LIMA — Logan Phillips will soon be nine years old. On Sunday, his mom took him out to get his hair cut, something many parents do right before school starts.
Phillips starts the third grade Monday at Bath Elementary School and his mom wanted him to look good.
She was able to get him in at the Razor’s Edge on West Elm Street in Lima on Sunday and unknowingly was the beneficiary of a free haircut.
“That is absolutely amazing. I can handle that. He needed a haircut and his hair was a mess and he’ll feel better about going to school tomorrow,” said Tiffany Phillips.
Stylists Rachael Mears and Andrea Hartung teamed up to give out the free haircuts all day Sunday.
It’s something they’ve been thinking about for a while.
“We just both wanted to give back to the community and we both had the time to do it so it was just important for us to do something for other people outside of what we normally do,” said Mears.
The cost of getting kids ready for school can be expensive and the haircuts are something that can also dent the pocketbook if you have a few kids.
“We know about this time of year parents are trying to pay for school clothes and school fees and school supplies and last year my church, Lima Baptist Temple, they did a big back to school drive for school supplies and I said why don’t we offer free cuts this year for kids and help take some of that burden off of parents. I got three kids myself and I know it gets expensive, very expensive,” said Hartung.
Having a fresh new look is important to the kids.
‘It just makes them feel more confident to have a new haircut going back to school and that’s important to me because growing up we didn’t have a whole lot of money so I just didn’t want that to be something that was like an added stress to parents while getting their kids ready to go back to school,” said Mears.
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