The Brookfield Soccer Complex in Brookfield, WI was the venue for the Be Brave and Shave fund-raising event for children’s cancer research, sponsored by Andis and by Milwaukee-based Roots Salon.
In the best of hair care industry tradition, Roots Salon co-owners Naomi Prusinski and Shannon Lopez organized the Be Brave and Shave event to raise funds to help cancer patients. Their efforts were spurred particularly close to home, as two-year old Haven Anderson is fighting cancer and her mother, Erin Anderson, is a life-long friend of both Naomi and Shannon.
This memorable even for a worthy cause also doubled as a new Guinness World Record for “most heads shaved in an hour”, for which the previous record of 318 was set in Ireland in February 2011. But the record was no match for a team of 10 stylists—Sami Teronde, Jeanette Schneider, Lara Huber, Ciara Ott, Nicky Bembenek, Becky Gbur, Jocelyn Wabiszewski, Heather Rodis, Elle Clements and Alicia LaChance – who established a new record of 371 heads shaved.
In keeping with the Guinness guidelines of using professional tools for the official record attempt, Andis provided all the stylists with Envy Clippers, Experience Cordless Clippers, SuperLiner Trimmers, combs, capes, oil and disinfecting spray. Thanks to these top-notch tools and the good will of all those who participated, more than $50,000 was raised for Haven Anderson and CureSearch www.curesearch.com.
“We are so grateful to Andis,” said Shannon. “And, it is wonderful that they are a local company, based in nearby Racine.”