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Stylist challenges Edwards, other candidates to get $400 haircut

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire hair stylist whose shop is near one of John Edwards' campaign offices wants to turn an embarrassing moment for the former North Carolina senator into money for charity.

David Holden is challenging presidential candidates to come in for a $400 haircut, promising to donate all of the proceeds to autism research. He says the candidates don't even have to get a haircut. He says they can send him a check and he'll give 100 percent of the money to the Autism Society of New Hampshire.

Edwards made the news and late night comedy shows in April when his campaign spending reports included two $400 haircuts. His campaign says it erred in paying the bills, and the candidate would reimburse it.

The Beverly Hills stylist who cut Edwards' hair says the haircuts were so expensive because he went to Edwards, rather than Edwards coming to his salon a block off Rodeo Drive. Edwards says he didn't know the price would be that high.

Autism Society of New Hampshire: <a href="http://www.autism-society-nh.org " target="_blank">http://www.autism-society-nh.org</a>

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