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March 2, 2010

Spa of Colonial Williamsburg offers free clips for Locks of Love

The salon at The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg is offering free haircuts to those donating hair or cash to benefit Locks of Love March 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Locks of Love is a non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to disadvantaged children who suffer from long-term hair loss due to any medical condition.

There are two ways to qualify for the complimentary haircut – by donating a 10-inch or longer ponytail of hair or by making a cash donation to Locks of Love on the day of the event. Haircuts will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis, with approximately 28 haircuts offered.

The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg was selected as one of the 2009 top 10 spas in North America on Vanity Fair magazine’s Top Global Spa List and selected as one of nine new spas in the United States in Condé Nast Traveler magazine’s 2008 Hot List. For more information on the Locks of Love event, call 757-220-7720.

Locks of Love provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under the age of 21 who live in the United States and Canada and suffer from long-term medical hair loss. The organization uses donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics which help restore self-esteem and confidence, enabling the children to face the world and their peers. Children receive hair prostheses free of charge or on a sliding scale based on financial need.

The salon at The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg is a full-service salon for men and women, offering haircuts, coloring and styling by certified colorists and stylists trained at major haircutting academies in New York and Los Angeles. The salon also offers natural nail care techniques using environmentally conscious products and complete makeup application and skin care consultation. The Spa is located at 307 S. England St.

Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational institution and cultural destination dedicated to the preservation, restoration, interpretation and presentation of the 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia as the nation’s largest living history museum. Colonial Williamsburg offers more than 1,000 guest rooms among five hotels, including the landmark Williamsburg Inn, four historic dining tavern and six restaurants, a full-service 20,000-square-foot spa, the Golden Horseshoe golf courses and 66,000 square feet of conference space centered at the restored Williamsburg Lodge.

Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s Web site at colonialwilliamsburg.com Purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the Foundation’s preservation, research and educational programs.

Media Contact:
Barbara Brown
(757) 220-7280



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