Granton man grows his hair for children who cannot
For Hub City Times
Steve Bahr, Granton, only gets a haircut every two or three years, but he makes every snip count. Steve has been donating his hair to help children with medical hair loss for the better part of two decades.
“It just grows like weeds, so why not donate it?” Steve said of his hair.
Steve visited Rhonda Passehl, owner of Unit One Salon in Marathon City, Thursday to make his latest donation. Rhonda took two 13” ponytails from Steve’s waist-length hair and will donate them to the Wigs for Kids organization.
A traveling salesman, Steve has made previous donations at salons all over the state. This is the second time he’s had his hair cut at Unit One Salon.
Steve is used to people giving him a hard time about his long hair, he said. But, once he tells them why he grows it so long, people generally understand, he added.
As long as his hair keeps growing, Steve plans to keep donating it for children who need it.
“In a couple of years it’ll be long again,” he said.