Hair Stylists / Barbers

Fuller's Cuts in Michigan.  Any child who reads from a book while getting their hair cut gets $2.00 shaved off the price. The parents prep their kids to sit in the chair and get ready to read the book.  Barber Ryan Griffin cuts hair while the child reads.  He wants kids to discover their past, and overcome old notions that reading and learning are not 'cool.' 

"I always go back to quote Frederick Douglass:  'It's easier to build strong children than repair broken men," Griffin says.  "So, if we can get these babies reading books or at least picking up a book....that's where it starts," owner Alex Fuller says.  (source:  "Read a book, get a $2 discount at Fuller Cut Barber Shop," CBS Evening News, October 18, 2016)


What You Can Do
  • Offer to cut hair for men, women and children living in homeless shelters.  
  • Teach low-income families how to do simple hair cuts. 

  • Teach a hair styling class to frustrated fathers who now share responsibilities for getting their children ready for school, or the stay-at-home dads.  Teach them how to style their kids' hair - ponytails, braids, buns, and more.  (Brush with Greatness, Dads and Daughters Hit the Salons for Braiding 101, CBS This Morning, September 2, 2015) 
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