Photos: Steven Krause
When Nancy King was a kid, her mother would put a bowl over her head and cut off whatever hair stuck out.
“Which is why,” King explained as she settled into the cozy embrace of Terry Sue Harms’ salon chair, “after that I grew my hair down to my butt.”
The last time King remembers having hair above her shoulders was her last year of high school. Ever since, “I pretty much always had long hair.”
That was until cancer reared its head in the lives of two close friends, one of whom died as a result. “Knowing people with cancer, dealing with hair falling out, I could never imagine that,” King confessed. So, she decided to contribute the one thing she had in glorious abundance that could benefit future cancer patients. She decided to cut off her hair and donate it to Locks for Love and Lengths for Life, both organizations that help cancer patients achieve their own makeovers.
And, hey, if you’re going to get coiffed, why not go all the way and do a complete makeover?
So Nancy King, animal advocate extraordinaire, executive director of Pets Lifeline, became the first Valley of the Moon magazine Makeover candidate, and turned the day into a total transformation.
Pets Lifeline is dedicated to sheltering, feeding, healing, loving and finding homes for homeless dogs and cats. And Nancy King’s makeover was a particularly appropriate step, since Pets Lifeline itself is preparing for a total transformation of its Eighth Street East facility. The plans have preliminary approval, George Miers, the only Bay Area architect with animal shelter design experience has been hired and a capital campaign is underway.
So how did it feel to be shorn?
“Very liberating,” says Nancy. “People kept telling me I look younger. And it was wonderful to be pampered for that day, really quite a wonderful day.”
Nancy’s hair was styled by Terry Sue Harms at
Terry’s Hair Care, 645 Frist Street West, Sonoma.
Make-up was done by Donna Kelly Makeup,
645 First Street West, Sonoma.
Eyglasses provided by Rika Optique,
530 Broadway, in the Sonoma Court Shops.
Clothes provided by Bear Moon Clothing Company,
117 East Napa Street, Sonoma.
Her look was coordinated by
Vanessa Glamore Rognlien, a top stylist to Nike, Apple and Toyota, now living in Sonoma
Shadow (the kitten) and Brittany the pit bull
pup were courtesy of Pets Lifeline.