Texarkana hair salon offers free haircuts to homeless people | Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas — A Texarkana hair salon packed up all of its supplies on Sunday and headed downtown to provide free services to the homeless community.

Style Studios has partnered with several churches and non-profit organizations to make the event possible.

For the past eight years, the hair salon has participated in “Haircuts for My Homies”.

Style Studios owners Alex and Lisa Harris and nearly 20 other stylists provided “free” haircuts to local homeless people.

The event took place in the parking lot of The Tool Store just off West 7th Street.

“With the pandemic and the economy as it is, there are more and more homeless people in our community,” said Lisa Harris, co-owner of Style Studios.

Ahead of the event, Style Studios spread the word on social media to also collect coats, blankets, hygiene kits and food to distribute to homeless people.

“Everybody brings everything they think people might need. Everything from tote bags to shoes and things of that nature that people might need,” Alex Harris said.

Style Studios has partnered with Christian Warrior Church and Oasis Church.

Harris says the event was started with the goal of giving more than just a haircut, but also a confidence boost.

“You know the feeling after a haircut. You feel rejuvenated. You have a bit of swagger. We’d like people to have that feeling because we know they don’t have that much,” Harris said.

More than 100 homeless people in Texarkana are sporting a new look, thanks to generous hairstylists.

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