This weekend, in East Nashville, a little off the top can go a long way. A unique benefit at Gwanyca's Hair Gallery, 940 Main Street, extends a hand overseas to victims of last month's devastating tsunami. For seven hours Sunday, starting at 10 a.m., owner/proprietor Gwanyca Vaden and a staff of volunteers will shampoo, style, manicure, pedicure and cut hair, with all proceeds going to the American Red Cross's Tsunami Disaster Relief Fund.
"I was just sitting at the Honda dealership, waiting for my car to be repaired, and I started thinking about it," said Vaden, who's run her neighborhood salon since 1991. "I thought about what we could do, and we're stylistswe cut hair."
Some of the businesses pitching in are A Touch of T's, the Elm Hill Barber Shop, Se'maj Beauty Studio, Tracy Hair Impressions, and stylists Nicole Jordan and Monique Bowers. Vaden is also trying to find something to feed her volunteers: with the turnout she's expecting, she doesn't think she'll have a chance to fix lunches. Anyone who would like to donate food can give her a shout at 513-5649. And call 262-9126 if you'd like to lose your extra shag for a good cause.