VIENNA, Va., May 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hair Cuttery, the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, today announced the donation of 55,000 haircuts to benefit survivors of domestic violence. Partnering for the past three iterations of the May Share-A-Haircut program, Hair Cuttery and the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) have donated 166,000 free haircuts valued at $3.65 million since 2014.
"The success of this spring's Share-A-Haircut campaign is a direct result of the passion our clients, stylists, and the entire Hair Cuttery family have for giving back," said Dennis Ratner, CEO and founder of Hair Cuttery. "It is truly humbling to see our communities recognize and respond to the injustices of domestic violence, and spread awareness about this important issue."
With the help of NNEDV, free haircut certificates will be distributed through the organization's partners, including domestic violence shelters as well as state and local programs, in communities local to Hair Cuttery's nearly 900 salons. The certificates will benefit women, children, and men.
"The success of the Share-A-Haircut campaign highlights the commitment that communities have to stand with survivors and against domestic violence. We are thrilled that Hair Cuttery and individuals around the nation are coming together to combat abuse and support survivors—striving to create a world free from violence," says Kim Gandy, NNEDV President and CEO.
Since 1999, the Share-A-Haircut program has donated more than 1.89 million free haircut certificates valued at nearly $30.35 million. Hair Cuttery has an established history of charitable giving, supporting a range of local and national causes, including St. Baldrick's Foundation, American Red Cross, The National Network to End Domestic Violence, American Cancer Society, and Girls on the Run.
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
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