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Patrick Lomantini’s 50 States Tour Stops at Bel Air’s Persona Salon on 8/1050 States Tour Poster

For Immediate Release

Contact: Mary Leavens
Humane Society of Harford County
410-836-1090, x101
[email protected]

Fallston, MD (July 25, 2013) – Need a haircut? Love animals? On Saturday, August 10th, Patrick Lomantini, master stylist and owner of a salon in Wichita, KS, will cut hair at Bel Air’s Persona Salon & Spa to bring attention to and raise funds for the many wonderful animals at the Humane Society of Harford County (HSHC). On this, his third annual tour, Lomantini will travel to all 50 states in 50 days to complete at least 50 haircuts per day – all for his love and passion for saving the nation’s homeless animals.

It’s expected to take 12 hours for Lomantini to complete 50 basic haircuts with appointments beginning at 9AM and the last cut at 9PM. Make an appointment now by calling Persona at 410-569-0101. During his day-long cutting extravaganza, a minimum $20 donation will be collected per haircut. Lomantini will donate 100% of all proceeds to support the programs and services at HSHC.

Dogs, cats and kittens who are looking for permanent homes will be visiting Persona from 10am until 2pm to cheer on Lomantini and support the team at Persona located at 5 Bel Air S. Parkway in the Festival Shopping Center. Enjoy refreshments, great raffles and free goodie bags to the first 50 families who get a haircut.

In his first two years on the 50 States Tour, Lomantini has raised nearly $100,000 for local shelters and organizations that support animals. In 2012 Lomantini performed over 3,500 haircuts in 50 days. This year, Lomantini is travelling with two other stylists, so his goal is to triple that amount. Follow Lomantini on his journey by visiting

About the Humane Society of Harford County
The Humane Society of Harford County, Inc., is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to the welfare and well-being of the approximately 4,500 animals that come to us each year. We promote the kind treatment of homeless, stray and abandoned animals by providing shelter, care, adoptions, and community education. We are not a county agency nor are we affiliated with any national or regional organization. Your tax-deductible donations, bequests, and proceeds from events are crucial to our life-saving efforts on behalf of the animals of our community.

About Persona Salon & Spa
Persona Salon and Spa provides a full line of salon and spa services for the communities in Bel Air, MD and surrounding areas. The staff at Persona considers each client an individual with his or her own needs and desires. Persona offers facials, massage, nail care, cosmetics, highlights, waxing, wedding parties, Latisse, and more. The professional team at Persona is committed to exceptional customer service and strives to provide an unforgettable salon and spa experience. The salon maintains a website at

About BarkAID
BarkAID’s mission is to raise funds and awareness for homeless animals, as well as educate people about what is happening with animals in their communities. BarkAID was created in 2010 by Patrick Lomantini, owner of Lomantini the Salon, when he searched for and found a way to marry his passion for hair, fashion and saving homeless animals. BarkAID raises funds and spreads awareness through the 50 States Tour, concerts and an annual fashion show.