8-Year-Old Avery Saba Makes The Kindest Cut!


For 8-year-old Avery Saba of Pittsburgh, the decision to donate nine inches of her hair was an easy one.  “I want to help people who have cancer,” the active, hockey-playing third grader said.  Avery was just eight days away from her second birthday, when her mother, Shelly, was diagnosed with breast cancer in May of 2008.  Although her memory of Shelly’s treatment is vague, photos of her mother’s subsequent hair loss as she underwent a summer of chemotherapy remained with her.  After over a year without a haircut, Avery finally had enough to donate and went to the hairdresser over her Christmas break.

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“The only bad thing is that now my mom can’t see me on the hockey ice,” said Avery referring to her trademark ponytail that no longer peeks out the back of her helmet. “But that’s OK, I think I kind of like my hair shorter.”

Thank you, Avery, for your incredibly kind donation to Pantene Beautiful Lengths!

150 Semester at Sea Students Shave Their Heads & 13 Donate to Pantene Beautiful Lengths!

It all starts with an Executive Dean on the around the world voyage on the Semester at Sea program for Fall 2014.  650 amazing, intelligent and compassionate college students heard her story of being a stage three breast cancer survivor and losing all her hair from chemotherapy.  They also knew that her son and daughter, who were on the ship with her as a student and a lifelong learner, had grown their hair for four years so that they could donate it to Pantene Beautiful Lengths.


In November, 150 students on the Semester at Sea Fall 2014 voyage shaved their heads, and 13 of them had hair long enough to donate to Pantene Beautiful Lengths.  These students all demonstrated a commitment to caring for others through self-sacrifice.  These are the wonderful students who donated.

 Morgan Rush

Taylor Rush

Ciara McManus

Ellis O’Connor

Leandra Ipina

Katelin Verploeg

Quincey Shelton

Kayla Bernel

Sierra Postler

Keelee Martin

Kei Lin Chang

Madeline Butler

Ashley Panek


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Written by Peggy Campbell-Rush.

Mother & Daughter Donate Hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths

Donel recently cut and donated her hair for a second time to Pantene Beautiful Lengths.  On the day of her donation, her five-year-old daughter Lydia was so inspired by her mother’s kindness that she decided to also donate her hair to the Beautiful Lengths program. Lydia is loving her new short ‘do and is happy that her hair is going to a woman in need.

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Thank you both for your support of Pantene Beautiful Lengths!

Erica Cuts & Donates to Pantene Beautiful Lengths!

Erica’s mother was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer on April 1st.  A few weeks later, she went to pick out her wig.  Erica had very long hair and knew that she wanted to donate, as she had done so in the past.  Erica promised her parents that she was going to donate her hair right before moving from Florida to Georgia in June.
On June 2nd, Erica experienced an arteriovenous malformation (AVM), and needed brain surgery.  She remembers telling her neurosurgeon that she wanted to donate her hair and asked if he could save as much as he could.  Erica had her craniotomy on June 18th, which happened to be the day before she was supposed to move.
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Erica’s neurosurgeon was able to keep most of her hair, and Erica was able to travel back to Florida and donate to Pantene Beautiful Lengths.  Erica thanks Beautiful Lengths for “the opportunity to let me help brighten someone’s day.”
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Thank you, Erica, for your incredibly kind donation!

Your ponytail, her confidence.

Thank you.

Photo credit: A Practical Wedding

National Donate Your Hair Day – November 22, 2014!

Pantene will host its third annual National Donate Your Hair Day on Saturday, November 22, 2014!  This annual day of giving encourages people nationwide to cut and donate their hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, and in partnership with Seventeen, Pantene will host three donation events this year in New York City, Los Angeles, and Miami!

Interested in donating your hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths on National Donate Your Hair Day? See below for further information on how you can schedule a FREE cut and style at the participating salons in New York City, Los Angeles, and Miami.  Appointments are limited and are made on a first come, first serve basis, so please be sure to email the below contacts as soon as possible!

New York
Rita Hazan Salon
720 Fifth Avenue
11th Floor
New York, NY 10019
To make an appointment at the Rita Hazan Salon in New York City, please contact NDYHDNYC@gmail.com
The Rita Hazan Salon will be taking appointments from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Los Angeles
Nine Zero One
901 Westbourne Drive
West Hollywood, CA 90069
To make an appointment at the Nine Zero One Salon in Los Angeles, please contact NDYHDLA@gmail.com
Nine Zero One will be taking appointments from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The Gabriel Samra Salon
3035 Coral Way
Miami, FL 33145
To make an appointment at the Gabriel Samra Hair Salon in Miami, please contact NDYHDMiami@gmail.com
The Gabriel Samra Hair Salon will be taking appointments from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

If you would like to participate in National Donate Your Hair Day but do not live in New York, Los Angeles or Miami, we encourage you to contact your local salon and tell them more about Pantene Beautiful Lengths and National Donate Your Hair Day, as many salons will cut hair that is being donated at a discounted rate.

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To learn more about Pantene Beautiful Lengths, please visit http://www.Pantene.com for further information, including instructions on how to make the cut!

Marybeth Barrios Makes The Kindest Cut!

Marybeth Barrios is a seven year old with a heart of gold. Marybeth herself battles from a genetic disorder as well as epilepsy, which she suffers seizures from daily. She has all different types of seizures, but she doesn’t let it hold her back!


Marybeth’s decision to donate her hair solely came from her. One day she told her mom, Tricia Barrios, that she had a dream that she “helped a girl with green eyes have hair by cutting hers since she lost it from being sick”. Tricia was blown away and it melted her heart to know that Marybeth wanted this all her own.

Tricia’s best friend Nicole is a hairstylist, and once they called her and asked her to cut Marybeth’s hair, she told them all about the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program.


“We made the big day a play date with my girlfriends kids and Marybeth’s sister Amber and Nicole cut 11-12 inches,” says Tricia. “We were all so excited once it was done. What a transformation!”

Marybeth said it made her feel happier then she could ever imagine! She said she wants to keep growing and donating forever!


“Such an easy thing for people to do and give so little of themselves to help someone and make them feel better,” says Tricia. “We hope Marybeth’s story will encourage more young girls to help out and make a difference in someone’s life.”


Thank you, Marybeth for your incredible support of Pantene Beautiful Lengths!