Giving back to someone in need this spring can be as simple as getting a haircut in time for Mother’s Day. Hair Cuttery, the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, is honored to team up with The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), the leading voice for domestic violence victims and their advocates, for its spring Share-A-Haircut program. The program will take place May 5th – 6th at the nearly 900 Hair Cuttery salons nationwide, including the local locations in Evanston.
Working through NNEDV, Hair Cuttery will donate one free haircut certificate to a woman living in a domestic violence shelter in the local community for every adult who purchases a haircut at Hair Cuttery on one of the designated days.
In its 15th year, Share-A-Haircut has benefited three-quarters of a million people. Originally, the program benefited children in need, but it has grown to help people of all ages. Earlier this year, 50,000 free haircut certificates, valued at $900,000, were donated to men, women and children across the U.S. in homeless situations. This May, Hair Cuttery intends to continue a high volume of giving, with a goal of reaching more than 25,000 women in local communities, and through the program, help inspire a fresh outlook.
“At Hair Cuttery, we’ve seen firsthand the positive impact a haircut can have on an individual,” said Dennis Ratner, Founder and CEO of Hair Cuttery. “Shelters play a critical role in helping women around the country rebuild their lives and we’re honored to be a part of that journey.”
Hair Cuttery has an established history of charitable giving through local and national causes, including (but not limited to): Dress for Success, American Cancer Society, Special Olympics, Buzzing 4 Change, The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, Easter Seals, The Hero Campaign and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.