Before & After Laura

Denver hair styling for Laura

When I heard a good friend of mine, who is only 34, recently married, was diagnosed with a brain tumor I felt helpless. I wanted to do something dramatic. I have had long hair forever. I’ve been married 11 years and my husband has NEVER seen me with short hair. I decided in January to grow my hair out to donate it to Beautiful Lengths through the Pantene program…

I also decided it would be a fun thing to do with my 7 year old daughter. She is also growing out her hair to donate. She has about 3 more inches to go.

Laura at Gränd Salon has been so wonderful through the growth process. Each month she would measure the length and keep my hair trimmed while we accomplished our goal. Finally, after one of the hottest summers on record in the Colorado area, when I went in for my complimentary bang trim, Laura said the magic words. It’s 10 inches. Right then and there I yelled, Let’s do this!
She quickly checked her books to make sure my 5 minute appointment could now be a full hair cut appointment.

She pulled out her iPad. I said, Halle Berry or Keira Knightley to me. And boom, we found a combo of pictures of what I wanted…

Laura braided and then used brand new razors to chop my 10 inches off.

I am LOVING the new look. I have been overwhelmed by everyone’s reactions. But most of all, I was so proud to tell my friend who has the cancerous brain tumor and has lost all her hair, that “WE” did it. Together. Even though she won’t get the full fruits of my labor, it will help benefit someone else in need. And I think she looks beautiful as a bald women.

Thanks Gränd Salon and Laura! I’ll be back in a few months with my 7 year old daughter so she can do the same.

Liza Ratana