Get a Haircut, Help a Child.

It’s time for back to school, like it or not. My Facebook feed is full of all your cute kids looking sharp with their new backpacks and fresh haircuts. Disclosure: Hair Cuttery sent me promotional consideration for this post. All thoughts, and the picture of this pretty girl are all mine.

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I love my daughter’s hair long—it’s like a chocolate waterfall. She wanted a shorter style since it’s still hot as midday under the twin suns of Tattooine. I think she looks great with any style.

For some families though, getting that back-to-school haircut may be a little outside of the budget. You can help, through the Share-A-Haircut program at Hair Cuttery.

What is the Share-A-Haircut Program?

The Share-a-Haircut program was created by Hair Cuttery to give free haircuts to underprivileged community members, specifically kids in need as they head back-to-school. Since then, they’ve expanded the program to touch people of all ages.

16 is an important number. My daughter is sixteen and it’s also the 16th anniversary of the Share-A-Haircut program. This year Hair Cuttery is determined to donate tens of thousands of free haircut certificates.

Since the beginning of the program, the Share-A-Haircut program has reached more than 925,000 children with haircut certificate donations, valued at more than sixteen million dollars.

How does the Share-A-Haircut program work this year?

From August 1-15, for every child up to age 18 who purchases a haircut at one of Hair Cuttery’s almost 900 salons, one free haircut certificate will be donated to an underprivileged child in that same community. It made us happy that my daughter’s haircut can also benefit another child here in Richmond.

How will the children receive their free haircuts?

In each market, certificates are distributed with the help of more than 100 local government and non-profit organizations that are closely tied to each community.

Where can I find the closest Hair Cuttery?

By using the salon locator, which you may access here! Or click the image below.


Keep up with Hair Cuttery on Facebook and Twitter at @HairCuttery.


Hair Cuttery is the largest family owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, with nearly 900 company-owned locations on the East Coast, and in New England and the Midwest. A full-service, value-priced salon, Hair Cuttery offers a full complement of cuts and styling, coloring, waxing and texturizing services with no appointment necessary, as well as a full line of professional hair care products. Hair Cuttery is a division of Ratner Companies, based in Vienna, VA.

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