When celebrity hair stylist Terrence Davidson was presented with the chance to give back to children experiencing hair loss from illness, he not only rose to the occasion by lending his talents, he went the extra mile. Davidson, who has styled the likes of Nicki Minaj, Tyra Banks, Jennifer Hudson and Patti LaBelle, hand crafted and personally delivered wigs to ten lucky kids in the Kids 4 Wigs program to be modeled in the St. Clair Shores based charity’s fashion show fundraiser.
The kids donned the custom banged creations and then walked the runway Wednesday night at the Barrister Gardens in St. Clair Shores before an audience of their peers, parents, donors and supporters of Kids 4 Wigs. In addition to the fashion show, guests enjoyed a strolling dinner, a cash bar and were entertained by the sounds of Rod Stewart tribute artist; Danny D. VIP attendees were given preferential seating and treated to photo opportunities with Terrence Davidson.
“We are so fortunate to have a national figure in the beauty industry come and share his talent, creativity and generosity to help continue the mission of Wigs 4 Kids and support us in serving the children of Michigan,” Wigs 4 Kids Founder and CEO Maggie Varney told the St. Clair Shores Patch.
A cause near and dear to his heart, Davidson revealed to Action 7 News that he felt the need to volunteer because of his personal experience over the years watching his mom battle cancer.
“It’s been years and years of me dealing with that with her and the chemo…the hair, and the wig thing. I love to be able to help out and give back to others. And it was so easy and convenient to make that happen for her (Natanee Bruce). I would like to make that happen for others as well,” the hair extraordinaire said.
Natanee Bruce gushed with gratitude when describing the celebrity wig master's generosity.
"Ah it means a lot like just to know someone like as famous and big as him cares enough to come down here and do this for us. I mean look at this...it's fantastic!"
A head of hair styled by Davidson normally costs $800 to create however, the non-profit offers kids ages 3-18 afflicted with cancer or alopecia hair solutions free of charge. The grassroots organization also provides them with support services. Outside of physical side effects from treatment such as hair loss, many of these children have a hard time recognizing themselves behind their altered appearances. Proceeds from the fashion show fundraiser will allow Wigs 4 Kids the funding necessary to create additional wigs fundamental to maintaining healthy self-esteem and boosting morale.
For future events and for more information on donating, participating or volunteering, please visit www.wigs4kids.org
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