Haircuts for Hope

Greenwood, SC – This week, clients of Project Hope got treated to a day at the salon, through an effort between Meg’s House and Cypress Hair and Nail Studio. The clients – homeless individuals with disabilities – were given new haircuts and had their nails painted, and left feeling fresh and rejuvenated.

Employee Sara Collins of Project Hope – an umbrella program of Meg’s House providing long-term housing for homeless individuals with disabilities – set up the project with the goal of giving the clients a chance to enjoy a new, clean cut. “Our clients come from many different backgrounds and living situations, and many don’t have the funds for a regular haircut.”

Cypress employees spent the day styling hair, painting nails, and getting to know the people of Project Hope.  Client Curtis Franklin (pictured) received a new “hair style” and enjoyed the services. According to Jillian McDonald, manager at Cypress, “Getting a haircut is a renewing process, and can be a powerful tool to restoring positivity and hope. Making everyone feel good from head to toe is our biggest goal, and we are so glad we could help the clients of Project Hope.”

From left, Brianna Cason-Owings, Jillian McDonald, Christy Cook, Sana English Center, Curtis Franklin