TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) The goal of No-Shave November is to grow your hair for the entire month of November then donate the money you would be spending to get shaved or groomed to cancer organizations.
Locally, Brandi’s Barber Shop in downtown Twin Falls paired up with the St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute to donate back 100 percent of the proceeds raised.
"The ladies from the hospital actually called me up and said hey I've got some staff here that go to you for haircuts and shaves and I've heard about you. Would you be interested in doing something for No Shave November, and I said absolutely," said owner and barber Brandi Keene.
A shave costs $16, but any amount given will completely be donated to the MSTI center.
“One-hundred percent of the proceeds. So if they hand me a $20 and are no change back, it all goes,” Keene said.
Members of the Twin Falls Police Department take No-Shave November very seriously as they make it a competition within the agency.
“As far as it being a competition and it being fun, there are definitely people who are known to grow great beards. I’m not one of them, but I still pitch in because it’s going for a good cause. It’s all for fun,” said Patrol Officer Tyler Kraft.
Even first-time straight razor shave participants, such as Officer Kraft, are in for a treat when they sit in the chair.
“The hot towels, the hot lather, little bit of a face massage, you know the whole deal,” Keene said.
The fundraiser will continue through Oct. 31 that way No Shave November participants are clean shaven for the Nov. 1 start. Cancer does not discriminate and any amount donated will positively impact a patient, family member, or survivor.
“So about a year ago my mom was diagnosed with cancer. She had surgery and is in remission now. So it hits kind of close to home so I wanted to help out,” Kraft said.