Spa Pechanga to Host First-Ever Hairathon in October
As part of its 7th Annual Mane Campaign, Spa Pechanga will host its first-ever Hairathon at Pechanga Resort Casino on October 24 from 9 to 11 a.m. in Temecula, California. The event will take place on the Pechanga Event Lawn and will feature a morning of back-to-back haircuts and fun in hopes of collecting heaping amounts of hair for breast cancer patients. Free haircuts for men, women, and children will be offered for those willing to donate at least eight inches of hair, and they will be given on Mondays through Thursdays throughout the month of October in the Spa Pechanga.
In October, Spa Pechanga will also support the cause by offering pink hair extensions. With each extension purchased and applied at Spa Pechanga, a portion will be donated to non-profit organization Hair We Share as a dedication to a loved one affected by breast cancer. Guests can also join in on the fun for Pink FriYays, where Spa Pechanga will extend a 10% discount to guests that wear pink during their Friday service in October.
The mane campaign coincides with October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Donated tresses are sent to Hair We Share, which provides free real-hair wigs to eligible men, women, and children with breast cancer and other medical hair loss conditions. More than 500 ponytails have been collected since the campaign’s inception—it takes five to six ponytails to make one real-hair wig. In 2018, 224 feet of hair was collected, making it the most successful year to date.
For more than a decade, Pechanga Resort Casino has been a major supporter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation in its region. Since 2011, resort/casino team members have donated more than $350,000 to the fight against breast cancer and toward raising awareness.
“Our team is committed to this campaign every year and it has touched each and every one of us,” says Samantha Mansell, Spa Pechanga Manager. “We’ve seen so much love, tears, and strength from the donors and from breast cancer patients through our programs and because of that, we want to make this year’s campaign even better. My hope is by adding Spa Pechanga’s first-ever Hairathon, we’ll be able to bring the community together with a mass haircut, collecting the most ponytails from the campaign to date and showing these fighters our support.”
Donated hair must not be permanently dyed and must be at least eight inches. Gray hair is also accepted. The free haircuts and styles are provided Monday through Thursday by appointment starting Tuesday, October 1 through Thursday, October 31. To make an appointment at Spa Pechanga, call (951) 770-8501. Appointments for hair donations and styles are based on availability. Guests may also drop off ponytails at Spa Pechanga.
[Images courtesy of Spa Pechanga]
Kamala Kirk is a University of Southern California graduate and has been an editor/writer for more than a decade. She has written for E! Online, Total Beauty, TravelAge West, Malibu Times Magazine, and many more. She resides in Los Angeles and is a proud pug mom. Follow her on Instagram: @kamalakirk