Local salon collects hair to help clean up oil

Pawleys Island, SC - PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC (WMBF) - A Grand Strand salon owner is helping clean up the spilled oil in the Gulf by collecting hair.

Sandy Lawrence, owner of Beautiful Salon & Spa in Pawleys Island, is collecting all of the hair cut at the salon and sending it to a company called A Matter of Trust, which produces hair mats used to help absorb oil.

Since Lawrence started collecting the hair, she says customers have been offering to cut off more hair than they normally would.

"I think the environment affects all of us," she explained. "We all live here on the planet and we're all responsible. We all drive cars, so we're all ultimately responsible for the situation that we're in. So I feel like it's important for all of us to give back in some way that's our way of doing it."

The salon has been collecting hair for about a week and a half and has a small box full right now.

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