Haircuts for Youth in the University District

Haircuts_132802Meet Teen Feed’s newest volunteer and style aficionado, Sharalee!

Every two weeks, she donates her skills as a barber for University District youth in need.

Sharalee brings her own personal equipment, her exceptional talent, and her very big heart to each and every session.

Having studied Psychology before pursuing a hairdressing career, Sharalee had always intended to give back to her community. “It’s been really great so far,” says Sharalee.  “It’s something these youth need, and it’s something I can give.”

And when she arrives, the sign-up sheet fills up very quickly with youth eager to have their hair professionally styled free of charge.

“Regular haircuts are not only really important for self-esteem,” says Teen Feed Support Coordinator, Ximena. “For many of the youth we serve, haircuts are necessary for successful job interviews and ongoing employment.”

There is definitely a need here in the University District, and we’re so grateful to Sharalee for meeting it.

Sharalee cuts hair professionally at Rudy’s Barbershop on University Way NE in Seattle.