Street Style: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

By Kestrel Jenkins

BRITTANY SOUTH // MEANING IN DONATION

Brittany recently mentioned that it was "time for her to donate her hair again". Her brother Drew :: who happens to also be our photographer :: realized what an interesting and cool story this could make for the AWEAR community. He tagged along and had the opportunity to capture the process at the hair salon.

For Brittany, donating her hair is something that reminds her that silly things like haircuts shouldn't be something we get upset or stressed about. Thank you Brittany for putting such a vain process into perfect perspective.

"For me, donating my hair is similar to how many people feel about donating blood. It's my way of making a small sacrifice to hopefully help someone in a time of need.  Haircuts rarely turn out the way you'd imagined they would. Donating my hair allows me to let go of resenting these little imperfections by imagining how excited someone will be to actually have some hair to wear."

Sweater (found at a secondhand shop)
Jeans (found at a secondhand shop)
Jacket (by Patagonia, shell made of recycled polyester)
Booties (by Toms, one-for-one)

photos by Drew McGill

 

 

Kestrel JenkinsAbout The Author

Kestrel is a globetrotter with small-town Wisconsin spirit. She has lived in Chile, London, Madrid & New York, soaking up and absorbing every moment of fashion and difference along the way. She has worked with People Tree, Global Action Through Fashion, The GreenShows, FashionMeGreen, Fashioning Change, Ecouterre, Inhabitat & EcoSalon. She loves words & garments, and reorganizing them both. For Kestrel, fashion is her favorite way to share stories. Her most recent endeavor, AWEAR, is a style-driven project intended to help inspire us to think about where our clothes are made, what they are made of, and who makes them.

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