Say it’s free and they’ll line up outside the door.
That’s exactly what took place at the trendy Bumble and Bumble hair salon on east 56th Street today. The line was packed with mostly women, and some men scattered here and there, waiting for their free haircut and a chance to make a difference.
“I get a free haircut and it’s for a good cause,” said Anne Alejandria, as the stylist trimmed two inches from her locks.
The salon, aided by some of the cast members of the rock musical “Hair” was collecting hair clippings to aid the oil cleanup in the Gulf. The hair is to be shipped to an environmental non-profit called Matter of Trust. The group stuffs the hair into donated pantyhose to create oil-absorbent booms.
“We have stockpiled 19 donated warehouses along the Gulf Coast and we’re ready to go,” said Lisa Gautier, a spokesperson for Matter of Trust.