Since Feb 2002,
Ponytail Roundup
has collected
1,116 ponytails
for Locks of Love!

Thank You For
Your Donations!


Photos of Rosa Martinez courtesy of Andy McDavid at Front Street Photography, Canby, Oregon

The goal of the Ponytail Roundup is to collect donations and raise awareness for Locks of Love. This non-profit organization provides custom-fitted, handmade hair pieces for disadvantaged kids age 18 and under who suffer permanent medical hair loss due to cancer treatments, alopecia or burns. With children waiting to receive hair pieces, we want to make sure no potential donation ever hits the ground and ends up in a trash can.


1. Grow your hair to be harvested and donate it to Ponytail Roundup or directly to Locks of Love.

2. Help promote Ponytail Roundup by printing out this flyer and distributing it to friends, neighbors, co-workers, hair salons and other businesses in your area who might be willing to help.

3. Send e-mail out telling about the needs of children with permanent medical hair loss. Click here for suggested wording.

4. Make a cash donation to "Ponytail Roundup" at any branch of the Columbia River Bank.

5. Arrange for a Cutting Rights Benefit Auction for your organization. Contact JillMarie Wiles at (503) 263-4747 for more information. Click here to read about the recent Canby Chamber of Commerce auction.

6. Become a participating hair salon. For more information, call Kendra Mikulec at (503) 824-3960 or JillMarie Wiles at (503) 263-4747.

7. If you have a website, copy this Ponytail Roundup banner and create a link to this site.

Curly8. Click here to purchase "Curly", the Locks of Love charity bear, at the Charity Bear website. The bear costs $10 with $6 being donated to Locks of Love.


Print Tail TagClick here to print out a Tail Tag, complete the form and attach it to your ponytail donation with a rubber band.

On the day you cut your hair, your hair needs to be clean and DRY. Please braid or rubber band the ponytail at both ends. Measure your hair and put information with your name and address with the hair. Place donation in a plastic bag. Mail your donation to P.O. Box 167, Canby, Oregon 97013. (Donated ponytails can be less than 10 inches, however it is best to send 10 inches or longer if possible. During the production process, it takes at least 2 inches to secure the hair into the hairpiece.)

You can also make a cash donation to "Ponytail Roundup" at any branch of the Columbia River Bank. All financial donations are tax deductible (Federal Tax ID #65-0755522).

Participating salons have been instructed on how to cut and collect hair for donation to Locks of Love. The salons have generously become PTRU donation stations for ponytail pick ups ONLY. If someone needs a free haircut due to a hardship, they should contact JillMarie or Kendra directly and the PTRU can arrange for a complimentary cut.

Absolute Salon
31840 SW Charbonneu Drive, Suite D
Wilsonville, Oregon 97070
Susan or Sandy
503-694-2347 or 503-266-4390

Canby Hair Design
Kris Clark, Joy or Paula
275 S. Ivy St., Canby, OR 97013
(503) 266-8000

Grant Street Hair Design
Lisa Lavarnway, Owner
131 N. Grant St., Canby, OR 97013
(503) 263-4642
$8.00 haircut special for everyone!

Park Avenue Salon
Shirley Scott, Owner
266 NW First Ave., Suite B
Canby, Oregon 97013
(503) 266-7272
Offering regular priced hair cuts with appointment. Locks of Love participants will receive a gift of a 16 ounce shampoo. Call for details.

Hair of Today
Barbers for Men, Women, & Children
348 NW 1st Ave., Canby, OR
503) 266-2290
Open Tuesday through Saturday
No appointment necessary

Canby Supercuts
Sue Smith, Manager
Canby Market Center, 1477 SE 1st Ave., Suite 111,
Canby, OR 97013
503) 651-2840

Europa Studio for Hair
370 NW 1st Ste. A.
Canby, Oregon 97013
Melodee Myatt, Owner


What is the Ponytail Roundup?
The goal of Ponytail Roundup is to raise public awareness and funds for the Locks of Love non-profit organization. The Ponytail Roundup was formed by Kendra Mikulec and JillMarie Wiles of Canby, Oregon.

How many ponytails does it take?
For each hair piece, it takes 10-15 ponytails that are 10 inches or more in length and all of the same color. You do not have to "take it all off" to the nape of your neck. Get out a ruler, measure up to ten inches and cut there. You could still have long hair when you're done. 

Why is the minimum ponytail length 10 inches?
These are permanent hair pieces for children. They use up to two inches of hair in the manufacturing process, leaving only eight inches.

Can I donate colored, grey, permed or short hair?
YES! Hair that does not meet standard requirements (such as colored, grey, permed or under 10 inches) is sold to wig manufacturers who CAN use the hair. That money goes to cover the cost of the $1,000 needed to make a child's hair piece. No bleached hair can be accepted. Please ask a hair professional if you have doubts.

Do you accept cash donations?
Colombia River Bank
YES! As in any non-profit organization, there are operating costs. Make your cash donation at any Columbia River Bank. Tell them it is for the Ponytail Roundup. All cash donations are tax deductible. Locks of Love's Federal Tax ID is #65-0755522.

How much do these hair pieces cost?
Retail cost is approximately $3,500. The manufacturer makes them for Locks of Love at the negotiated cost of production. They are provided free or on a sliding scale to children with permanent medical hair loss.


  • A Cut Above
    Ponytail Roundup surpasses goal in successful
    campaign to help disadvantaged, ill children

    Article by Jon Bell of The Canby Herald


The official photographer for the Ponytail Roundup is Andy McDavid of Front Street Photography in Canby, Oregon. He will take Before & After photos free of charge for publicity use by Ponytail Roundup. Other photos may be purchased for personal keepsakes at a minimal cost to donors. You may reach him at (503) 651-3711 to make an appointment.


For more information, call Kendra Mikulec at (503) 824-3960 or JillMarie Wiles at (503) 263-4747.