Photos: Going blond, Artistik Edge helps Wildcats build spirit as they head into the playoffs
Team spirit is critical this week for our Lake Highlands High School football team, who head into the first round of the playoffs against an undefeated opponent. The team got the idea to show their Wildcat pride by collectively dying their hair, and football mom Kelley Hurst stepped in to help.
Hurst tapped longtime Lake Highlands supporter Terri Hoover, owner of Artistik Edge, who was happy to help the team go blond for the end of their season. Sweaty after football practice last night, the teens piled in to the salon where they had blond tips and stripes dyed into their hair. Hoover said the week before Thanksgiving is one of her busiest, but she squeezed the young players in between regularly scheduled clients.
“[Hoover] and four or so employees stayed late to accommodate this first-ever event. It was super generous and the kids were fired up,” Hurst says. “All the stylists asked the boys what they wanted, and it was so funny that some of them had very preconceived notions of what they wanted. Then they even did round two for several of [the players] to add or increase the lightness of their hair.”