Every year, Hair Cuttery, located at 104 Mount Auburn St. in Cambridge, donates back-to-school haircuts to children in need through its annual Share-A-Haircut program. From Aug. 1 to 15, for every child 18 or younger who purchases a haircut at one of the Hair Cuttery salons in New England, a free haircut certificate will be donated to a disadvantaged child within the community.
In those first two weeks of August, Hair Cuttery is aiming to donate tens of thousands of free haircut certificates ahead of the new school year. Certificates will be distributed with the help of more than 100 local government and nonprofit organizations.
“Since 1999, the Share-A-Haircut program has donated more than 2.16 million free haircut certificates valued at nearly $35 million.” 2017 is the 18th year of Share-A-Haircut, with Hair Cuttery’s most recent campaign donating more than 81,000 haircuts. Hair Cuttery has an established history of participating in charitable donations and has supported 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.