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Mar 9, 2013 9:16 PM

Hair Salons Hold Fundraiser To Help Friend

Whitney Gayheart was seriously injured in a crash in February that claimed her husband's life. Now salons are coming together to help hairstylist Whitney Gayheart and her family.

Some may consider them competitors, two salons across the street from one another in one small town. But on Saturday, that rivalry was set aside for Whitney Gayheart.

"I was her instructor in beauty school and everyone else is friends with her so for us it's not about competition at all, it's more about being able to help Whitney," says Amy Roberts.

Gayheart suffered serious injuries after a car crash on February 24th that killed her husband, Joseph Gayheart. Saturday, Gayheart's salon, Whitz Endz and Heads Up Hair Design, joined together to raise money for Gayheart's medical expenses.

"We are all doing hair cuts, colors, whatever needs to be done with all the proceeds going to Whitney," says Roberts.

Roberts says she is glad the community has united to help a friend in her time of need. "We had a really good turnout so far," says Roberts."

"You couldn't ask for a better person. She is sweet, she is nice to everyone and she never had any issues. She's just an all-around good person. You know, tragedy strikes everyone but when it happens to a good person like Whitney we just want to do whatever we can to help her out," says Roberts.

Friends say Gayheart has a long recovery but she fully intends on returning to Whitz Ends. Donations can be made a United Bank through the "Benefit of Whitney Gayheart."

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