera posted the pictures of the styled wigs on her website. The students’ information about their style was included with the completed wig.
The students worked carefully with the wigs, knowing their cost and how fragile they can be. Each hairstyle was different, and each student took pride in styling a wig for a child or teen. Teachers Mrs. Contarino, Mrs. Strumpf and Mrs. Portier coordinated all the photographing and assisted the students with the tools needed to make this project successful.