Changing Lives One Haircut At A Time
"It was after the shooting of two teen boys on the Downtown Mall in October 2022 that Fernando Garay, owner of the House of Cuts Barber Studio, and Daniel Fairley, president of 100 Black Men of Central Virginia, came together to launch the #100Cuts Initiative.
The outreach initiative is a program where middle and high school youth in the Charlottesville and Albemarle community can get their hair cut for free by local and visiting barbers. This was not their first time collaborating. Fernando and Daniel held one-off, back-to-school haircut events in 2021 and 2022, and saw the #100Cuts Initiative as a way to extend access to this free service all-year-round."