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Spa Pechanga Provides Free Haircuts Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness

It’s time to think pink because October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the trademark cotton candy color can be found on anything from kitchen appliances to the socks of NFL players. All this month, Pechanga Resort & Casino is doing their part to assist those fighting the deadly disease.

For the second year in a row, Spa Pechanga, inside the Pechanga Resort & Casino, is offering free haircuts and styles to anyone willing to donate at least eight inches of hair. The month-long hair donation campaign is hosted in conjunction with the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program to collect as many ponytails as possible.

All collected ponytails from Spa Pechanga will be given to the HairUWear organization. The company turns all usable hair donations into real-hair wigs and distributes them for free to female cancer patients through the national network of American Cancer Society wig banks.

Each ponytail must be at least eight inches in length, not colored or bleached, and not more than 5% grey.

“We are so excited to be able to do our part to help this very important cause,” Gina Layland, Spa Pechanga manager said in press materials. “There are so many women across the country who can be helped by the kindness of a stranger donating their locks. We hope we can help at least a few ladies going through cancer treatment to feel as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside.”

For more than a decade, Pechanga Resort & Casino has been a major supporter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation in its region. The Centers for Disease Control show breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women and affects one in eight. American Cancer Society statistics show that one in three women will develop some form of cancer in her lifetime. The organization estimates that 790,740 new cases of cancer afflicted women in 2012.

There will only be one free haircut and style per day, Monday through Friday, during the month of October so reservations are essential, though others wanting to donate hair may also do so.

Reservations at Spa Pechanga are on a first come, first served basis. To make a reservation, or for more information, contact Spa Pechanga at (877) 711-2946 or visit

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Holly Herndon

Holly has been covering arts & entertainment in the Temecula Valley for as long as she has been a part of the community. She loves San Diego sports almost as much as she loves her family.

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  1. Emma Paris
    October 6, 2014 at 3:55 pm — Reply

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