Media Coverage

VIDEOS

KPIX

Jefferson Award Winner July 2018

Armed with a pair of scissors and a smile, East Bay hair stylist Rebecca Beardsley has found her own way of sharing compassion with others.
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TEDx Union City

Just One Thing

Rebecca Beardsley was at the pinnacle of her career as a hair stylist when she felt called to cultivate compassion for others. She formed Haircuts with Heart, gathering hair stylists to provide free haircuts for the homeless and poor. In her talk, she discussed how to cultivate compassion using your own unique talents.

Sues Blues

Giving Free ‘Haircuts with Heart’

Giving.  It’s wonderful to give, but this is more than just giving.  This is philanthropic awesomeness.  It’s the epitome of altruism. Rebecca Beardsley, Executive Director and Founder of Haircuts With Heart is like no other. 

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ARTICLES

KCBS

Haircuts with Heart Gives Free Haircuts to Hayward Families

It was hair today, gone tomorrow for dozens of families in Hayward as Haircuts With Heart gave out free summer do’s.

KCBS Reporter Doug Sovern says it’s the first time the volunteer hairstylists, who usually help the homeless, have brought their clippers and combs to a school.​

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The Quacker

Ms. Beardsley has developed a program to show compassion

Ms. Beardsley has developed a program to show compassion for the poor by offering free haircuts and trims. She has done this by going to community settings and often with other barbers and hairdressers.

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Timecounts

Rebecca Beardsley — Giving Volunteers a Way to Grow Beyond Their Comfort Zone

Learning new skills, engaging with different people within the community are only a few of the benefits of volunteering with Haircuts for Heart.

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Kámen Road

Haircuts with Heart – Meet Rebecca Beardsley, Founder & Professional Stylist

I started out in non-profit, working for 15 years as a grant writer in education, the environment, job
training, and the arts. 

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Oakland Magazine

Free Haircuts for the Homeless

Volunteers with Haircuts with Heart bring pampering services to those who need them most.

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KCBS

Haircuts For Low Income Families

Haircuts with Heart set up shop in a Salvation Army Center in Oakland to give out free haircuts to low income people ahead of the holidays. KCBS Radio Reporter Megan Goldsby reports.
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The Pioneer

More Than Just a Haircut

While a haircut may not seem like a huge gesture, it has helped people who don’t have access to this service feel like a different person.
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CERI Endorses Haircuts with Heart

On behalf of the Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants (CERI), we would like to  express our deepest gratitude for Haircuts with Heart and their amazing crew.

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Tom Waddell Urgent Care Newsletter

Women’s Day

Women’s Day: A Collaboration between Street Medicine and Tom Waddell Urgent Care
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Master Class Magazine

Leading on All Levels

Haircuts with Heart was featured in Master Class Magazine as a lead by example mentor.
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Operation Dignity

Haircuts with Heart – And Style

Haircuts with Heart transformed our community room at House of Dignity in Oakland into a mini-salon, complete with mirrors, hair gel, and a selection of combs and scissors. Over several hours, they provided haircuts and/or manicures to 19 veterans, bringing a little old-school barbershop style and socializing to our community.
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Berkeley Food & Housing Project

Haircuts with Heart Visits Our Men’s Shelter

We are thankful to partner with an amazing organization like Haircuts with Heart, and look forward to working with them again soon.
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BOSS

40 Haircuts to Residents

Being homeless comes with a slew of challenges. Fortunately, there are amazing groups and individuals who are trying to fill all of these needs, including the latest one introduced to us – Haircuts with Heart!
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Alameda Sun

Celebrating National Boys & Girls Club Week

To celebrate National Boys & Girls Club week, Haircuts with Heart hosted a special event for the Alameda Boys & Girls Club youth and teen members. 
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The Quacker

Ms. Beardsley has developed a program to show compassion

Ms. Beardsley has developed a program to show compassion for the poor by offering free haircuts and trims. She has done this by going to community settings and often with other barbers and hairdressers.

READ FULL STORY

Timecounts

Rebecca Beardsley — Giving Volunteers a Way to Grow Beyond Their Comfort Zone

Learning new skills, engaging with different people within the community are only a few of the benefits of volunteering with Haircuts for Heart.

READ FULL STORY

Kámen Road

Haircuts with Heart – Meet Rebecca Beardsley, Founder & Professional Stylist

I started out in non-profit, working for 15 years as a grant writer in education, the environment, job
training, and the arts. 

READ FULL STORY

Oakland Magazine

Free Haircuts for the Homeless

Volunteers with Haircuts with Heart bring pampering services to those who need them most.

READ FULL STORY

KCBS

Haircuts For Low Income Families

Haircuts with Heart set up shop in a Salvation Army Center in Oakland to give out free haircuts to low income people ahead of the holidays. KCBS Radio Reporter Megan Goldsby reports.
LISTEN TO STORY

The Pioneer

More Than Just a Haircut

While a haircut may not seem like a huge gesture, it has helped people who don’t have access to this service feel like a different person.
READ FULL STORY

CERI Endorses Haircuts with Heart

On behalf of the Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants (CERI), we would like to  express our deepest gratitude for Haircuts with Heart and their amazing crew.

READ FULL STORY [PDF]

Tom Waddell Urgent Care Newsletter

Women’s Day

Women’s Day: A Collaboration between Street Medicine and Tom Waddell Urgent Care
READ FULL STORY

Master Class Magazine

Leading on All Levels

Haircuts with Heart was featured in Master Class Magazine as a lead by example mentor.
READ FULL STORY [PDF]

Operation Dignity

Haircuts with Heart – And Style

Haircuts with Heart transformed our community room at House of Dignity in Oakland into a mini-salon, complete with mirrors, hair gel, and a selection of combs and scissors. Over several hours, they provided haircuts and/or manicures to 19 veterans, bringing a little old-school barbershop style and socializing to our community.
READ FULL STORY

Berkeley Food & Housing Project

Haircuts with Heart Visits Our Men’s Shelter

We are thankful to partner with an amazing organization like Haircuts with Heart, and look forward to working with them again soon.
READ FULL STORY [PDF]

BOSS

40 Haircuts to Residents

Being homeless comes with a slew of challenges. Fortunately, there are amazing groups and individuals who are trying to fill all of these needs, including the latest one introduced to us – Haircuts with Heart!
READ FULL STORY

Alameda Sun

Celebrating National Boys & Girls Club Week

To celebrate National Boys & Girls Club week, Haircuts with Heart hosted a special event for the Alameda Boys & Girls Club youth and teen members. 
READ FULL STORY

AWARDS

Oakland City Council

District 4 Local Hero Award

Thank you Teresa Delgado for nominating our founder for the District 4 Local Hero Award, given by Oakland Council Member Sheng Thao. Our volunteers are who make this work happen!

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