Hairstylist Warren Schultz’s bid to honour the 10th anniversary of his mother’s death will come to life on Friday August 26 at Nouvo salon in Walmer.
Schultz, 30, a senior stylist at Nouvo Salon, has started an initiative to cut hair for 18 hours straight from the morning of August 26 until midnight, in honour of his mother, Amelia Schultz, who died of renal cancer in 2006.
“My mom never got to see me in action, doing what I am passionate about… That is why I thought this would be a great way to remember her,” Schultz said.
Backed by the Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa) and Nouvo salon, the Cuts for Amelia initiative also aims to raise funds for renal cancer research.
Bookings for haircuts between 6am and midnight are open and fellow stylists will be available to assist Schultz before and after normal working hours.
Food and drinks will be on sale at the venue from 7am to 11pm as well as live entertainment by Port Elizabeth musician Michelle Olivier from 7pm to 11pm.
Donations from individuals or companies are welcome.
“Any corporate or individual wanting to sponsor prizes or make a donation, match rand for rand and be part of the hand over would be most welcome,” said Nouvo General Manager Elzabe Boshoff.
80% of the funds raised will go to Cansa.
“Nouvo will make this an annual event and fundraiser in [Amelia’s] honour,” Boshoff said.
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