A group of hair stylists in Sallisaw have decided to "Put Love in Action" by offering Sequoyah County school students in grades pre-kindergarten through senior free haircuts for the upcoming school year.
Amanda Horn, stylist at Sisters Salon in downtown Sallisaw, said, "About 10 years ago the Lord put this on my heart, but I didn't do it. My daughter graduated this year and I decided it was time."
The free haircuts will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 8, at The Shed in downtown Sallisaw. Horn said no appointment is required and haircuts will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Students must have a parent or guardian present or bring in a signed permissions slip with all contact information before getting a cut. They must also have clean hair because the stylists will not be shampooing hair due to the number of students expected.
Horn said 12 stylists from Sallisaw, Roland and Fort Smith are donating their services. In addition, students will also receive free hygiene goody bags that will include hair products, soap and deodorant donated by salons and churches, and toothbrushes and toothpaste donated by local dentists.
Horn said this community service is not affiliated with any other organization. "I just decided to start it," she explained. "This is our first time to do it. Maybe in the future, we can expand it. We are just playing it by ear right now."
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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