VIENNA, Va., Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hair Cuttery, the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, is proud to announce that it will be donating 76,942 free haircut certificates to the homeless. In just two days from February 6 – 7, patrons visited one of Hair Cuttery's nearly 1,000 salons to participate in this get-one, give-one campaign. The haircut certificates, estimated at $21 each and totaling more than $1.6 million in retail value, will benefit the homeless across the nation.
The free haircut certificates will be donated locally to a homeless adult or child in the neighborhoods of all Hair Cuttery's salon locations and will be distributed through partnerships with resident shelters and community organizations.
"Our Share-A-Haircut program reaches tens of thousands across the country, and our guests are thrilled about getting involved," said Dennis Ratner, Founder and CEO of Hair Cuttery. "It is a simple gesture that goes such a long way and helps to return a smile back to the faces of adults and children who deserve it."
The Miami Rescue Mission is among the organizations that will distribute Hair Cuttery's free haircut certificates to its patrons. Community Development Associate Lian Marcos added, "A haircut has the power to make a person feel confident about their appearance. At the Miami Rescue Mission, we believe that when a homeless person feels good about himself, he is in a better position to make other changes in his life such as finding work, training and recovery."
Since 1999, the Share-A-Haircut program has donated more than 2.08 million free haircut certificates valued at more than $34 million. Hair Cuttery has an established history of charitable giving, supporting a range of local and national causes, St. Baldrick's Foundation, American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, OneOrlando, Girls on the Run and The National Network to End Domestic Violence.
About Hair Cuttery
Hair Cuttery is the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, with nearly 1,000 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
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