Salon offers pink hair to battle breast cancer

By Lindsay Carey
Staff Writer
A Southington hair salon is offering pink hair extensions for $5 during the month of October for breast cancer awareness month.
All of the proceeds from the hair extensions go to the Susan G. Komen Fund. Jillian & Company Owner Jillian Labrie said that by the second of the month she had already raised $200.
Labrie said that she has been offering pink hair extensions to her clients every October for the past five years. However, this is the first year she owns her own salon.
Labrie originally created this fundraiser, because breast cancer is a cause that is close to home.
“It runs in my family,” said Labrie. “It’s really important to me and it’s just a great cause.”
According to Labrie, her mom and her aunt were both diagnosed with breast cancer the same week. To support her family and the cause, Labrie has also participated in fundraisers like breast cancer walks.
Besides her personal story, Labrie said she feels breast cancer awareness month is beneficial because it reminds women to go to the doctor and have their breasts examined.
“It’s important for women to be aware that it’s a very real thing that can happen to anyone and to go get checked,” said Labrie. “Especially younger women, they need to know that just because you’re young doesn’t mean that it can’t affect you.”
To make an appointment for the hair extensions at Jillian & Company on 37 West Center Street, call Labrie at 860-384-5222 or 860-621-3622.
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