Sixteen year old's Volunteer Spirit for cancer patients is shear delight

By: Michele Silva
By: Michele Silva

WEST KNOXVILLE, Tenn-- Makenzi Wampler of White Pine walked into Salon Visage in West Knoxville for the first time ever saying, "It's fancy!"

She hasn't been to a salon in more than two years. The 16 year old had been growing her hair, to cut it for a cause.

She says, "I'm cutting my hair for locks of love for my Papaw and my Nanny. It's a good cause, so I want to donate my hair."

Marty Costner, her Papaw is a prostate cancer survivor.
He says, "We're proud of her that she thinks of other people, that means a lot for us."

Locks of Love makes wigs for children who lost theirs fighting to cancer.

And although it's her first time in a salon in two years, it's her third time cutting her hair for locks of love.

The first time she was just nine years old , and made it in her local newspaper.

Then, her second time, in February 2011, we reported Makenzi's volunteer spirit on Local 8 News.

And this time, she's sweet 16 and knows just what she wants Jeremy Wann of Salon Visage to do with her long locks and even brought a picture.

"Kinda getting it shoulder length and then i am going to have some bangs," says MaKenzi.

Jeremy says, "I am so excited she is going to cut her hair and it's going to help children get great hair. And it's also going to enhance her features, make her look better according to her bone structure."

And when Jeremy was finished with the cut, dry and style,
MaKenzi had the biggest smile on her face as she said thank you!

Salon Visage: 865-694-4000


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