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Haircuts to help give hope worldwide

Newport Beach's Hampton Salon teams with Containers of Hope on Sunday to fundraise giving children worldwide food, school supplies.

June 25, 2010|By Sarah Peters, sarah.peters@latimes.com

Doing good for others is getting a style update this Sunday at a Newport Beach salon.

Hampton Salon is teaming up with the Christian nonprofit Containers of Hope to organize "Cuts for Change," a fundraiser to benefit children in need of food and school supplies.

"Our goal is to provide people with a great haircut and send them out not only looking good, but feeling good about doing something to help others," said Condren Hampton, who has owned the Bayside Circle salon for "two decades of style."

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Proceeds will benefit Containers of Hope, which assembles backpacks filled with clothing, school supplies, food, and other basic necessities shipped to children both locally and overseas.

"We've been blessed, so I think it's time we did something," Hampton said. "We're working, making money and surviving — it's time to give back."

This Sunday, salon stylists will be offering cuts for $10 and cuts with blow-dry for $20.

Normally, a woman's cut and dry can start at around $70, salon stylist Ashley Guillory said.

"We're going to be doing what we do best for charity," Guillory said.

Guillory, whose mother Jana Williams founded and runs Containers of Hope from her La Habra Heights home, said that she has seen similar successful fundraising events in salons where she has worked in the past and wanted to carry the idea into her current workplace, Hampton Salon.

The salon has already received numerous phone calls about the event — even reservations for specific stylists, she said.

Both walk-ins and reservations are welcome for the 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday event. However, the discount extends to new customers only, according to the event flier.

"It will be the first time we've done anything with this particular organization, so I'm not sure what to expect," Hampton said. "I would like to see thousands of people come in [on Sunday] to share in our talents and help with a great cause."

In addition to the cheap salon services, there will also be food, art and jewelry vendors contributing their time and proceeds to Containers of Hope.

"This weekend is going to be a lot of fun," Guillory said. "Everyone is going to be here for the right reason. We're all so blessed. Giving the day for a kid who needs help — it's just the right thing to do."

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