Santa Paula Times

Locks of Love receives gift from Sarah Nava

July 14, 2006
Santa Paula News
Sarah Nava, age 5 recently got a very special haircut from Heather Gladden at Tisa’s High Performance salon. Sarah donated her hair to “Locks of Love.” Locks of Love is a nonprofit organization that uses donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics for financially disadvantaged children under age 18 suffering from long-term medical hair loss (including cancer-related treatments). The prostheses helps to restore the children’s’ self-esteem and their confidence, enabling them to face the world and their peers. Locks of Love accepts 10-inch minimum length (tip to tip) of clean, dry hair, bundled into a ponytail or braid. For more information, visit their web site at (Left) Heather Gladden styles Sarah Nava’s hair after it was cut. (Right) Sarah’s hair was long enough that Gladden was able to get 7 pony tails. Photos by Don Johnson