BLO 24-hour cut-a-thon raises over $10K for Triangle Family Services

January 30, 2008 3:39:59 PM PST
After 24 hours of haircuts, the staff at BLO finally got some sleep Monday afternoon and Tuesday. The result of their stylish effort is a donation of $10,362.38 to the local non-profit Triangle Family Services.

This is the largest one-time donation to Triangle Family Services over the past year, according to Miles Wright, interim CEO of the non-profit.

The Cut-A-Thon drew 275 visitors over the 24 hours, coming from as far away as Norlina, N.C.

"I'm proud of our design team," said Bryan Nunes, co-owner of BLO. "We always want to make an impact in people's lives, both on the job and in the community. For 24 hours, we got to do both."

To recap, BLO launched its inaugural 24-Hour Cut-A-Thon to benefit Triangle Family Services at 11 a.m. on Sunday, January 27.

The event concluded at 11 a.m. on Monday. Participants made a minimum $30 donation for a haircut at BLO. Many paid more than that amount. All proceeds from the haircuts, retail sales and gratuities ? $10,362.38 in total ? goes to Triangle Family Services, which helps more than 5,000 area families achieve financial security and mental health, as well as safety from family violence.

BLO was recently nominated for the prestigious Global Salon Business Award and has also has been named Top 20 "Salon of the Year" nationally by Salon Today magazine.

Established in 1937, Triangle Family Services provides a wide spectrum of services that include individual and family counseling, emergency and housing assistance, consumer credit counseling, batterers' rehabilitation, and supervised visitation/exchange services for families dealing with domestic violence.