Stylists at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica gave hair makeovers Friday, July 20th, to 61 girls from across the country who have Turner Syndrome, to help rejuvenate their looks and spirits.

The girls, ages 12 to 19 years old, attended the Childrens Hospital Los Angeles’s 13th annual Turner Syndrome Camp at Pepperdine University in Malibu from July 15th to 21st.

Turner syndrome is a chromosomal condition that affects only girls and women and occurs when one of two X chromosomes normally found in females is missing or incomplete.

As part of the Childrens Hospital event, the Sassoon Academy on Santa Monica Boulevard in Santa Monica volunteered to host a “salon day” for the girls, providing a number of services, from haircuts and highlights to updos and makeup application.

“The event was a phenomenal success,” said Dr. Beverly Daley, creator of the Turner Syndrome Camp. “The girls were able to choose which services they wanted and all services were provided for free.”

Added Traci Sakosits, creative director of the Sassoon Academy Los Angeles, “The entire Sassoon Academy team of students and instructors were thrilled to put their talents to work for such an inspiring group of girls.

“We hope each of them left here a little lighter of heart.”

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