How a Comb and a Cut Can Change a Life
Maggie Goodner, owner and stylist at Salon Sine, is my hair stylist. I’ve known her six years and what I love about Maggie is her quick wit, her authenticity and her Irish brogue… oh!… and she is an awesome hair stylist.
Maggie has the most generous heart
Maggie is always finding time to help others; at her son’s school, at her salon and at her monthly hair cutting events at St. Matthew’s Church in Valley Village with the NoHo Home Alliance. I’m sure she does other things she doesn’t even share with me.
Her services at St. Matthew’s are so wonderful. Maggie and her assistants, Madeline Richard and Cienna Mello, cut the hair of the area’s most vulnerable- those living on the streets. It makes such a difference.
Let’s meet Maggie:
What makes Maggie an everyday hero?
I personally don’t feel like I’m a hero, I treat people, the way I would like to be treated.
How I got involved with the Noho Alliance was kind of by accident, however I felt very strongly and saddened by the increasing number of homelessness I see and drive by everyday. I was introduced to Andrew Silver by his wife Lisa, who is a client of mine. What we realized is that haircuts can change somone’s whole outlook on life. You really can see the brightness in one’s eyes once they see their new haircut. I feel that they are the heroes.
Many years ago, a developmentally delayed woman, Barbara, touched your heart.
Yes, I feel she’s my hero. I took over her guardianship in my late 20’s and feel she has really brought joy into my life ever since. With everything she’s been through, she’s never without a smile and is never without a joke.
Can you tell us a little bit about your day with the NoHo Home Alliance?
When we first arrive at the church, we have a towel warmer to set up and get hot water in a big bucket if anyone needs washing. We lay out our tools, and we’re ready to start! Us girls cut for about three hours straight – taking as many clients as we can. We enjoy the colorful stories we hear from our lovely clients.
What are you reading right now?
Now… who has time for reading when there’s Wentworth on Netflix?
What’s on your playlist?
Kacey Musgraves is my go-to girl to listen to.
Last Movie you saw:
The Adams Family!
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