Cuts for Cause | Community Spirit
One local educational institution is giving back to the community.
Inside the Remington College Student Salon, located on 2741 Nonconnah Boulevard, razors are buzzing, hair is being dyed, and the smell of beauty products fills the reception area.
Today, the focus isn’t solely on the art of cosmetology, more eyes are looking to a medium sized box filled with cans, set next to the appointment desk.
It’s called “Cuts for Cause” where Memphians are donating cans of food to the classroom salon in exchange for a free haircut, manicure, or pedicure. The cans will be donated to the food bank to help feed families in need, and already three full boxes have been taken away.
Jeri Williamson has been a cosmetology instructor at Remington for the past two years and believes the effort is a great help to the community.
“People will just donate without getting a hair cut, because they know it’s for a good cause,” Williamson said.
Students and instructors of the Remington College-Memphis Campus, are the ones performing the free beauty treatments, which gives the students more practice exercising their beauty skills.
“I think it’s good to see people actually bring in things to help the less fortunate,” said Kyla Jones a sophomore student at Remington Cosmetology Program.
“You never know when you could be put in the same situation,” she continued.
Not only is the effort helping feed families in need, it’s also helping others who couldn’t otherwise afford a fresh cut.
A Remington student is holding a pair of clippers, finishing up Sharmaine Rayford’s new style. Rayford came to the salon and donated a can of food to get the complimentary trim.
“I think it’s good for a lot of people who can’t afford to get a hair cut,” she stated.
The benefit will continue until Wednesday, November 28.