How to find free haircuts for kids
Finding free haircuts for kids can help ease the financial burden on parents.
If you have kids, then you know that keeping your kids' hair trimmed and tidy can be a hardship - on your schedule, and on your pocketbook. Fortunately, it is possible to find free haircuts for kids, which can ease that financial burden.
It will be easier to find free haircuts for kids if you live in or near a large city. Most beauty schools have students who are required to accumulate a certain number of hours of haircutting experience. These schools may offer free or discounted haircuts, and may even offer discounts on permanents and color treatments.
Check your yellow pages. Search under "beauty school" or "stylist school" or "barber school." Call the establishments listed, and ask if their students offer free haircuts for kids.
If you don't have any luck in the yellow pages, check this online Beauty Schools Directory. In the search fields, click on "barbering" and your state. Click "find schools" and a list of beauty schools in your home state will come up. The listings do not include phone numbers, so you will then need to call information to get the phone number for the beauty school near you.
BeautySchool.com is another site that allows you to search for beauty schools. You can search by your state, or by your zip code. Again, you may need to call information for the school's phone number.
Back to school events
Many communities have back-to-school events that are held during the month of August and into early September. These events are often held at parks or retail locations where you can purchase school supplies and school clothes, and free haircuts are provided. Call your local Chamber of Commerce office or school district office, and ask if there are any back to school events being held that include free haircuts for kids.
If you have a child with very long hair who wants to go with a shorter style, try calling your local salons. Many stylists will give free haircuts to people who are willing to donate their hair to an organization like Locks of Love, which uses real hair to make wigs for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
Finding free haircuts for kids isn't impossible. It will require some time investment in research and making phone calls, but the time spent will be worth it when your kids have great haircuts that didn't cost you a penny.