Hair Cuttery's "Share a Haircut" Program to Benefit the Homeless

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A salon chain is letting you help the homeless while getting a little off the top or the sides.

It's called “Share a Haircut,” and it starts February 5. For every customer that gets their hair cut on February 4 and 5, the Hair Cuttery will donate one free haircut coupon to shelters and advocates who will distribute them to the homeless.

This is the first year they have offered the program. They say it is a response to what they see as an increasing problem, especially during the winter.

Salon leader at the Hair Cuttery on Pantops Wendy Pritchett says it's rewarding to make someone - who couldn't otherwise afford it - feel better about themselves.

"This is something that we love to do, this is our profession, so being able to have those clients come in and being able to make them feel special is huge for us to give back to the community. So it's very special to myself and my salon team,” said Pritchett.

Pritchett says at the end of the summer, they will offer the program to students returning to school as well to give them one less thing to pay for.

The event doesn't require an appointment, so people can participate on their own schedules.

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