The following was provided on behalf of Hair Cuttery in Lexington.
Children receiving a back-to-school haircut at the Hair Cuttery salon in Lexington during the first two weeks of August will be giving one back to a disadvantaged child in the community.
Hair Cuttery, the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, is launching its 13th annual Share A Haircut program to provide children in need with a fresh haircut to start the new school year. From Aug. 1 to Aug. 15, every time a child (18 or younger) receives a haircut at any of the Hair Cuttery salons in New England, including the salon in Lexington, a free hair cut will be donated to a disadvantaged child in the community.
In Lexington, Hair Cuttery is partnering with the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families to distribute the haircuts.
“We expect 75,000 haircuts to be donated in communities across the country to children in need,” said Dennis Ratner, the founder and CEO of Hair Cuttery. ”We’re proud to offer this program that gives children the opportunity to help other kids in the community. A simple haircut can make a big difference in a child’s appearance and gives students more confidence as they start the school year.”
Nearly 900 salons nationwide will participate in Share A Haircut. Hair Cuttery has donated more than 625,000 haircuts since the program’s inception in 1999.
In addition to sharing haircuts through salon visits, this year Hair Cuttery fans can also donate haircuts through their social networks. Every time a fan shares the “Share a Haircut” Facebook app between July 18 and 31, Hair Cuttery will donate a haircut to a child in need. The app is accessible at www.facebook.com/haircuttery.