Greenwell Springs library technician Keith Cooper was watching a movie,”The Barbershop,” when the idea for a community barber day came to him.
“Knowing how our branch manager Ms. Geralyn Davis is a huge proponent of our going into the community and becoming a part of its fabric, I thought to approach her about our doing our own Back To School Free Haircut Session,” Cooper explained. Not knowing to expect he created flyers and enlisted the support of his co-workers Natoria Ingram, Javia Lazard and Nicole Wilson.
Barbers from Upper Cuts, Classic Cuts, and Latinos Barbershop joined the team to provide dozens of free hair cuts to boys for school and men for job interviews on Aug. 9 at the library.
“I could not have been more pleased by the turnout and response from the locals,” Cooper said.