Share a haircut with a needy kid

August 3, 2009 10:02:52 AM PDT
12-year-old Stephanie knew what she wanted when she got her back-to-school haircut. She asked for a shorter style that would be easier to take care of.

Stephanie and her four siblings live with their grandmom. And they all take part in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program.

Thanks to a partnership between Hair Cuttery and Big Brothers/Big Sisters, all the kids were able to get haircuts for free. That saved their grandmom more than $60.

At $12 each for kids' cuts, Hair Cuttery is already a good deal. But during their "Share a Haircut" promotion, each cut is also a good DEED.

From August 1st through 15th, every time a child (aged 18 years old or younger) receives a haircut at any of the nearly 800 Hair Cuttery salons, a free haircut will be

provided to a disadvantaged child in the community.

Free haircut coupons will be distributed to needy youngsters through local Social Service Agencies after August 15.

Locally, kids served by Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the Montgomery County Office of Children and Youth qualify for the free cuts.

Uva Cole, Vice President of Intake for Big Brothers/Big Sisters, says the haircuts allow the kids to be pampered, which makes them smile and feel better about themselves

And there were plenty of smiles once this family all got their new do's. 8-year-old Hayley liked it when her twin brother told her she looked pretty. And 11-year-old Harry said he knew he would look good for his first day of Middle School.

For more information about the Hair Cuttery's Share a Haircut program, click here.

For more information about Big Brothers/Big Sisters, click here.

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