With a simple click and trim, some barbers are getting Weslaco ISD students ready for the new school year. Giving them a complete makeover, that is meant boost and look presentable for their first day of school.
Mario Trevino, Student Council President at Weslaco East High School, felt this was a good way to give back to his peers.
“Parents have bigger worries than getting their kids a haircut. They have bills to pay things to do so we just wanted to help out in any way,” Trevino said.
After a talk with his buddies at the Blessed and Faded Barber Shop, the barbers gathered to donate their time to offer students a free haircut.
“We all came from low-income families so we know the struggle of not being able to have a enough money to get a haircut,” Joe Hernandez, Social Media Manager with Blessed and Faded Barber Shop, said.
Transforming a school hallway into a temporary barber shop to provide the students with free haircuts.
Students are taking advantage of the gesture and parents see as a blessing.
“Money is tight especially in the summer—it’s just been a blessing for us for everyone I’m sure,” Belinda Johnson, mother of one student, said.
Trevino says he hopes this becomes a tradition that will continue each new school year.