Brooke Allison (co-owner of Hot Yoga East and Scout’s Barbershop) and songwriter Luke Dick (Eric Church’s “Kill a Word”) have partnered with the Martha O’Bryan Center for a new initiative, Haircuts For Humans.
Starting Monday (Oct. 17), patrons of Scout’s Barbershop’s may donate a $25 haircut to a homeless man or woman in the Nashville community. Then, on Nov. 20th, Scout’s will open their doors to the less fortunate, offering free shaves, cuts, and styles. The Martha O’Bryan Center will also transport kids and adults to Scout’s to take part.
Allison will take her baby blue yoga truck around town on Thursday offering ‘pop-up haircuts’ from the truck bed, encouraging Nashville residents to join the cause.
In addition to his songwriting, Luke Dick is also a member of the band Republican Hair, named after a friend whose straight hair-part recalls the haircuts of certain conservatives. The band will donate all profits on T-shirt sales through Thanksgiving to the project.
“There’s a lot of people in need here in our own neighborhood, right down the street, even. If we can make them feel cared for and give them a fresh cut, then maybe that’s something,” Allison said. “It’s what we have to offer, so we’re offering it. And hey, Deion Sanders says, ‘If you look good, you feel good, and if you feel good, you do good.’”
“It’s easy to take for granted the fact that my life was full of haircuts and food and a good education—all that my parents help me get,” Dick said. “Haircuts for Homeless is a way to hit pause, reflect, and have fun, giving the community what I have been freely given.”
Donations and non-perishable food donations will be accepted at Scouts, Hot Yoga of East Nashville and Edley’s. All food and money raised during Haircuts for Homeless will go to the Martha O’Bryan Center as part of the National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Nov. 12-20.
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