“Your greatness is not what you have, it’s what you give”. –anonymous
For Quilla Bohannon, hair artistry has always been a work of heart. She is a completely self- taught hair artist. Hair creation is where her passion lies. She only has to see it once, and she can replicate any style. Her love for creating hair styles began early in her life. She braided and curled her way through high school. She attended Tulane University in New Orleans. There, once again, she became known for her talent to manage even the most unmanageable hair in her dorm. Today, she continues to advance in creating styles for both; adults and children, but it is through her love of children and her innovative mastery of the artistry of hair that Free Wigs 4 Kids was born.
This latest journey began as a hairstylist her home salon, Runway Hair, primarily for women and children’s hairstyles. That soon led Quilla into creating wigs. While working on a wig one evening, Qulla’s 6 year old daughter, Alexy urged her to use her talents towards kids with no hair. Alexy wondered aloud if it was possible for her mother to make these afflicted kids wigs? This was the beginning of something exciting!
Using Alexy’s own head as a mold, Quilla was able to produce a wig for a child suffering from hair loss of a family she had been following on social media. The family’s gratitude, and the joyful, confident reaction from the child resulted in the creation of Free Wigs 4 Kids. Quilla immediately launched a GoFundMe campaign to help support the purchase of more supplies to create more wigs for more affected children. The requested amount was $5000, however, in 2 days, Free Wigs 4 Kids raised $7500.