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CHS Hosts Cut-A-Thon

Andie Modra, 2011 graduate of the Chantilly Academy Cosmology program and professional stylist provides Daniel Manik with a haircut at the program’s annual Cut-A-Thon. In the background, 2006 graduate Allison Brown provides a cut to Caroline Manik. Brown has returned numerous times to the program’s fundraisers and has her own business, Allison’s Hair Design (www.abhairdesign.com).

Andie Modra, 2011 graduate of the Chantilly Academy Cosmology program and professional stylist provides Daniel Manik with a haircut at the program’s annual Cut-A-Thon. In the background, 2006 graduate Allison Brown provides a cut to Caroline Manik. Brown has returned numerous times to the program’s fundraisers and has her own business, Allison’s Hair Design (www.abhairdesign.com). Photo by Deb Cobb.

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Nathan Robertson, held by his mother Alice, gets a cut from Chantilly Academy 2012 graduate Gulay Durukan. Says Alice Robertson of the program and the annual fundraisers, “I think they do great things here. It gives me great hope for the future.” Durukan is a professional stylist at the Zoë Salon and Spa at Fair Oaks Mall. She was involved in previous Cut-A-Thons as a “washer” or “dryer,” this is her first time as a “cutter.”

— In an effort to raise money for Captial Caring, a regional palliative care provider, current and former students of the Chantilly Academy Cosmetology program held a Cut-A-Thon at Chantilly High School on Feb. 26.

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Caroline Manik gets her hair washed by Sammie Silvers. As a current student in Chantilly Academy, Silivers supports the event by washing and drying hair. Graduates of the program who are professional stylists provide the haircuts.

Former students of the program, now professional stylists, provided the cut, while current students washed and dried, all for a $20 donation. According to program director Wayne White, the fundraiser is a great way to both give students a sense of what it is like to work in a professional salon and also teaches them the importance and value of giving back to the community.

Jessica Ford, of Capital Caring, says the organization appreciates the students’ efforts and that funds go directly back to the community in the form of direct services and a summer grief camp for children. “We have provided services for 35 years through the efforts of amazing groups like this who put on great events like this,” said Ford.