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For these Vets, haircuts are life-changing


Last updated 4/21/2021 at 10:02am

I pushed through the coffee shop’s back door and found the attic dormitory crowd in the kitchen.

Sarge had arranged for the lady who gave free haircuts at the senior center to come in and “neaten up” the homeless veterans, as he’d expressed it to her, before they went on job interviews. She breezed through the door with a plastic tarp for the floor, fancy salon wraps for their shoulders, a hand mirror, and a bag of scissors, combs, razors, sprays and gels, plus a stack of cosmetology magazines from which each veteran could choose his preferred hairstyle. All just opted for “someth...

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