Barber Gives Free Haircuts To Kids Who Can Read To Him


Courtney Homes, a barber at Dubuque’s Spark Family Hair Salon, recently came up with unique way of charging children for haircuts – he asked for stories instead of money! He’s passionate about supporting kids reading, so he had his little clients read out loud to him as he worked on their hair.

“The kids would come in, and I would say, “Go to the table and get a book you might like, and if you can’t read it, I’ll help you understand and we can read it together,” Holmes told reporters. “To be honest, I was amazed, the line started with four kids, and next thing I knew it was like 20 kids, all waiting for a haircut and eager to read.”

Homes conducted the unique initiative during the second annual Back to School Bash at the city’s Comiskey Park. Lots of kids showed up to get free haircuts and read to Homes in return.

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  1. This is an excellent way to move the children to the education. I often read the post from the site & Barbar playing a fantastic role in it. Children comes to read him & cut there hair with Barbar. I had love to if everybody read him & cheer up him to go ahead. People should learn from him I also learn a lot. This is the fantastic way to move the children to the education. i respect about his great task & I hope he will be continue with it.


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