Zionsville Times Sentinel

Features

November 6, 2013

Salon aims to ease cancer-related hair loss

Laura Yates didn’t cry when her kids shaved her head, but she cried the week before when she got a drastic change in her hairstyle.

Yates was diagnosed with breast cancer three days after Christmas last year and went through four rounds of chemotherapy in the spring. Now, she is cancer-free with a new hairstyle.

“My husband, Matt, had an idea to call my salon to see if they could do some different hairstyles and colors since it would be temporary and not something I would do on my own,” Yates said.

So she called her stylist of four years, Melissa Ingersoll, owner of Allure Salon, about the idea.

“When I first heard about what she was going through, I felt horrible because when it’s somebody so close to you, it just stops you in your tracks,” Ingersoll said. “After I got over that initial shock, we had no problem doing a couple different drastic styles for her.”

Yates went in to the salon with several friends and family members and made a party out of her first cut, going from shoulder-length strawberry blonde to a shorter, curly brunette.

The following week, Yates went back in for an even shorter, red style.

“That was the day that I got teary,” Yates said. “It was harder than getting my head shaved because it was so different for me.”

Ingersoll said they don’t often get to experiment with bold, drastic changes in hair styles, but it is a lot of fun to do.

“We can picture and suggest different styles, but I don’t think we would’ve suggested going as short as she did,” Ingersoll said. “Now we love her hair short. I think she’s much stronger and more confident now because of everything that has happened.”

Text Only
Features
  • Local kids get true summer camp experience For many Zionsville children, summer wouldn't be the same without going to a camp, but some kids never get the chance. This summer, however, three Zionsville children were able to get an overnight camp experience thanks to Camp Riley, a camp designed for children with physical disabilities and sponsored by Riley Children's Hospital.

    July 30, 2014

  • NEI ZT072314 Robert Neal pic Local professional actor passes along skills Anyone who has seen Robert Neal on stage knows he has a presence that is hard to ignore. It is hard to imagine he actually describes himself as shy — and even reclusive at times. Born in Brazil, Indiana, Neal has lived in Zionsville for 10 years. Along with acting, he teaches at the University of Indianapolis, Summer Conservatory for Youth at the Indiana Repertory Theatre, and takes outside gigs.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • BIZ ZT070914 Sages Simple Syrups pic Couple gives nondrinkers something to sip on One Whitestown couple was miffed that there was such a craze for craft cocktails sweeping the nation, but nondrinkers were left out of the loop. Ryan O'Neill stopped drinking when he found out he would be a father two years ago. Not wanting his wife, Bryna, to give up drinking as well, the couple founded Sage's Simple Syrups, which can be used in both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

    July 9, 2014 2 Photos

  • BIZ ZT070214 sugar bowl pic old and new Lebanon native brings back the Sugar Bowl John Staton has fulfilled his destiny by returning to his hometown of Lebanon and reopening a favorite restaurant from his childhood — the Sugar Bowl.

    July 2, 2014 3 Photos

  • NEI ZT070214 Hair pic 'Hair' gives students valuable experience Summer Stock Stage opened and closed the 1960s classic “Hair” last weekend with three Boone County natives among the cast of the rock musical.

    July 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • NTG ZT062514 TOY pic ZCS Teacher of the Year is inspired, inspiring According to Sharon Boggs, she had never won anything in her life, but as of May, Boggs can proudly display her title of District Teacher of the Year for the Zionsville School Corporation. Boggs was also named teacher of the year for Union Elementary.

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS ZT062514 Alec Yoder pic Junior Olympian trains in Zionsville gym InterActive Academy sits right off US 421, taking up 60,000 square feet. Within its walls, 30,000 of those square feet are dedicated to training gymnasts — including Alec Yoder, who will represent team USA in the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, in August.

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • CTY ZT062514 mrs boone pic queen Bowen crowned Mrs. Boone County A new Mrs. Boone County was crowned Saturday, June 21, at the 56th annual pageant held at the Theatre at the Milk Building. Anita Bowen, executive director of Boone County Senior Services, was given this honor this year.

    June 25, 2014 2 Photos

  • BIZ ZT061814 train shop photo Businessman has big plans for small shop Right now, Zionsville Train Depot contains one track with one model train running. A few shelves contain Playmobil, Chuggington and Thomas the Tank Engine toy inventory from Watts Trains and Toy Shop. A sky tram system hangs above the bare track but not for long. Owner of the train depot, Rick Whitt, has big plans for his little store.

    June 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS ZT061114 Naturalist photo New naturalist looking to grow programs Visitors to the Zion Nature Center will be greeted with a new face as Mindy Murdock begins her work as the center’s new naturalist. Murdock is a northeastern Ohio native and has spent most of her life there. She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology. Her previous experience includes working at Cleveland Metroparks.

    June 11, 2014 1 Photo

Order Times Sentinel photos


Photos from July 2014

Facebook
Twitter Updates
AP Video
Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide