Hairstylist is doing 50 cuts in 50 states to raise money for homeless animals

Posted at 8:55 PM, May 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-30 21:50:12-04

TULSA - A man is traveling all over the country saving homeless animals one hair at a time. 

There's a lot to be said about what a person can do with two hands, scissors and a comb. 

But a man who was homeless, with only $200 in his pocket seven years ago, managed to make a difference with his. 

"Quite frankly the country thought I was a dog groomer."

But he's from it. 

A Patrick Lomantini haircut is known around the country. 

“We’ve had a great time watching people turn from shaggy to beautiful," said OK Alliance for Animals President Jamee Suarez. 

Tuesday however, he didn't earn a dime for himself. 

"People came because it was for the animals," he said. 

In his quest to do 50 haircuts in 50 states in just one year, the donations from his cuts are going to cute pups. 

 "We believe in what he believes in and that's helping homeless animals," said Paul Mitchell School Director Natashia Abbage. 

He transforms each head of hair to hopefully transform their lives.

"We found a way to marry our passion for hair and have a purpose for it."

So maybe every day can be full of sunshine and kisses for the K-9's who call OK Alliance for Animals home. 

"He's doing it because it's something that he loves and it's something he believes in," said Abbage. 

It doesn't escape him that a fresh new do is just the first step to a fresh start. 

 "The commonality is there's animals in need everywhere, there's rescues everywhere and everybody could use a great haircut."

And just like the remnants of hair that drifted from his newest masterpiece, he's confident his furry friends will get swept up in no time. 

Patrick's next stop is his hometown of Wichita, Kansas.

Learn more about his cause here.

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