Free Haircuts to Benefit the Alzheimer's Association

Barber-Q to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association


t the Saving Face Barbershop in Fairmount there was quite a bit of activity, but it was all for a good cause.

For four years these barbers have been cutting hair for free at their annual customer appreciation Barber-Q. It's a way for these barbers to raise money for a different local charity each year. This summer they are giving all the tips they receive as well as money from a television raffle to the CNY chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.

Anthony Nappa is the owner of the barber shop. "It's an upbeat atmosphere, everyone's really generous, so everyone's giving money. We're giving out food left and right. It's just a positive thing. It's just our way of saying thank you," says Nappa. "Actually myself and a couple of my guys here, we have relatives who have passed away or in some cases are struggling with Alzheimer's right now, so it kind of hits home."

While this fundraiser benefits such a worthy cause, it's also a way for this barbershop to give its loyal customers such as Brandon Caswell.

"The guys that work here who cut hair just donate their time today its all for free, which is awesome," says Caswell.

"We're just doing what we love, cutting hair is kind of like a craft. For me it's like artwork," says Taylor Horsman who is one of the barbers.

Ricky Bashaw was out today for the very first time. "

It's really cool -- I mean it's not your typical barber shop -- they got pool tables and flat screen TVs it's really cool.