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Sep 27

Hair Cuttery Donates Haircuts to Newport News Students

Posted on September 27, 2017 at 9:28 AM by Communications Department

The start of a new school year adds many extra expenses to family budgets—school supplies, clothing and uniforms and school fees. With tight budgets and larger families, it can become difficult to pay for each child to return to school with all new clothes, shoes, and hair styles. Hair Cuttery believes that having a fresh new haircut on the first day of school can boost a child’s confidence and helps to set a positive tone for the new school year. Newport News Department of Human Services (DHS) recently partnered with the Hair Cuttery to help children of Newport News go back to school with stylish haircuts.  For every child’s haircut that was purchased at any Hair Cuttery location during the month of August, one free haircut certificate was donated to a child in need through local social services agencies across the country.  hair cuttery

With the help of the Hair Cuttery’s Share-A-Haircut program, 215 children in Newport News received free haircuts.  The program issued haircut certificates to DHS who then provides them to qualifying residents.  This is the 18th year for Share-A Haircut program which donated 61,481 haircuts in 2017.