After meeting HairToStay’s founder Bethany Hornthal and salon industry advocate Sydney Berry at ISBN’s 2022 Conference, Scott Sharkey took action immediately to support this worthy organization. HairToStay, a national nonprofit, helps low-income cancer patients afford scalp cooling, a life-changing treatment that can dramatically reduce chemotherapy-induced hair loss. Unfortunately, scalp cooling is usually not covered by insurance.
“HairToStay hit home with me immediately as such a nice thing to do,” says Sharkey, whose 140-and-growing salons operate in the New England region. “Why not give back when you can?”
An initial contribution by Sharkey and his wife to jumpstart the HairToStay fund is being augmented by in-salon philanthropic activities. To date, Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids has helped more than 20 patients keep their hair while undergoing cancer treatment. Their commitment to fund treatment for one new cancer patient for every new Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids franchise will be ongoing.
A company that prides itself on giving back, Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids donates a percentage of every haircut to charity. After their haircut, the child is given a token to put in a box designated for the charity of their choice, inspiring and engaging the young clients and their families to give back.
Learn more about Hair To Stay at https://hairtostay.org/