For Hair Cuttery, the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, the spirit of giving doesn’t stop with the holidays; it’s an ongoing mission. Last year, the Share a Haircut program was expanded to help not just children headed back to school, but the homeless, victims of domestic abuse and veterans. The program continues into 2015, beginning with haircuts for the homeless on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 2-3.
For every haircut purchased on the designated days, a free haircut certificate will be donated back to a homeless person local to one of Hair Cuttery’s 900 salons. By partnering with local shelters and community organizations, Hair Cuttery will work to distribute certificates to those who need them most.
“Last year’s expanded Share a Haircut program was an enormous success, to date the program has reached more than 1 million people,” said Dennis Ratner, Founder and CEO of Hair Cuttery. “This year we plan to continue that momentum, helping those less fortunate the best way we know how, with a haircut. Our stylists hope to help inspire confidence by giving back in this way.”
This February alone, Hair Cuttery hopes to reach 35,000 homeless people in the communities it serves. Haircut certificate donations since the inception of the program are valued at $16.3 million.
Hair Cuttery has an established history of charitable giving, supporting a range of local and national causes, including St. Baldrick’s Foundation, American Red Cross, National Network to End Domestic Violence, American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Girls on the Run.