For the last seven years we have been a part of the annual Cuts For Cancer cut-a-thon at UBC. Every ponytail we can collect throughout the year we save for this day. It has become a celebrated tradition in which we close down our salons for the day and volunteer our services at this very inspiring event.
All of our stylists work from 9 am to 5 pm nonstop cutting, blow drying, flat ironing and shaving as many heads as we can. For a flat flee you can become part of the excitement. Those who donate eight inches of hair or more receive a free cut. The hair collected is sent to be made into wigs that will be used to help those coping with the side effects of this disease.
To date we have helped raise over $90,000.00 in hair, and $45,000.00 in cash for the Canadian Cancer Society.
We also believe in providing opportunities for people that do not have access to proper education. Since 2005, each stylist at OTF donates part of his or her earnings to Chiera Vanessa, from Columbia, to make sure she has access to proper education, clothing and food.
It is our goal to help provide her with the funding she needs to follow her dreams as she grows up. We are proud to sponsor her and her village.