On May 20, Aveda offered haircuts to the homeless in the Twin Cities. More than 50 metro area stylists and barbers volunteered for the event, run by Project Homeless Connect, a local community services agency. In addition, 26 Aveda Institute massage students invited guests to relax while they waited for free chair massages.
Aveda started working with Project Connect in December 2010. To date, it has provided more than 2,600 haircuts for the homeless.
“We are honored and humbled to be part of such an outstanding community event,” says Shelley Barnes, event volunteer lead and Aveda executive director business education and professional development. “I am proud to work for a company that promotes volunteerism amongst employees in the way Aveda does.”
The Aveda Global Education Team organizes Aveda’s involvement in the event. Earlier this year the Aveda Global Education Team was recognized with The Estée Lauder Companies Third Annual Leonard A. Lauder Volunteer of the Year Award, for their work with Project Homeless Connect,