Raising selfless, loving children isn't an easy job these days. That's why Jenny Zaretsky of South Amboy has every right to be proud of her daughters.
Charli, 10, and Lexi, 7, both volunteered to have their long tresses cut for a good cause. The Locks of Love organization gathers up the ponytails of children and helps fashion it into human hair wigs for children suffering from illnesses that cause baldness.
"My mom told me about coming here," said Charli, her Goldilocks curls tumbling over the salon chair at . "The last time I had my hair cut was two years ago, but it wasn't really short."
Both Charli and Lexi have beautiful, spun gold locks, which Angie, the stylist, divided into small ponytails she gently sheared off. The golden tresses will be sent to Locks of Love to be turned into hairpieces and wigs for children without their own hair
"Another girl they knew had donated her hair," Jenny said as she kept an eye on her two princesses. "I knew Vito Mazza [Salon] did this for Locks of Love.
"The girls were 100 percent absolutely on board with it."
The ponytails had to be at least 10 inches long, and both girls qualified with hair to spare. The stylish haircuts the girls received were at no charge, a donation the salon gives to customers willing to part with their ponytails to help children in need.
Lexi, who sported a cute layered bob, shook her pretty head in delight. "Do you like your haircut?" she was asked, and she nodded enthusiastically.
For more information on Locks of Love, visit their website, or call Vito Mazza at 732-636-0119.