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Clip & save: Two cut-a-thons support Breast Cancer Awareness on Sunday


From cut-a-thons to pink styling products and tools, hair's what's hot around South Florida in support of breast cancer charities this month.

Cutting edge
Make a $10 (or more) donation at The Salon at Ulta Beauty and score a shampoo, cut and style from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. All proceeds benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. No appointments. It's first-come, first-served, so arrive early.
Find Ulta salon locations in Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, Boca Raton, Aventura and Miami. We also have a $5 off a $10 purchase coupon, good through Oct. 14.

Pretty in Pink
Pink hair's a mega-hot trend. Too daring? Just add a touch of color with pink Hairdreams extensions, right, at Ted Gibson Salon at the W Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. Get six pieces bonded for a $25 donation. They'll last up to five months. All proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure through Oct. 31. Book at, 954-414-8343.

Clip and save
A. Rossi Salon & Spa in Boca Raton is hosting its seventh annual Cut for the Cure from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14. The menu: $20 and up for haircuts, plus $10 blow dry, $15 manicures and eyebrow shapings on first-come, first-served basis. No appointments. Proceeds to benefit American Cancer Society. A. Rossi Salon, 1200 Yamato Road, Boca Raton, 561-995-0677,

Brilliant bristles
Shine on with Boca Raton-based KeratinPerfect's Bedazzled Brush, $44 at The ball-tipped paddle brush's nylon bristles gently detangle wet or dry hair. KeratinPerfect plans to donate 20 percent from each sale to Think Pink Charity, a national nonprofit

Color-protection kit
Matrix's Biolage Colorcaretherapie BCA Kit, $11.95, features four cult faves for one low price: Color Care Shampoo, Color Care Conditioner, Color Bloom Masque and Shine Shake Spray. From the sale of each kit, $1 goes to the Regis Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. Find locations in South Florida malls at

Hot stuff
Paul Mitchell's limited-edition Pink Is My Color Express Ion Smooth flat iron ($160) features silicone and ceramic plates to fight frizz. Add a few shots of Pink Hot Off the Press ($16.50) thermal protection and you'll straighten right up while protecting tender tresses. Both help support the American Cancer Society's fight against breast cancer.
Available: South Florida salons listed at

Cuts & cures
The Aveda Institute of South Florida in Davie is hosting a BCA Cut-a-Thon from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 21. Get $25 cuts and $25 blowouts to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. There will be raffles, prices and light bites and drinks, too. Appointmet necessary. The Aveda Institute of South Florida, 4186 S. University Drive, Davie; appointments at 954-990-0484.

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Photo courtesy of Jason Backe.

Categories: Beauty Products (181), Breast Cancer Awareness Products (18)

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Doreen Christensen has never paid full price for anything. If there is a way to save on something, she will find it and share how you can save, too. Doreen is a senior reporter covering consumer news, health, beauty and features for the online and print editions of the Sun Sentinel. A 32-year veteran of the newspaper, she previously was a senior copy editor on the universal copy desk. Doreen spends her time off hunting bargains, clipping coupons, gardening and traveling.

Justine Griffin covers retail and marine business for the Sun Sentinel. She is a Tampa Bay native who graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2010. After spending a year covering crime in St. Augustine, Fla., she moved to Fort Lauderdale and made the switch to business journalism. When she’s not writing, she’s riding horses and spending time with her whippet puppy, Josie.

Marcia Heroux Pounds is the Sun Sentinel's workplace columnist when she's not shopping for shoes. She also writes about small business, which allows her to visit many of South Florida's unique shops and boutiques.

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