CPCC students make, donate wigs to community

What started out as a school assignment ultimately became a rewarding experience for a group of cosmetology students at CPCC

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – There is a special room at the American Cancer Society in Charlotte.

Inside the health organization’s building is a wig room where cosmetology students from Central Piedmont Community College donated 32 wigs.

“I love making wigs so to be able to do it for a good cause and for the American Cancer society was a really good experience,” said CPCC student Courtney Lebby.

What started out as a school assignment ultimately became a rewarding experience for a group of cosmetology students at CPCC.

“I think this was a great opportunity for the school and the students,” said CPCC student Roni Odugbesan.

People battling cancer can swing by and pick out a wig – free of charge – once a year.

“Wigs are expensive if they’re not given to you for free,” Lebby said. “Especially human hair wigs, they can range anywhere from $300 to $400.”

Some of the wigs are made of all synthetic hair, others are completely made of human hair. There are even some made of a combination of both. 

Students told NBC Charlotte it can take anywhere from a couple of hours to an entire day to make a wig.

“We didn’t cut the bangs just because we don’t know how people‘s facial when they put a wig on,” Lebby said. “They can either have a stylist cut it to shape their face or if it’s curly hair, they can stay it, they can braid it down.”

The students say they’re just happy to have a chance to share their talents.

“We really are glad to help the community,” Odugbesan said.

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