HAIRraising for Children's Hospital

Get a cut and give back.

Warm weather is here — it’s the perfect time to shed those luscious locks for a cause. On Sunday, April 29, HAIRraising, a national campaign co-founded by John Frieda to benefit Children’s Hospital Boston, invites you to tame your tresses for a $40 donation at one of the more than 50 participating salons across New England.

But why save donations for just one day? At Naz Kupelian Salon, HAIRraising has become a month-long initiative. Because for Kupelian, it’s personal.

When his daughter suffered from a potentially fatal heart condition at just two-years-old, Children’s Hospital performed the operation that saved her life. Today, she’s in college. And so for all of April, clients of the Naz Kupelian Salon will be asked to donate $2 (or more) after their regular cut.

Kupelian has promised to match donations, dollar for dollar. The salon has already raised $300. “We need to give something back,” he says. “Everybody does.”

You’re about due for a summer ‘do-good, right?

Naz Kupelian Salon, 311 Woburn St., Lexington, 781-676-7791, nazkupeliansalon.com.

—Hannah Lott-Schwartz

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