A midstate salon owner is raising eyebrows while literally filling them in at no cost for cancer patients.
Cindy Getz, owner of Shear Elegance in Jonestown, Lebanon County, says it’s her way of giving back.
“I’m a strong believer that when you look good, you feel good,” Getz said.
She offers free microblading services to cancer patients who may have lost their eyebrow hair due to treatment.
It’s a $300 procedure – but Getz says it’s not about the money.
“With this procedure, they’re able to get up and go, and they don’t have to worry about ‘oh, do I have to make my eyebrows look nice?'” she said. “If everybody did that in the world, with their gifts, wouldn’t the world just be a better place?”
Friday, breast and skin cancer survivor, Terri Bucks, had her eyebrows filled in thanks to Getz’s microblading offer.
It starts with a consultation, discussing how long, thick, and arched the client wants their brow. Next, thin, paper cut-like incisions are made in the eyebrow and ink is smeared over it, then rubbed in.
Getz calls it a semi-permanent tattoo that will last 12-18 months, and gradually disappear with time before another touch-up is needed.
“Some of us, we don’t have eyebrows, we don’t have eyelashes, we don’t have hair, and she just makes us feel special,” said Bucks, who got choked up talking about receiving the free service.
“That’s why I do what I do, I like to make people feel good and feel like they look great,” said Getz.
Getz offers the free service to cancer patients across the midstate, not just in Jonestown.
It’s her hope that this act of good karma will come back to her two-fold, and result in a few new paying customers for other services her salon provides.