Hairdresser provides 300 free haircuts to troopers for Christmas

Hairdresser gives 300 free haircuts to soldiers for Christmas

2021-11-25 02:53:31

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Clarksville, Tennessee, hairdresser vowed to provide her 300 U.S. soldier shoppers free haircuts for Christmas with assist from the group.

“I believed what might be higher than Christmas than getting free haircuts for Christmas? I believe it could be simply fully superior. I do know they go for depart perhaps the week earlier than Christmas. So, it could be cool to have the ability to be capable of give them these haircuts then,” defined Talisha Huddleston, hairdresser and proprietor of Talisha’s Salon Spa.

She moved to Clarksville in late 2020 from Nashville the place she had been a hairdresser for greater than a decade.

“My husband handed away, which was devastating for me. And I saved feeling an vacancy like I wanted to maneuver. I wanted to maneuver and see one thing else,” recounted Huddleston.

Quickly after the transfer along with her teenage kids, she opened Talisha’s Salon Spa throughout the road from Fort Campbell. Inside a yr, her enterprise grew to 500 shoppers, 300 of that are U.S. troopers based mostly at Fort Campbell.

Claire Kopsky

A Clarksville, Tennessee, hairdresser pledges to provide 300 free haircuts to Fort Campbell troopers for Christmas.

“So one after the other, they arrive they discover me. And we give them cool haircuts, , in order that they’ll have that sense of identification once they go house and truly take the uniform off. It is crucial,” defined Huddleston. “So with that being stated, I attempt to supply month-to-month various things for them. For instance, once they go to the sector, they arrive again they have grime, grime, mud in every single place on them. So, I supply a free complimentary shampoo for them that they’ll obtain at any time.”

Troopers are required to maintain their hair a sure size inflicting a necessity for extra frequent haircuts.

“Some come each week. Some come each two weeks,” Huddleston stated.

Her haircuts for troopers are $27 however she hopes after the Christmas cuts, to work in the direction of making haircuts for U.S. troopers fully free.

“I’d love to do that at different close by — different army bases. Not simply be for them right here in Fort Campbell, however there’s different bases that troopers want the identical kind of care. That is my aim. What I would wish to see occur I would like to have the ability to journey to totally different ones and supply this,” defined Huddleston.

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Claire Kopsky

Hairdresser Talisha Huddleston with U.S. Military Soldier Cliff Blade after his haircut at Talishia’s Salon Spa in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Cliff Blade is a U.S. Military soldier based mostly at Fort Campbell and considered one of Huddleston’s 300 shoppers.

“I believe that belief that you simply construct once you first meet somebody, particularly if they supply a fantastic service, and in the event that they’re type, it is completely one thing that you really want. I believe that when you determine that relationship, you simply do not need to break it,” he stated about why he goes off the army base to Huddleston for his haircuts.

She stated she is honored to offer fashionable cuts for troopers inside the army’s specs and hopes to indicate the facility of a recent haircut.

“We are likely to, , how like a small child can see an enormous particular person stand in entrance they usually look him like, ‘Oh, that is a large.’ And after we consider army, we consider , superhero nearly. However they’re they’re you they usually’ll say, ‘No, I am simply, I am only a man. I am only a man. I rise up every single day, such as you guys do. And we go do our job. And we serve our nation,'” recounted Huddleston. “Actually, they simply need to be identical to us. So after we get to put on cool haircuts, they need one too.”

To donate to the soldier haircut fund to proceed Huddleston’s mission, click on right here.

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Claire Kopsky

Talisha Huddleston opened Talisha’s Salon Spa in late 2020 throughout from Fort Campbell when she moved to Clarksville, Tennessee, from Nashville.


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