Pat McAfee’s Locks of Love Donation – from the stylist’s point of view.

As Pat McAfee stated, "If I can do something like this, why not?"  I couldn’t have said it better myself.  I had so much fun cutting off a ponytail (2-years’ worth of hair growth) from McAfee for his donation to Locks of Love!  Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the US and Canada who suffer from long-term medical hair loss.  I do admit, I was slightly nervous knowing that I would be filmed doing this, but Pat made me feel at ease right away with his laid-back, goofy personality.  

Pat came prepared and showed me a look that he previously had before deciding to grow his hair out.  He wanted to make sure that I didn’t take it too short because he was scared it would make his nose look big – so I made sure to keep some length.  He also wanted to be able to see some hair when looking straight ahead, of course without having a mullet. J   To help him achieve his desired look, I gave him a same-length all around haircut with enough hair for his curls to take full shape. To help with styling I used a dime-sized amount of our Pomade Dressing from our men’s hair care line, Gage.  I evenly dispersed the pomade throughout his towel dried hair, which will help keep his curls from getting big and frizzy.  It’s a low maintenance style but looks great.  It’s always fun to see how a simple haircut can really transform someone’s look – and I have to say that he looks pretty good.  …AND his mom can no longer call him a "dirty hippy".

This experience was a ton of fun for a great cause!  It’s why I love my job 🙂

                                     blog author:  Marliese Underwood, Tyler Mason Salon Spa Stylist