Earlier this week I popped into our brand new Hair Cuttery in Ranch Lake Plaza to get a new, and much overdue haircut. It was my first time in a Hair Cuttery and Alexis was my stylist. He listened to my concerns, discussed my options with me and then gave me a great cut. While I was in the salon I got to talk with Alexis and his manager about the Share-a-Haircut promotion that Hair Cuttery is sponsoring. It was great to see their enthusiasm for this national program.
A new haircut is just one of the many things parents need to take care of as they prepare their kids to head back to school. In a recent survery by Hair Cuttery of moms with school-aged children, 88% of moms believe haircuts help their child feel good and more confident about themselves while 86% of moms say that having more confidence allows their child to perform better in school; and nearly four in ten moms believe a haircut boosts their child’s performance in school. To help families who are struggling get their kids that all important haircut, Hair Cuttery is working with more than 150 local governments and community organizations, Hair Cuttery determines the areas of greatest need. Nearly 900 salons nationwide will participate in this year’s event.
This is the program’s 14th year and in the first 13 years Hair Cuttery has given away more than 700,000 haircuts to children in need! “Share-a-Haircut is about the ritual of preparing for a new school year,” said Dennis Ratner, Founder and CEO of Hair Cuttery. “A new haircut symbolizes a new start and new possibilities. We want kids to associate feeling good about themselves with getting ready for back to school.” “Having been a stylist my entire life, I understand the impact a fresh new haircut can have on someone’s self-esteem,” said Ratner. “I love seeing the look on a child’s face when they first check-out their haircut in the mirror. They walk out of the salon with a little extra pep in their step. That extra confidence can make a big difference to children as they start the new school year.
How You can Share-A-Haircut
- Visit you local Hair Cuttery. Bring your child for a Back to School haircut at your local Hair Cuttery from August 1st to August 31st and help us reach our goal of 100,000 haircuts! Every time a haircut is purchased for a child 18 years or younger, a free haircut will be donated to a child in need in your community.
- Click the Facebook button and the Twitter button on the Share-A-Haircut widget in my sidebar…daily. Not only will each click donate a haircut, the blogger with the most clicks on their widget receives $5000 to donate to education projects through DonorsChoose.org. So, your clicks could help even more kids!
- Share this post…daily with your friends on social media by using the sharing feature at the bottom of this post. Please use the hashtag #ShareAHaircut when you share.
Thank you for helping me give to those in need!
Disclosure: I have received compensation for participating in this campaign. All opinions are 100% mine.