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Friday, May 14, 2010

Hair Today, Boom Tomorrow

Local Salon collecting hair to use in helping Louisiana oil spill

For more than two weeks, millions of gallons of crude oil have been spewing from the ocean floor south of Louisiana due to a catastrophic oil rig explosion. It may be only a matter of time before it reaches our sugar white beaches.

Beginning Tuesday, May 11, 2010, Tequila Mockingbird Salon & Color Bar will be collecting clippings from all hair cuts which will be donated to Matter of Trust, a non-profit organization aiding in the clean up of this devastating event. The fibers are stuffed into nylons to make booms or woven into hair mats which have proven efficient in collecting and containing petroleum spills.

We are inviting the community to participate in the relief effort by scheduling appointments the week of Tuesday, May 11 – Saturday, May 22. Also, we would like to involve other local salons by encouraging them to save their clippings. We will serve as a collection post and anyone wishing to participate can call 482-8557 for an appointment or bring collected hair clippings to Tequila Mockingbird Salon & Color Bar at 2813 Hwy. 71, Marianna, Florida.

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