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.