On Saturday, September 26, all 16 St. Louis metro area Hair Saloon locations will donate 25% of their service proceeds to The BackStoppers®. The event, Haircuts for Heroes, will be held in honor of St. Louis City Police Officer Tamarris Bohannon, who was killed in the line of duty on August 29.
Officer Bohannon left behind a wife and three children. The BackStoppers is a non-profit that provides ongoing financial assistance and support to the families of police officers, firefighters, volunteer firefighters, and publicly-funded paramedics and EMTs in the St. Louis area who lost their lives in the line of duty.
In addition to donating the money raised through haircuts and other services, Hair Saloon encourages community members and businesses to visit their local Hair Saloon location to make a donation and show their support for the cause.
“This is a community event,” Hair Saloon Founder and CEO Tom Twellman, Sr. said. “It’s an easy and direct opportunity for everyone to support the noble cause of The BackStoppers, and the men and women who have sacrificed everything for our safety and protection. I am proud of our St. Louis and Metro East franchisees too for stepping up and backing this effort.”
Twellman added that the company is also encouraging other hair salons and barbershops in greater St. Louis to join them in this cause and donate a portion of their proceeds on September 26 to The BackStoppers in honor of Officer Bohannon.
The event keeps with Hair Saloon’s longstanding tradition of support for The BackStoppers through the years. Their St. Louis area franchises have served as the sole retailer of tickets for the non-profit’s annual Guns & Hoses fundraiser. Following the death of Officer Blake Snyder in 2016, Hair Saloon held a “Sunday for Snyder” event that raised just over $4,200 for the BackStoppers.
Listen to Tom Twellman, Jr., COO and Marketing Director for Hair Saloon, who was featured on a couple local radio shows, explain the event and what it means to the Hair Saloon community.