Since the turn of the 19th century, barber shops have served as special places among African Americans. They have been places not only to get hair care services but locations where black people could be vulnerable and talk about issues of importance in the community. There were spaces where customers played games such as chess, cards, and dominoes, while having conversations about local gossip, politics, and community affairs.
Over the years, barber shops have come to provide a unique social function. While the "Barber Shop" plays an important role as described above we've noticed that many black students cannot afford a haircut leaving their self esteem low and very little interaction with teachers and their peers. Here's where we bridge the gap and provide free haircuts for any at risk student.