Once again, Hair Cuttery is giving back with their amazing Share-A-Haircut program, that was created to give free haircuts to underprivileged community members. 2016 marks the 17th year that the Share-A-Haircut program has been in effect, donating more than 85,000 certificates to the homeless.
This time, they are joining forces with the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV). On Monday and Tuesday, May 2-3, for every haircut purchased at one of Hair Cuttery’s 900 salons, a free haircut certificate will be donated to a victim of domestic violence through NNEDV’s member programs.
Hair Cuttery and NNEDV will work closely to distribute thousands of free haircut certificates to individuals affected by domestic violence, including women, children and men. They hope to reach thousands of victims this year. Why is this program so important to these victims? “Our Share-A-Haircut program and the work of NNEDV are both incredibly impactful causes,” said Dennis Ratner, CEO and founder of Hair Cuttery. “Together, we are aiming to spread awareness about the hardships and injustices of domestic violence, while pampering and comforting those affected.”
While a haircut may seem pretty mundane to some, it can actually have quite an impression on others, especially adults and children who are domestic violence victims. A haircut is a way for them feel good about themselves and an opportunity to experience something positive when negativity has been so prevalent in their household. This program lets these victims know there are people who care about them and what they have been through.
“It is essential to be a voice for survivors who have been silenced by domestic violence,” says Kim Gandy, NNEDV President and CEO. “We are thrilled that Hair Cuttery is rising against violence and standing with survivors. This positive impact is two-fold—survivors have the opportunity to get pampered and relax amid the chaos that abuse brings, and they also save money on a service that they might not be able to afford—aiding in their financial empowerment.”
For those reading this, you can make this happen and make a difference in the lives of domestic violence victims. Get a haircut on May 2-3 to show your support. Where can you find the closest Hair Cuttery? Check here for the location nearest you.
Keep up with Hair Cuttery on social media for future opportunities to help those in need.
ABOUT HAIR CUTTERY:
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, 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 committed to delivering a delightful client experience through WOW Service including a Smile Back Guarantee. Hair Cuttery is a division of Ratner Companies, based in Vienna, VA. www.haircuttery.com
The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that serves as the leading national voice for domestic violence victims and their allies. NNEDV’s membership is comprised of all 56 state and territorial coalitions against domestic violence, including over 2,000 local programs. NNEDV has been advancing the movement against domestic violence for 25 years, having led efforts among domestic violence advocates and survivors in urging Congress to pass the landmark Violence Against Women Act of 1994. To learn more about NNEDV, please visit NNEDV.org.