FLINT TWP. — Great Clips hair salon, 4455 Corunna Road, recently wrapped up two successful community events and is planning another one for Veteran’s Day, according to owner Andy Guo.
For its annual Back to School Haircut Promotion, the salon offered deeply discounted $6.99 haircuts for students and $8.99 for others.
“Considering the cost of sending kids to school, we usually give a generous discount a couple weeks before school starts for students, to make sure they go to school with a nice appearance,” Guo said.
Additionally, more than 200 gift bags distributed to students included pens, a comb and candy.
Two grand prizes, valued at more than $50 each were awarded to two lucky elementary school students in a random drawing. Their prizes were backpacks filled with a hair care product, a T-shirt, and school supplies.
Great Clips also participated in a fundraiser for Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA). For one month, participating Great Clips salons, mainly in Indiana, Ohio and Michigan, asked customers to donate $1-2 dollars to PVA in exchange for a $2 off coupon for their next haircut.
As a result, Great Clips -Corunna Road recently mailed a check for $284 to PVA, Guo said, adding his thanks for community support.
Founded in 1946 by returning disabled World War II veterans, PVA is a congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated to medical research and civil rights for people with disabilities.
Great Clips salons systemwide also hold a Veterans Day promotion each year. Participating salons give out free haircut coupons on Veterans Day and ask for a donation to veterans, Guo said.
Great Clips Corunna Road salon also works locally with Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #175 of Genesee County.
“We have been sponsoring the branch by donating money to their concert since the salon opened,” Guo said. That concert was scheduled for Oct. 7 at the Carman-Ainsworth High School auditorium, according to the VVA Facebook page.