MBIT’s Local Advisory Council President and friend donate hair to non-profit organization for children.

MBIT’s Local Advisory Council President, Dr. Janice Solkov, a fifteen-year can­cer sur­vivor, avid vol­un­teer, and Doylestown res­i­dent, found anoth­er way to give back to our com­mu­ni­ty. In addi­tion to work­ing with Middle Bucks Institute of Technology, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Bucks County, and oth­er local orga­ni­za­tions, Dr. Solkov along with her friend Lynn Tegler of Pipersville, PA, thought it would be fun to donate hair togeth­er with the help of the Cosmetology Program at MBIT.

 

Dr. Solkov con­nect­ed with Mrs. JoAnn McLaughlin, Cosmetology Teacher at MBIT, and turned the dona­tion into a teach­ing oppor­tu­ni­ty for all stu­dents to learn prop­er tech­nique and pro­ce­dure, to suc­cess­ful­ly donate to orga­ni­za­tions who take donat­ed hair to make wigs. Two stu­dents were select­ed to par­tic­i­pate in the dona­tion cut. Carly Prichett, a Senior at William Tennent High School, and Michaela Nahill, a Senior at Central Bucks South, both third year cos­me­tol­ogy stu­dents did the hon­ors.

 

Dr. Solkov who had pre­vi­ous­ly donat­ed hair in 2016 want­ed to give back again, but this time with her friend, Lynn Tegler. Mrs. Tegler is also a vol­un­teer enthu­si­ast, not only in her children’s schools, but also in church, and in her com­mu­ni­ty. Lynn stat­ed she “want­ed a change, but want­ed it to help oth­ers, espe­cial­ly chil­dren”. Having three boys at home of her own, help­ing chil­dren is some­thing she’s dri­ven to do. The event took place on November 11, 2019 at 11:45. Dr. Solkov said as she was fin­ish­ing up with her new hair­cut, “It real­ly doesn’t mat­ter if you are rich or poor. You can always give your time, your mon­ey, or your hair, to help oth­ers”.

 

The orga­ni­za­tion receiv­ing the dona­tion is a non-profit called Children with Hair Loss which pro­vides human hair replace­ments at no cost to chil­dren and young adults fac­ing medically-related hair loss. They cur­rent­ly pro­vide a cus­tomized human hair replace­ment and care kit to over 300 chil­dren a year.

 

Salon Extreme per­forms all ser­vices that are offered in salons in your com­mu­ni­ty, but at great­ly reduced rates.   The salon is open by appoint­ment every Thursday and Friday between November and May. Appointments can be made for 11:45 or 12:00, depend­ing on the type of ser­vice.  Color Processes and Permanent Waves must be sched­uled no lat­er than 11:45 am.  Appointments ear­li­er than 11:45 must be sched­uled in advance. Walk-ins are wel­comed dur­ing nor­mal oper­at­ing hours, but appoint­ments are pre­ferred. All work is done by stu­dents under the super­vi­sion of teach­ers.