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Hairstylist Shaves Head in Support of Sister Battling Cancer, Then Gets Fired from Job

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It’s always a cool thing when someone shaves their head in support of a loved one battling cancer. You don’t usually see a result like this though.

Melanie Strandberg of Spokane, Washington is a hair stylist. Her younger sister Marisa has cervical cancer and is going through chemo. In support, Melanie shaved her head.

But when Melanie showed up to work last Thursday at La Rive Salon and Spa at the Northern Quest Casino, she got canned!

Apparently management told her she had to wear a wig since a bald hairstylist might “make guests uncomfortable”. They also told her she would have trouble making any sales.

Melanie has since filed harassment and discrimination claims against the salon. The owners of the casino say they are investigating the situation and that Melanie can have her job back if she wants it.

Uh, we’re thinking she has better places to work!

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