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Cosmetology Program Holding Locks of Love Donation Drive on Saturday, Nov. 23, in Time for the Holidays

Article by: Rosa Linda Reynoso

Do you wonder what the “gift of hair” means to someone suffering from long-term hair loss? Now that we’re entering the season of giving, you can provide that gift to build someone’s confidence and make their life much brighter during the Del Mar College Cosmetology Program’s Locks of Love donation drive scheduled this Saturday, Nov. 23.

The Cosmetology Glam Squad, made up of 25 students, will provide services to collect Locks of Love donations that the nonprofit organization will use to produce real human hair prosthetics to financially disadvantaged children and young adults who have lost their hair during cancer treatment or to diseases that cause hair loss, such as Alopecia and Autoimmune Disease.

The donation drive is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Room 208 (Cosmetology Lab) of the Flato Technology Building on the Del Mar College West Campus at Boaz Blvd. off Airport Road. Appointments and walk-ins welcome. To make an appointment, contact DMC faculty member Sandra Shelton Flinn, assistant professor of Cosmetology, at 698-1799 or sdflinn@delmar.edu.

Led by Shelton Flinn, basic-, intermediate- and senior-level students will cut ponytails for use in making the prosthetic hairpieces. Hair donations must be a minimum of 10 inches and not chemically damaged or bleached. Color or permed hair is acceptable.

The College’s Cosmetology program also collects donations throughout the year and will also take hair donations cut by individuals themselves. Anyone wishing to donate hair anytime during the year can make an appointment with the DMC Cosmetology Program by calling 698-1799 or emailing sdflinn@delmar.edu.

For more information about Locks of Love, go to www.locksoflove.org. 


About Del Mar College

Del Mar College empowers students to achieve their dreams. We offer quality programs, individual attention, outstanding instruction through faculty with real-world experience and affordable costs to credit and noncredit students in Corpus Christi and the South Texas Coastal Bend area. Nationally recognized while locally focused, we’re ranked in the top two percent of community colleges in the country granting associate degrees to Hispanic students (Community College Week). Del Mar College focuses on offering our students programs that match current or emerging career opportunities. Whether students are interested in the fine arts, sciences, business, occupational or technical areas, students get the education they need for the future they want at Del Mar College.