Monmouth, IL – A Monmouth hair salon is taking steps to help clean up the Gulf Coast oil spill. But the effort is nothing new. It's been helping clean oil spills for the last couple of years.
Shanna Piper owns Diffusion Hair Studio in Monmouth. She says the salon has been saving hair clippings and collecting nylon stockings for years. She bags up the hair clippings and nylons, then sends them off to Florida, where the materials are either distributed or stored in anticipation of an oil spill.