PHOTOS: Free haircut event helps students start school fresh

Heidy Munoz, a hair stylist at Gloria’s Hidden Beauty Salon in Nyssa, braids hair at the event. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

ONTARIO – The Desert Sage Event Center turned into a hair salon for about seven hours Sunday, Aug. 18. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade came through for free haircuts from a dozen Treasure Valley barbers and hair stylists who volunteered their time at the second annual Every Child Deserves to Look and Feel Good Event.

Chastity McAvoy, migrant program coordinator at the Payette School District, was looking for a way to lighten the load on parents last year before the start of the school year. McAvoy reached out to VM Barber, a Payette barbershop and hair salon owned by Veronica and Jose Mejia.  The Mejias, too, had been thinking of a way to give back.

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