Bostonista Loves: Cuts for a Cause

Been dying to rock Rihanna’s pixie cut? Well, chop, chop. Now’s the time to surrender to the scissors—and for a great cause.

Marc Harris‘ Financial District salon is hosting a Locks of Love cut-a-thon on Monday, Jan. 12, from Noon-6 p.m., and they’ll be offering free haircuts to customers who wish to donate 10 inches or more of their mane to the organization.

Locks of Love is a non-profit that gives hairpieces to children who’ve lost their hair to chemotherapy or suffer from long term medical hair loss. All you have to do to help is make an appointment at the salon for Monday, and Marc Harris stylists will give you a complimentary crop that suits your style and face shape. They’ll even take care of the rest by preparing and shipping off your tresses to the foundation.

But there are some guidelines to qualify. Your hair can’t be bleached or highlighted because of a chemical reaction that occurs during the manufacturing process (Note to self: Lay off the peroxide). But even if this clause cancels your good intentions (or you just can’t part with your long locks), you can still give.

Sign up for a discounted haircut ($50 for women, and $25 for men and children), and 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit the foundation.

Or you can always grow your hair out for a few months, and donate on your own.

It’s a new year. Kick it off with a new ‘do.

Marc Harris, 125 Broad St., Boston, 617-443-8633,