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Local salon provided 'cuts for a cause'

100 percent of proceeds going to Pulse nightclub shooting victims

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Numerous people got their hair cut at a local salon Sunday, where 100 percent of the proceeds are going to the Pulse Nightclub Shooting victims.

The fundraiser was held at Aveda of Jacksonville Sunday from 11 to 5 p.m.

Hair educators and students all volunteered their time and skills to make it happen, and the money from the haircuts will go towards the 49 people killed and the 53 wounded by the terrorist attack.

“A lot of people got injured and can't go back to work. A lot of families were affected, and we’re trying to help them how we can,” Aveda of Jacksonville’s Miriam Escamilla said. “There are more costs than just funeral costs. The whole world was rocked, so we want to help toward that as well.”

Jaclyn Cannistraro got her hair cut to give back to the victims of the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman that happened just three weeks ago.

“My uncle is gay. I've been to clubs. I understand Pulse isn't always for gay people. I could have been there. Anyone could have been there,” Cannistraro said.

Cannistraro said she was just in Orlando the week before the shooting and she wanted to help our Orlando neighbors through this tough time by giving what she could.

The hair school also put on a bake sale and sold paintings to benefit the Pulse victims.


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