The latest hair trend in Mesquite is gold extensions and two local salons are getting in on the action, all for a good cause.
September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time in which parents, hospitals, advocates and cancer warriors are raising awareness about cancers that affect children. Through sponsored events and donations, money is being raised to help families that face a childhood cancer diagnosis.
Here in Mesquite, The View Salon and Valley Curls are encouraging clients to be bold by wearing gold. For $5, stylists at both salons will apply a gold hair extension.
Proceeds from the sales of the gold extensions will go to help local childhood cancer warrior, 8-year-old Ethan Mendenhall, continue his fight. Mendenhall was diagnosed three years ago with Neuroblastoma.
Shantiell Mendenhall, Ethan’s mom, came up with the bold, gold idea.
“I really just want to raise awareness of childhood cancer. Everyone knows about the pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness, but nobody really knows about the gold one for kids,” Mendenhall explained. “This month, moms who have kids fighting cancer are all trying to do something to bring some form of awareness. Because of the pink ribbon awareness for breast cancer, survival rates have skyrocketed. They’ve done amazing things with awareness and research because of the awareness.”
Gold hair extensions for childhood cancer awareness will be available throughout the month of September at both Valley Curls and The View Salon.