Every year, seniors at Suttons Bay High School have to complete a project that helps the community before graduation.
“Sky is the limit for the most part. The kids choose what the project is that they do. The object is to try and get them out of their comfort zone,” said Shan Bowens, Mentor, and Interventionist at Suttons Bay High School.
Natalee Anderson, a Suttons Bay High school senior, has long known she wanted to go into cosmetology.
“I always remember asking my mom or sister or cousin, oh can I do your hair,” said Natalee Anderson, Suttons Bay High School senior.
She’s focusing her senior project on her passion, creating a cut-a-thon for .
Anderson chose this non-profit because they do not charge kids for the wigs.
Shawnna Manzano, Master Hairstylist at M Salon and Spa in Traverse City, will do the haircuts.
“It’s the best part of my career. To be able to help people feel better about themselves, especially children. So to have the opportunity to give back and help the little ones is a great feeling,” said Manzano.
To donate your hair, it cannot be colored or chemically treated at least seven inches for a boy’s wig and ten inches for a girl’s wig.
“A new year is a great time to cut off dead weight. Layers are trendy right now, and swinging bobs are really in style,” explained Manzano.
Anderson working on her senior project since September has reassured her she wants to go to cosmetology school following graduation and eventually open her own salon.
The cut-a-thon is on Tuesday from 4:30 to 7:30 pm at M Salon and Spa in Traverse City.