Patch Tries: Editor Cuts Hair for Locks of Love [VIDEO]

Hair will benefit children with medical hair loss

Hair today, gone tomorrow!

West Orange Patch editor Karen Yi cut 10 inches off her long hair over the weekend for Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization that creates hairpieces for children with long-term medical hair loss from donations.

Yi, whose hair nearly reached her lower back, traded her flowing locks for a chic asymmetrical shoulder-length bob. Josephine Castrovinci, who co-owner of Salon Jofi in West Orange, did the honors.

Watch the video above for more information.

Brian Falzarano February 07, 2012 at 04:57 PM
Wonderful work as always, Karen and Lia. You did a great thing here, Karen, and your new haircut really suits you.
Toniann Antonelli February 07, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Way to go Karen! What an awesome way to honor your mom and friend. And...your new haircut looks great!
Lisa O'Donnell Fahoury February 07, 2012 at 08:40 PM
You go, Karen! Nice job for an amazingly worthy cause.
Linda R. Liotti D.O. February 08, 2012 at 03:20 PM
That is a wonderful donation. My daughter just sent her hair in as well. As a medical director for a hospice, I can't begin to express how important this gesture is. Thank you again. Linda R. Liotti D.O.
Susan1 February 08, 2012 at 03:31 PM
I hate to rain on your parade, but an article in the New York Times several years ago revealed that 80% of the hair donated to this organization is not used. I think your intent was lovely, and it is possible that things have improved since the article was published, but people might want to get more facts before they make a donation to Locks of Love. The Times article can be found here: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/06/fashion/06locks.html?pagewanted=all Hope I'm wrong about this....


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