May 24 Update: Hair-to-Spare Campaign to Help Gulf Coast Oil Spill

[COLUMBIA, S.C.] – There are less than 48 hours remaining for salons to collect hair for the Hair-to-Spare campaign to help the clean up effort in the Gulf Coast.

This is the first city-wide campaign to collect hair for the oil spill, and the firm is asking for your help getting the word out to the community. Call your salon, and ask them to set aside hair clippings until tomorrow night. Already, more than two dozen Midlands salons have pledged donations to the Collins & Lacy, P.C. campaign.

Between now and tomorrow evening, Collins & Lacy is encouraging all Midlands hair salons to fill designated garbage bags with the hair clippings. The clippings can be stuffed into booms and sent to help absorb an estimated six million gallons of leaked oil in the Gulf Coast.

Tomorrow, salons are encouraged to bring the bags of hair-to-spare to 1330 Lady Street, the designated drop-off site in Columbia. From 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., contributors will be able to drive up and drop off the bags of hair, which Collins & Lacy will then package and ship to an environmental group called “Matter of Trust.”

Here are the guidelines for salons wanting to contribute to Hair-to-Spare:

Set aside a designated box.
Line the box with a plastic garbage bag so hair cannot escape.
Any length is fine.
Every type of hair is fine (straight, curly, dyed)
Put the hair clippings in the designated bag, but be sure not to include other garbage, such as bobby pins, foils or wrappers.
Tie the top of the bag with several rubber bands to ensure it is sealed.
Nylon stocking donations are also accepted. The nylons can be washed, used or contain runs. The nylons will need to be kept in a separate bag.
For more information about the “Hair-to-Spare” campaign, contact Stefanie Caraviello, director of marketing at Collins & Lacy. She can be reached at or (803) 255-0417. Also, please visit for additional information.

Here is a link to our YouTube page containing a video demonstrating how hair soaks up oil.

About Collins & Lacy, P.C.

Collins & Lacy is a statewide business defense firm in South Carolina that delivers legal representation for our clients through solid preparation, execution, and client-oriented service aimed at success. Located in the State’s capital city of Columbia, the firm represents local, regional and national clients in the areas of construction; hospitality/retail and entertainment law; insurance/bad faith; products liability; professional liability; commercial transportation; privacy, data management, and cybersecurity; mediation; criminal defense; and governmental affairs/issue advocacy.