Founded by Rebecca Beardsley in 2016, Haircuts with Heart began by offering haircuts to community organizations who already serve the Bay Area’s underserved communities, including people experiencing homelessness and living in poverty, and veterans and their families.
Today, we create pop salons, and bring a sense of community, beauty and heart wherever we can, engaging our homeless neighbors and changing the face of how the most simple, yet powerful services are delivered.
In a little over two years we have hosted 20 events and served over 800 guests. Our strategy is to build trust and to establish frequent contact to nourish our guests and contributing partners.
When Haircuts with Heart partners with a community based organization, we set up a pop up salon at their site and serve approximately 50 people at each event. We recruit local, licensed, volunteer hair stylists, barbers, makeup artists and manicurists, who all volunteer their time.
We believe our services help our guests approach the next steps in their lives.
Beneath the outward success as a hairstylist with over 30 years in the beauty industry; owning her own salon, educating other stylists nationwide to become the best they could be, styling hair for New York City Fashion Week, and styling hair for photo shoots, San Francisco native Rebecca Beardsley became keenly aware of the growing number of unhoused people in her community. She didn’t have money, but pondered what could she give. Free haircuts would be her act of compassion. She called community organizations who serve the underserved community and asked would they be interested in her services. The answer was a resounding, YES!
Although haircuts may seem a simple gesture, our guests have said, “I feel normal,” “Proud of how I look,” and “It’s nice to be cared for.”
Join Team Haircuts with Heart
We are building a team that will consist of people from all over the nation that desire to make an impact on the world around them. They bring a wide variety of experience, talent, and interests.
Through our work we have developed a model that can be used in your area to help those in your community.
A Cinderella Moment
I am so happy with my new style. Crystal was patient and took her time to transform my messy mop. I feel like Cinderella. Thank you!!!!Moriah