What is Share Your Hair?
During Fall and Winter Semesters, an event is held in which BYU female students can have their hair cut and styled for free by a Studio 2010 stylist when they donate their hair. The hair is given to organizations that make wigs and donate them to women and children with hair loss - Hair we Share, and Children with Hair Loss. In Winter Semester 2019, there were 75 donors and 125 donations that contributed to making 15 wigs!
You must be able to donate at least 8 inches. Hair can be gray, bleached, or dyed. Walk-ins are welcome, although pre-scheduled appointments will be given priority. You can schedule an appointment here.
If you cannot make it to our event but would still like to donate your hair, you can get it cut at anytime and drop off the donation at the WSC 2330 Y-Serve office!
0.5 - 1 hour a semester
I'm currently a videographer for Y-Serve and I had the opportunity to film one of Share Your Hair's service week events. I worked with the ED and PDs to plan and be at the event, and it was an awesome experience. Those running the program are motivated, and everyone who comes to participate is incredibly generous! I met a girl who went from long hair to a pixie cut and the volunteer who was cutting her hair was not only talented, but also incredibly helpful along the way, helping her when she got nervous! It was so awesome to see them two get along and accomplish a single goal from two different sides.
-Josh Lee (2018)