Hair salon The Place to donate
LISTENING to people's life stories is all a part of the job for a hairdresser.
But for The Place Hairdressing proprietor Kira-Lee Cramer listening was just not enough.
Breast cancer has affected some of the studio's clients and after hearing the official statistic rate it all became too much for Ms Cramer.
“We've got over 2000 customers on our database and if you work it out a percentage will get breast cancer, some will lose their hair while others won't make it,” she said.
The studio hopes to raise $4000 by donating 50 cents per customer and selling pink products, wrist bands and a percentage of a sale of a Ghd hair straightener.
Mrs Cramer said the salon had also created breast cancer awareness.
“People are coming off the streets and thanking us and donating,” she said.
“We are also talking about it much more with our clients.”
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Australian women with one in nine women diagnosed before they are 85 years old.