Gay-owned Dallas salon collecting hair, nylons, other items to help mop up oil spill

Posted on 10 May 2010 at 12:49pm
Booms made from donated hair, fur and nylons (Matter of Trust)
Booms made from donated hair, fur and nylons (Source: Matter of Trust)

A local gay-owned salon is collecting dry-hair clippings and other items to help mop up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Jason Thomas, co-owner of Salon Madrid in Preston Center, said the business has long been a member of Matter of Trust, the San Francisco charity that’s organizing the “hairlift”:

We wanted to get the word out to the general public and salons in the Dallas area that we are collecting the following: dry hair clippings, new or used nylons (come on, “girls,” put those torn nylons to good use), wool sweaters, old fur coats, feathers (perhaps those old boas that need to be retired anyway), etc.
Anyone can come to the salon in the Preston Center and drop off their donations and we will make sure it gets to the volunteers on the Gulf Coast who are making the mats for the huge oil spill heading their way.
This could be catastrophic for this marshlands and wildlife all up the coast if we don’t band together and help.

The salon is at 6003 Berkshire Lane.

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