Friday, August 29, 2014

Get a Haircut...Give a Haircut During the 15th Annual "Share a Haircut Program" at Hair Cuttery Salons (Ends August 31st) #sponsored

Disclosure:  This is sponsored post with Hair Cuttery.  Even though I will be compensated for my time in promoting this charitable program, in addition to receiving free haircuts for my girls, all views shared are mine and mine alone.

Give the gift of a new back to school haircut to a child in need when you participate in the annual "Share a Haircut" charitable program, which runs until August 31st.  

I have been sharing throughout the summer new firsts that the gives have experienced through my social media channels and blog.  From their first overnight stay at a nearby hotel, to visiting a water park and going down the "big kids" water slide, to a more recent first bonfire and s'mores experience.  Well, I think I have a "first" that will top all of these -- the girls got their first haircuts last Saturday at the Hair Cuttery in Lisbon, CT.  It has been a long time coming, as I have been asking my husband for over a year now to cut their hair.  While he likes long hair, I knew that by cutting the girls' hair short for the summer that it would be cooler, and also easier to manage. 

Finally, after being asked to share more about the Hair Cuttery's annual "Share a Haircut" program on my blog, and being given the opportunity to get haircuts for the girls at a local Hair Cuttery location, my husband agreed.  

The "Share a Haircut" program runs through the end of August, so you still have a few days to show your support, and spread this news about this amazing charitable effort with family and friends. 

Share a Haircut,” Hair Cuttery’s biggest charity effort of the year, provides free haircuts to disadvantaged children in local communities.  Throughout the month of August, for every child up to age 18 who purchases a back-to-school haircut at Hair Cuttery, one will be donated back to an underprivileged child in the communities of Hair Cuttery’s almost 900 locations. In addition, this year they are also hosting a ‘donation wall’ on the Hair Cuttery blog, where donors can upload their profile picture.  Each picture upload and/or social share equals one hair cut to a child in-need.

Savannah and Bella before their haircuts...

My husband thought that they were just going to get a trim...but, I had other plans.  I wanted to get cute bobs for the girls.  Not only would it give their hair more time to grow back, but I would be able to thin out Bella's thick front bangs that she has been sporting.  

Oh, how I wish you could have saw the look of horror on my husband's face when he saw them cutting more than an inch or so off of Savannah's hair. :-)  But, once the girls were done being pampered at the hair salon and were ready to show off their new do's, I saw a big smile on his face.  

Introducing the New Savannah and Bella...

Not only did the girls love their short hair, as it felt lighter, but my husband also loved how it looked.  He did remark that the shorter haircut made them look older, but he has finally realized that they are growing up in a blink of an eye, and that he has to cherish these special "firsts" while they are still young.  

Now that my husband is on board with letting the girls get their haircut, we will be participating in future "Share-A-Haircut" programs in years to come, in addition to visiting our local Hair Cuttery for trims throughout the year.

Did you know that if you bring your child to a local Hair Cuttery Salon for their first haircut, that they will get a cute "First Haircut" certificate and have a lock of hair saved in a baggie and given to you at the end of the haircut?  I thought this was a great idea, and one that will make adding this milestone in your child's baby book easier.  We were running around so much prior to heading to the salon that I had forgot to pack baggies to gather up a few hair clippings.  So, it was a nice touch to see the folks at Hair Cuttery ready to help celebrate this "first" with the girls, like they did.  

My girls were nervous at first, but the two hair stylists were quick to get them talking and laughing, which made their haircut go by quickly and without them fussing, which I was worried about.  I had to peel Bella away from the mirror, as she couldn't stop looking at her herself and telling me she looked beautiful, while Savannah was pretty. :-)  Like I said, my two princesses are growing up, and now we can cross first haircuts off their lists of firsts, thanks to the folks at Hair Cuttery.  

Next week when Savannah starts preschool, she will be heading back to style with a new look and more confidence. It is funny how even when you are an adult that something as simple as a haircut or new color can boost your confidence level.  Knowing this, don't you want all children to be able to head back to school with a new haircut?  With your help, you can give a FREE haircut to a local child in need, when you bring your child into a local Hair Cuttery salon to get their hair cut.  

So, if you have plans to do last minute school shopping and need to get your child's hair cut before they head back to school next week, why not stop by a local Hair Cuttery by August 31st, and "Share-A-Haircut?"  

Since this charitable program began in 1999, the Hair Cuttery has been able to donate over 800,000 haircuts (valued at $12 million) to children in need.  This being a milestone year, the company hopes to bring that number to 925,000!  

I hope you will join me in helping them reach this goal. :-)

In addition to visiting a local Hair Cuttery salon with your child to get their haircut, you can also participate in the annual "Share-A-Haircut" program by sharing on your social media channels. To learn more and to share before the program ends on August 31st, visit Hair Cuttery blog.


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, and in 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.

Disclosure:  This is sponsored post with Hair Cuttery.  Even though I will be compensated for my time in promoting this charitable program, in addition to receiving free haircuts for my girls, all views shared are mine and mine alone.


  1. This is such a wonderful program. I had not yet heard of it until I read about it on your blog. Your girls looks so cute and all ready for school.

  2. This is pretty neat to see, last day today but I have work so that is not good

  3. This is a really great idea and a neat program! I wish I had known about it sooner.