Comment 72671

By Anne Marie Pavlov (anonymous) | Posted January 03, 2012 at 10:58:20

Thank you for posting that, Michelle. This is a social justice issue that is near and dear to my heart. I cut hair at the Living Rock once a month (community outreach centre for street involved youth on Wilson & Hughson Streets) when they host a "Wellness Night" (sometimes we call it "Spa Night") where the kids can get their hair done using "Rock Bucks" that they have earned doing jobs around the centre. It is precisely this issue that we are trying to address. I do my very best to give them a real spa experience, attention, consultation, and a very nice haircut that will help raise their self esteem and confidence even a little bit. And I think a spinoff benefit is that these kids feel more keen to apply for a job or ask for better treatment from society, by carrying their heads just a little bit higher. I am always on the lookout for donations of nice shampoos, conditioners, razors, etc. RTH readers, feel free to conatct me at if you have any products you would like to share!!! I provide free labour, but I do need product.

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