I’ve been living in the Pacific Northwest for just over a year and the unsung heroes of the fishing industry as a part of my actual reality still totally knock my socks off. When VAIN owner Victoria Gentry rang me up one quiet Monday afternoon and asked if I’d like to hack off some fisherman’s ponytail for Locks of Love, this former Mid-Westerner was like, “You betcha!”
The rad dudes of Discovery’s The Deadliest Catch have a dangerous job, so it’s probably best that they don’t have long and luxurious locks to wrangle while hauling crabs out of the Pacific. Besides, Kodiak Engineer Adam McCalden and his sister Katie wanted to donate their hair to a great cause.
It’s surprising how little 10 inches (Locks of Love hair donation minimum length) actually looks like once it’s gone, and how much it leaves you to work with. Contrary to popular belief, there are usually many more style options than you would imagine post major lock chop.
It was a blast to create such a major change and to help both Katie and Adam transition into their new and shorter ‘dos! Plus, it was pretty sweet that we were on Komo 4 News- let’s be real.