Hair salons team up to help the needy locally and abroad

With a second shop opening in as many years, and an expanded holiday charity drive netting around $4,000, it’s safe to say Antoine Lovelace has made the cut.

The owner of the two Lace’d Unisex Hair Salons in Langhorne, Lovelace hosted his second annual holiday drive on Dec. 11 at Neshaminy High School.

Under the name Mission: Possible, it was an outgrowth of his event in late 2015. That year, stylists from six other barber shops manned stations alongside Lovelace at his Maple Avenue location. Hair cuts were free with toy or monetary donations.

Response was strong enough that Lovelace was able to coordinate 29 other shops to participate in last month’s Mission: Possible at the high school.

The event raised $3,000 in cash and another $1,000 worth of toys for 150 local families and 1,000 at-risk orphans in 10 Guatemalan Villages, thanks to a partnership with Media Mission Ministries.

The event came a few weeks before Lovelace opened his second location on Bellevue Avenue.

“It was amazing,” he said of this season’s Mission: Possible. “At the end of the day, it’s about helping others. I’ve been in that situation so I know what it feels like and I always make sure I’m doing something to help others.”

For information, call 215.750.1379 or visit Lace’d Unisex Hair Salon on Facebook

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