Students give free haircuts to homeless

Two kind-hearted barbering students from Cheshire College – South & West, used their scissor skills to give free haircuts to homeless people in Manchester.

Leon Hall, 31, from Buckley and Jenny Ankers, 32, from Elton, were inspired to help after seeing professional barbers on YouTube.

Leon explains: “I’d seen a video of a barber giving free haircuts to homeless people. It was such a simple thing to do; but the impact on the people he helped was enormous.”

The two students decided to spend their day-off from studying, by travelling to Manchester and cutting the hair of homeless people near the Arndale Centre.

Jenny adds: “The response was incredible. The guys we helped were really touched. It’s just nice to do something that makes someone feel good about themselves.”

After such a positive response, the students, who both started studying Barbering at Cheshire College – South & West’s Ellesmere Port Campus last September, are planning to make it a regular event once a month.

Andrea Huby, Assistant Director Hair, Beauty and Hospitality at Cheshire College – South & West, said: “This was such a thoughtful gesture by Leon and Jenny and we are all extremely proud of their commitment to helping others in need.”