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Displaced hairstylist does ’dos for charity

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By Deb Hurley Brobst

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade

Melissa Wood, owner of Madera Salon, had to close her shop temporarily above Cactus Jack’s Saloon, thanks to the recent flooding that heavily damaged the first floor of the building.

Since Wood can’t serve clients at her shop, she decided to give back to the community with her talents: She’s giving free haircuts to clients of Evergreen Christian Outreach.

“I just decided with the flooding and everything, this was a time when people are needing more help,” Wood said.

Wood opened her salon in February and had been slowly building her business. Now, with the building at the southwest corner of Highway 73/74 under repair, there’s no electricity, which makes it impossible for Wood to work.

 “Being a new business owner,” Wood said, “I don’t have a lot to give back right now. At EChO, there are people needing to look good for a job interview or need a haircut to feel better. This is something I can do for the community.”

She said in the past EChO has helped her out.

This isn’t the first time she’s donated her time to give haircuts to EChO clients. She did the same thing on Sept. 3, her birthday.

“I wasn’t looking for anything for me,” Wood said. “But as you get older, you find what really makes you happy, and it’s usually doing things for other people.”

Contact Deb Hurley Brobst at deb@evergreenco.com or 303-350-1041. Check www.CanyonCourier.com for updates.