In remembrance of 9/11, the Paul Mitchell school in Ardmore will give free haircuts to rescue workers, firefighters, police, military personnel and veterans from September 12 to 15.
Admissions leader Jessica Wilkinson said Paul Mitchell schools nationwide participate in some way, but each school chooses something different in remembrance.
“We’re very excited about it,” Wilkinson said. “We always participate in remembrance events for 9/11 but every year it’s something different. All of the schools across the country do participate in some event, whether it’s free haircuts for the rescue workers or it’s doing a cut-a-thon for the fire department or the police department.”
Wilkinson said this is the first year the Ardmore Paul Mitchell location has done this particular event.
 “Every campus picks what they think would work best for their demographic,” Wilkinson said. “This was the easiest thing we could do for this community. Instead of trying to get the word out about a fundraiser, I thought maybe we could touch these people individually instead of just handing them a check at the end of the day and saying ‘We did this for you.’”
Student Ashley Utley said she and other Paul Mitchell students participated in similar events throughout the year. Students also donated haircuts at a back-to-school haircuts event about two weeks ago.
 “In my opinion, it’s just right to do it,” Utley said “This is just our way of giving back.”
She said the school mostly relies on word-of-mouth and social media to get the word out about events like the upcoming one.
“We are one of the smaller schools, so it’s a little harder for us, but we do what we can,” Utley said.