Deer Park barber provides 100 young children no cost haircut for very first day of university

A person Deer Park enterprise supplied 100 youngsters with a new haircut to kick off the new faculty yr.

Joe Kane, the operator of Barber Joe’s Chop Shop on Center, and his team devoted a single Sunday in mid-August to producing sure college students of all ages began the 12 months off with some self confidence.

“This was on the residence,” Kane stated.

Dozens of fades, tapers, braids and trims for boys and ladies were carried out by the staff members, such as Kane’s spouse, Olivia who owns the adjoining salon and spa, Do or Dye.

The 3,000-sq. foot organization also obtained donations from customers and the group for a jump home, tents, added chairs, and meals to make the party a spouse and children-helpful working day of exciting.

Kane, 40, has been a grasp barber for more than 20 several years and labored in Miami and Los Angeles before returning to Deer Park 7 many years ago to be in the vicinity of his loved ones, such as his mother.

Rising up in southwest Houston, it was Kane’s mom who kick-started out his enthusiasm for cutting hair, and his mom who reminds him of his humble beginnings.

“My mother was a single mom of a few young ones, and she worked two employment though trying to hold foods on table,” he reported. “Mom could not afford to get us haircuts, so she purchased me clippers when I was 11 decades outdated and informed me to figure it out.”

Kane uncovered to slice hair by experimenting on his siblings and friends.

Prior to I graduated high school, I was operating my very own barber shop out of the garage,” he mentioned.

Next graduation, Kane went to San Jacinto College with the strategy to perform in the petrochemical sector. But his coronary heart was not in it.

“I just followed my enthusiasm but for the reason that I didn’t want to work at a task that felt like it was perform,” he explained. “I relished cutting hair.”

Kane opened Barber’s Chop Shop in 2017 in Pasadena and relocated to Deer Park in March of this year.

The absolutely free haircut celebration operated on a voucher technique and the company had labored with counselors at DPISD to connect with students in will need.

Kane’s wife, Olivia, opened her salon to be a part of the energy and by late Sunday, 100 learners were being completely ready for to go to college.

In addition to the faculties, Kane reached out to local church buildings and the Bridge In excess of Troubled Waters, a facility that residences girls and small children transitioning out of domestic violence cases.

The aim was to obtain these young ones that could use a motivational press to return to school.

“It will make a big impact and can make them look ahead to heading back to college,” he mentioned.

No matter if it is a fashionable slash or just a trim — a superior haircut can go a long way in how children truly feel about themselves and about college, mentioned Olivia Kane.

“One of the finest matters about this work is remaining capable to give anyone a smile and some self confidence,” she claimed. “To do that for youngsters in need to have was an remarkable detail to me. It offers them self-confidence and provides them a very little enhance to go in there (in faculty) and not be shy and completely ready to acquire the working day.”

For Kane, the occasion gave his enterprise a chance to connect with the community in a way it hasn’t right before. When Joe’s Barber Chop Shop and Do or Dye has develop into a popular salon and barber, this was the initial cost-free function.

“It felt great,” he mentioned.

Barber Joe’s Chop Shop is found at 2816 Centre St. in Deer Park. Do or Dye Salon and Spa is in an adjoining constructing.

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