Share a Haircut program gets ready for school

August 3, 2012 by  

A Hair Cuttery salon in Burlington will be donating a hair cut for a disadvantaged child in exchange for each child aged 18 or below who has a haircut at their salon.

The family owned and managed chain of hair salons launched Share a Haircut in 1999, giving away 625,000 hair cuts since that time. Each child who has a hair cut during the initial fortnight in August in preparation for returning to school, will entitle a child in need from the local community to a hair cut.

The Burlington branch of Hair Cuttery is collaborating with the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families to allocate the free haircuts. As the largest family owned hair salon chain in the country, Hair Cuttery expect around 75,000 hair cuts to be given to disadvantaged children all over the country.

The CEO and founder of Hair Cuttery, Dennis Ratner said that the company is proud of the program and being able to give something back to the community. He further pointed out that a hair cut ready to start the new year at school can make a huge difference to a child, helping them to feel more confident. To promote the program, Hair Cuttery may use local poster printing services in addition to their Facebook page.

As well as their involvement in the Share a Haircut program, Hair Cuttery is involved in fund raising for a number of other local charities, including American Cancer Society, Buzzing 4 Change, Easter Seals and the Hero Campaign.