High Altitude Society: Barbershop in Four Seasons Resort Vail gives back
VAIL — On Thursday, Oct. 29, The Barber Shop in Four Seasons Resort Vail hosted a Pretty in Pink campaign hot shave and haircut event, titled a Cut & A Cold One, with all proceeds benefiting Shaw Regional Cancer Center. Beverages were courtesy of 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirit Co. and Crazy Mountain Brewery. The event sold out, with 40 men’s appointments on the books at this first-of-its-kind in Vail Village, classic American barbershop.
Vail Fire Department’s Ryan Sutter spent some time in The Barber Shop chair.
“I think that it is wonderful that, one, there is a cool barber shop in Vail, and two, that they are using a benefit for the Shaw Regional Cancer Center as an opening for it, and three, sort of coincidentally, this happens to be falling right around Movember when lots of guys (including Sutter and other Vail Firefighters) are growing their mustaches for prostate cancer awareness,” he said. “You get to come here and get cleaned up and do something great for the local cancer center.”
Sutter has made a call to action for men in the Vail Valley to participate in the Movember Foundation cause and grow their mustaches, turning them into walking, talking billboards for men’s health. For more information and to donate, visit http://www.us.movember.com or mobro.co/ryansutter.
‘Thrilled to be a part of it’
Longtime friend of Sutter’s (they watched the first televised episodes of Ryan and Trista’s “The Bachelorette” season together), Sonnenalp Real Estate broker Jared Saul came in for a haircut on Thursday, as well.
“I am all about supporting local charities, and of course, the Shaw Cancer Center has given so much to the community here,” Saul said. “If I can support that and, on top of that, get I haircut, then I am thrilled to be a part of it and I wish them all the best.
“This community rallies around the Shaw Cancer Center and its events. We are fortunate to be in a community that steps up as much as they do. I don’t think all communities are like this. We are a small community and very intertwined, which is good because we look out for each other.”
‘Do Something Nice’
Four Seasons hairdresser Dawn Austin was kept busy all day during the fundraiser and shared her client’s views on giving back.
“We are lucky that we live in such a generous community,” she said. “I have been fortunate in my life, and I want to pay it forward. You give back what you can and where your talents lie. I am a hairdresser, so I give away a lot of haircuts.”
Newlyweds from Miami, Jeremy and Madeleine Sinclair were on their honeymoon in Vail and took advantage of the event.
“I had my hair cut yesterday and learned about The Barber Shop,” Madeleine Sinclair said. “I wanted to do something nice and pampering for my husband during our stay.”
Four Seasons Resort raised nearly $1,500 during the cut-a-thon to support Shaw Regional Cancer Center. To make an appointment at The Barber Shop, call 970-477-8630, and for more information, visit http://www.four seasons.com/vail/spa/barbershop.
Betty Ann Woodland is a longtime local who covers social events including fundraisers for nonprofits, local happenings and soirees of all kinds. She can be reached at bettyannw6@ gmail.com.