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Wigs on Loan program gets $2,000 donation for new location

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ISU's Hair Loft has more than 200 wigs for people who have medically induced hair loss.

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - The Idaho State University Cosmetology Program officially opened its new wig room.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Monday for the new room, which is now called The Hair Loft.

The Hair Loft provides wigs to people who have had medically induced hair loss, for ailments like cancer or alopecia.

Spinderella, a Pocatello bicycle group for women, donated $2,000 to the Wigs on Loan non-profit program, which is sponsored by ISU's Cosmetology Program.

The new space offers more privacy for people looking for the right hair piece.

Students learn how to properly care for and fit wigs, as well as learn how to be compassionate in situations like this.

"You see people come in, and they're at their lowest moment. They are almost wanting to hide, but then they leave and there's this whole new air about them and they're wanting people to see (them) because they feel good again," said Casie Jensen, the coordinator of the cosmetology program.

The Hair Loft has more than 200 wigs that can be checked out for a $10 refundable  deposit.

The Hair Loft is located in Room 267 of the College of  Technology Roy F. Christensen Building, located at 777 Memorial Drive in Pocatello.

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Emma Iannacone

Emma Iannacone

Emma is a reporter for Local News 8 and KIDK Eyewitness News 3.

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