Haircuts with Heart is partnering with Youth UpRising to host our first event together on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. at 8711 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland.

Youth UpRising is an organization that offers young people in the East Oakland community services and programs to increase their physical and mental wellbeing, their connection to the community, their education fulfillment, and their career achievement. They believe that if our youth are provided with the relevant services and programs, meaningful engagement with caring adults, and opportunities to practice leadership, then they will become agents for change and contributors to a healthy, thriving community. You can learn more about this organization here: youthuprising.org

Our focus will be giving these youth the haircutting and styling support they need to confidently continue on their path for positive change. While they are at this event we will be giving them hygiene kits with items that have been donated by people in surrounding local communities so that they can take care of their wellbeing not just at this event but every day. We even have large size shampoos and conditioners, flat irons, and blow dryers given to us by Paul Mitchell.

We are looking for barbers, hairstyles, and estheticians to volunteer their time at this event and contribute to the shaping of a hopeful future for East Oakland. Sign up to volunteer if you are a stylist, want to help sign our guests in, or want to manage our Hygiene Kit table.

To sponsor this event, please contact us.