Cary, NC — On Sunday, October 26, 2014, Twisted Scizzors Salon, located in the High House Crossing shopping center, raised $2000 during a one-day “Cut-A Thon” to benefit Headbands of Hope.
Not Your Average Salon
This was the salon’s largest one-day fundraising event. Over the past six years, Twisted Scizzors Salon has raised money for Hurricane Katrina survivors, Breast Cancer Awareness, and Look Good Feel Better. Earlier this year, they provided Mother’s Day hairstyles to residents of Rex Healthcare Rehabilitation in Apex, NC.
Accident Spurred Giving
Salon owner Amanda Kimball’s willingness to give back began when her husband Leroy was in a serious motorcycle accident. Many people helped her and her family through that serious time of life, so, after he was well, she became committed to helping others whenever she could.
All Proceeds Went to Charity
The event took place over a six hour shift between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm on a day the salon is normally closed. Haircuts were only $10 to anyone: women, men and children.
Cancer survivors were also treated to makeovers to support children’s cancer funds. Becky Boulo, a cancer survivor, was treated to a makeover, including a new haircut style and makeup application.
The team at Twisted Scizzors performed 78 haircuts that day. All of the proceeds went to Headbands of Hope. Amanda explains that,
This year, we were looking for a way to help children. Headbands of Hope caught our attention from their segment on the Today show. It’s wonderful what they are doing. While their work is national, I liked that they started local with UNC and Duke. It just felt like a great collaboration.
$20,000 in 2 Years
Lauren Athey, Director of Outreach Services for Headbands of Hope, notes,
I’m absolutely thrilled to partner with Twisted Scizzors Salon for Cut-a-thon for Hope. The amount of support we receive from those locally and nationally has been overwhelming the past two and a half years. This organization has grown into my career and knowing that we have been able to donate over $20,000 to childhood cancer research and over 20,000 headbands to little girls battling cancer, is just breathtaking.
Attention needs to be brought to childhood cancer. Progress can’t be made without research. Research can’t be done without funding. And funding can’t be done without awareness. Headbands of Hope aims to start with awareness and end with a cure.
The staff at Twisted Scizzors wearing headbands in honor of their charity
Amanda Kimball giving a haircut during the Twisted Scizzors Cut-a-thon
Amanda Kimball, left, owner of Twisted Scizzors, and stylists Linsey Devenow and Stacy Raphael often donate their time for charity events.
COURTESY OF TWISTED SCIZZORS
CARY — At Twisted Scizzors,
it’s not always about the hair.
Since opening in 2008, the salon
has held regular fundraisers to
benefit various community causes.
The most recent was this month’s
event for Headbands of Hope. For
every headband the group sells,
another is given to a girl with cancer,
and $1 is donated to fund childhood
Owner Amanda Kimball said the
salon’s philanthropy grew out of a
In 2006, Kimball’s husband was
seriously injured in a motorcycle
accident and was in an induced coma for more than a month.
“He broke almost every bone in his body,” she said. “Three times during that month, I was told he wasn’t going to make it.”
To complicate matters, the accident was not out of state. Her husband was hospitalized in Knoxville, Tennessee.
“People did a lot for me,” said Kimball, who has four children. “They cleaned my home, made dinners for my family, and my baby sitter took the kids for a week so I could be with him.
“People were paying my mortgage because he was out of work,” she said. “Somebody deposited $2,000 in our checking account to pay bills. Others were doing what they could to help me.”
The experience strengthened Kimball’s resolve to do whatever she could for others in need.
“I pay it forward whenever I can,” she said.The salon holds one or two cut-a-thons every year. All proceeds from the day go to a designated charity. Past beneficiaries have been Hurricane Katrina survivors and groups supporting breast cancer awareness. Earlier this year, Twisted Scizzors provided Mother’s Day hairstyles to residents of Rex Healthcare Rehabilitation in Apex.
“This year we were looking for a way to help children,” Kimball said. She saw a news segment on Headbands of Hope and decided it would be a good fit.
“While their work is national, I liked that they started local,” she said. The founder of Headbands of Hope is a graduate of N.C. State University.
Kimball said the cut-a-thons are a group effort. The week leading up to the event is hectic as specialized T-shirts are made and the salon is readied.
“The stylists come in on their day off and don’t get paid,” she said.
Any tips are collected in a jar and added to the total donation. The staff brings in food, and volunteers help with sweeping and other chores.
“We stay busy all day, from 10 to 4,” she said. “I have a great team that supports my cause and it means a lot. They work hard to make sure the event goes smooth that day.”
While Kimball’s husband made a full recovery, the story didn’t end there. Two years after his accident, the baby sitter who was an invaluable help during his hospitalization, also was involved in a motorcycle accident. She didn’t survive.
“I thought that would never be possible,” Kimball said.
Last month, Kimball made her life’s message permanent. She now has a tattoo with the words “Pay it Forward.”
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Cary hair salon raises money for Triangle tornado victims
Credit: Regina Kaiser
Twisted Scizzors Salon and Spa holds a benefit to raise money for Triangle tornado victims.
Published: May 01,2011
CARY, N.C. --
A Cary hair salon and spa raised about $1,200 for tornado victims Sunday in a special cut-a-thon.
Twisted Scizzors Salon and Spa opened the salon Sunday, a day when it’s normally closed, to host a fundraiser to benefit Triangle tornado victims.
Eight hair stylists and five students-in-training took part in the cut-a-thon from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All of the money raised at Sunday’s event will go to the American Red Cross Triangle Chapter.
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Cut-a-thon Raises $2000
November 5, 2014 | Story by: Community Contributor | Categories: Community, Featured
Twisted Scizzors Earns Esteemed 2014 Angie’s List Super Service Award
Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service
Twisted Scizzors Salon has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2014.
Professional Service within a Fun atmosphere!
“Only about 5 percentof the Hair Salons/Barbers companies in Raleigh/Durham have performed so consistently well enough to earn our Super Service Award,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “It’s a really high standard.”
Angie’s List Super Service Award 2014 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade; the company must be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.
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Twisted Scizzors Salon is located at:
2751 NC Hwy 55
Cary, NC 27519
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Cary salon raises money for cancer patients through cut-a-thon
Posted: Oct 20, 2013 7:57 PM EDT
Updated: Nov 03, 2013 7:57 PM EST
by WNCN Staff
Twisted Scizzors is Excited to announce that with 2015's fundraiser we raised
over $3,000 for Bob's Buddies!
We were at it again in 2016 where
Twisted Scizzors raised over $4,000 for
We are so proud of our team and the community for participating in a great cause.
A Cary salon raised money Sunday for a non-profit dedicated to improving the self-esteem and quality of life of people undergoing cancer treatments.
Twisted Scizzors salon
offered free haircuts to cancer patients
Sunday, and raised more than
$800 for the non-profit
Ginsberg discovered a lump in
her breast on Christmas Eve last year,
and she began her cancer treatments
in February. She has since been given
a good prognosis because she found the cancer in the early stages.
"Early detection saves live, I am living proof," Ginsberg said. "I want to tell other women undergoing treatment to take care of yourself and treat yourself well through your journey, accept help from others and never give up hope."
Look Good Feel Better offers complimentary group, individual and self-help beauty sessions that create a sense of support, confidence, courage and community for women undergoing treatment for cancer.
Twisted Scizzors salon cuts for a cause
BY CINDY SCHAEFFER
Correspondent | October 27, 2014