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Santa stops by LI hair salon

Cassidy Gill, 3, of Deer Park visited The

Cassidy Gill, 3, of Deer Park visited The Cutting Edge hair salon in Commack to tell Santa Claus she wants a Barbie doll and a drum for Christmas this year. (Dec. 24, 2012) Photo Credit: Fran Berkman

What was Santa Claus' first stop when he got to Long Island on Christmas Eve? Turns out it was The Cutting Edge hair salon in Commack to greet some young customers.

Commack natives Kara Vagts, 7, and Maxwell Vagts,
Photo Credit: Fran Berkman

Commack natives Kara Vagts, 7, and Maxwell Vagts, 10, pose for a picture with Santa Claus at The Cutting Edge hair salon in Commack. (Dec. 24, 2012)

Cassidy Gill, 3, of Deer Park visited The
Photo Credit: Fran Berkman

Cassidy Gill, 3, of Deer Park visited The Cutting Edge hair salon in Commack to tell Santa Claus she wants a Barbie doll and a drum for Christmas this year. (Dec. 24, 2012)

Julia Gaeta, 15, left, and Lauren Gaeta, 12,
Photo Credit: Fran Berkman

Julia Gaeta, 15, left, and Lauren Gaeta, 12, of Commack stop in The Cutting Edge hair salon to visit Santa Claus. (Dec. 24, 2012)

Marie Perico (second from left), owner of The
Photo Credit: Fran Berkman

Marie Perico (second from left), owner of The Cutting Edge hair salon in Commack, poses for a holiday photo with her sister Christina Perico (left), father Steven Perico, mother Marie Perico and future brother-in-law Matt Barrera (dressed as Santa). (Dec. 24, 2012)

Marie Perico, owner of The Cutting Edge hair
Photo Credit: Fran Berkman

Marie Perico, owner of The Cutting Edge hair salon in Commack, wears an elf hat on Christmas Eve while blow-drying a client's hair. (Dec. 24, 2012)

The staff of The Cutting Edge hair salon
Photo Credit: Fran Berkman

The staff of The Cutting Edge hair salon in Commack take a break to pose for a Christmas Eve picture in front of the fireplace that's hung with stockings bearing their names: from left, Michael Proal of North Babylon, Geraldine Accardi of Commack, Alyssa Fabrizio of Huntington Station and owner Marie Perico of Commack. (Dec. 24, 2012)

At The Cutting Edge hair salon in Commack,
Photo Credit: Fran Berkman

At The Cutting Edge hair salon in Commack, the fireplace is hung with stockings bearing the names of the employees. (Dec. 24, 2012)

With a promise to raffle off a $50
Photo Credit: Fran Berkman

With a promise to raffle off a $50 gift certificate among all who contributed, The Cutting Edge hair salon in Commack was able to collect a basket of canned goods for its holiday food drive. (Dec. 24, 2012)

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