Haircuts for the Homeless

A YouTube video of a New York hairstylist giving free haircuts to the homeless inspired Mandie Barnes BS ’14, an Ogden hairstylist, to do the same. She recruited some of the best stylists from Lehi, Utah, to Ogden, to offer their services at the Ogden Rescue Mission Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015.

“I feel like a haircut can go a long way for someone,” Barnes said. “A haircut gives people an extra boost of confidence maybe to find a job, or just feel good about themselves for the holidays. Hopefully they’ll just feel better walking out the door than they did walking in.”

One gentleman said it did just that. “I feel human again. Thank you so much,” he told his stylist.