WINSTON-SALEM, NC -- Going back to school is all about confidence and to feel your best you have to look your best. That's why a salon in Winston-Salem is giving out free haircuts, styles and school supplies.
For the fourth year the Corey Paul Hair Studio is hosting "Great Head Start," a back to school event that helps students take on the school year in style. It's happening Sunday, August 27th from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the salon on 636 Hanes Mall Blvd.
"So just really using our talents and our guest to get back to the community and making these kids feel great going back to school," salon owner, Corey Paul, said.
Paul and his twi sisters started the event as a way to help the community. They were raised by a single mom and saw this as an opportunity to give back to single parents and families who might not be able to afford school supplies and haircuts.
Local, licensed cosmetologists and barbers are donating their time and styling tools to help Triad K-12 students. Hair products were donated by Design Essentials Professional Hair Care Products and Rho Delta Tau, a cosmetology fraternity. The school supplies were given to the salon by clients.
They say their main goal is to "help kids go back to school with confidence and provide a Great Head Start for the students and the community to ensure that the 2017-2018 academic school year is a successful one."
While the event targets K-12 students, the salon says they will help as many students as they can with the supplies they have.