A hair stylist from Kansas who already holds one world’s record for clipping hair will be in Iowa this week on his way to setting a second world’s record. Patrick Lomantini is halfway through his bid to cut the hair of 50 people in 50 states in 50 days.
Joseph Pundzak is helping organize Lomantini’s visit to central Iowa. “These are going to be wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am haircuts,” Pundzak says. “They won’t take very long. He has to do 50 in a short period of time. We’re not looking for huge styling events. We’re just looking for helping him set a world record.”
Pundzak runs the Raccoon Valley Animal Sanctuary and Rescue, with offices in Boone and Des Moines. He says anyone who’s getting one of Lomantini’s free haircuts will be asked to make a donation to the animal refuge. “We’re not setting a goal,” Pundzak says.
“It’s one of those deals where it’s so up in the air that we’re just saying, hey, if you’ve got a dollar, five dollars, ten dollars, whatever you want to give, just help the animals, enjoy your haircut and be part of setting a world record.”
Lomantini will be cutting hair at the Iowa School of Beauty in Urbandale on Wednesday (Aug 31), starting at 8:30 A.M. If you want to take part, make an appointment at (515) 278-9939. About a year ago, Lomantini set the world record for cutting hair continuously for 72 hours.
He did 227 free haircuts in his home state of Kansas over a Thursday through a Sunday. All tips were donated to the Kansas Humane Society.