Friends of Whitney Gayheart, who was severely injured in a Feb. 24 car accident that killed her husband, will be cutting hair, selling T-shirts and raffling a variety of items on Saturday to raise money for her recovery.
The event will not only raise money for Gayheart but also will ensure her clients are taken care of, said Amy Roberts, one of the coordinators of the benefit. Gayheart owns Whitz Ends Salon in Nicholasville.
“We’re trying to help her out, give her peace of mind,” Roberts said. “We want to help out her clientele as well so they can get their hair cut while she isn’t able to work.”
During the event, which will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until all haircuts are done, five stylists will cut hair at Heads Up Hair Design at 130 E. Edgewood Drive in Nicholasville. Haircuts also will be given at Gayheart’s salon at 800 S. Main St., across from Heads Up, though the stylist there is booked up, Roberts said.
T-shirts will be sold at Whitz Endz, and a raffle will be held at Heads Up, Roberts said.
Gayheart remains at the University of Kentucky Medical Center recovering from her injuries, according to hospital personnel. Her husband, Joseph Gayheart, was killed in the crash.
The couple were traveling outbound on Union Mill Road around 2 a.m. when their car, a black Chrysler 300 driven by Joe Gayheart, left the road and struck a tree, said Nicholasville police officer Kevin Grimes.