The Saga of Denver Continues: Free Haircuts for the Homeless

Nope – not a story from the Onion…

The City of Denver has been working to make sure everything is in tip-top shape for all the visitors coming to town for the Democratic National Convention, and now a local salon is helping in that effort.

It seems to be a first — don’t move the homeless, clean them up. That was the work of one salon and the recipients didn’t even seem to care if the Democrats were coming to town. Sly’s Salon at 17th and Grant was offering free haircuts to the homeless Monday.

“To give them haircuts and make them all spiffed up for the Democratic National Convention, because they are part of our community as well,” said Ghandia Gohnson, co-owner of Sly’s Salon.

Rusty Johnson hasn’t had a haircut in three-to-four months. He said his appearance during the convention made no difference to him.

“I just want to look good and feel good for myself, that’s all,” Johnson said.


More or less absurd sounding than the plan to get them all into museums and movies etc, during the convention?


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