The Bo’ness show is a cut above because it raises funds for Fair
Hair and Glow on Dean Road will be offering free haircuts every Wednesday of this month, with patrons only having to donate to help the Bo’ness Fair Festival.
All donations will be forwarded to the Fair Committee at the end of June.
Salon owner Ashley Beattie explained why she was making the kind gesture.
She said, “I’m from Bo’ness. Obviously, the past two years have been depressing for the Fair and there hasn’t been the usual fundraising for the Fair due to the coronavirus restrictions underway this year.
“So it’s just a little something for them, to help them. I’m just happy that we can help them in any way we can.
“Previously we were closed on a Wednesday, but obviously we’ve been pretty busy. But that’s only my time and like I said it’s been a tough year for the Fair so I’m happy to help.
“It’s just me, offering a haircut and a blow-dry for a donation to the Fair.”
Speaking of the response so far, Ashley added, “I posted a message on Facebook to let people know about this and the response has been brilliant.
“We have had quite a few reservations but there are still appointments available.
“I just want to raise as much money as possible. It really depends on the amount of donation they give.”
Hair and Glow opened in December 2016, with the salon currently comprised of three stylists, an apprentice and two independent nail technicians.
Ashley stressed the importance of the fair to Bo’ness: “It’s huge. I’m disgusted they haven’t had it for a few years now.
“It’s not the same without her. I’m absolutely devastated. The city needs the Fair.
“I received a nice email from the fair committee thanking you. I just wanted to help them.
“I’m probably going to keep doing it. I could do it every June, maybe for other local causes, just putting it back in town.”