Marshawn Lynch’s barbershop trades free haircuts for report cards
Marshawn Lynch is really trying to make a difference in the lives of young people.
To offer some community support, a barbershop owned by Marshawn Lynch is offering free haircuts to students who come in with their report cards.
USA Today‘s Jarrett Bell shared a photo of a poster hanging in Lynch’s Beast Mode shop in Oakland that promoted free cuts for students between kindergarten and 12th grade.
— Jarrett Bell (@JarrettBell) June 15, 2017
I’ve been going to the same barbershop for about a decade now. Given my habits, I probably stop through at least twice a month. Out of the hundreds of fades and linings I’ve gotten over the years, one stands out as my favorite: the pre-high school graduation cut.
This one sticks out for two reasons: 1.) It was for a special occasion 2.) I casually let it slip that I finished strong by getting straight A’s for the first [and last] time in my life and my barber surprised me with a cut at no charge. That was huge at the time because $20 went a long way for a 17-year-old. It was also great to know that someone outside of my family wanted me to do well and only strengthened that barber-client relationship that’s important to so many of us.
It should be noted the poster doesn’t specify how good the grades need to be. But I’d pay good money to see the response a kid walk in with three F’s and a D and expect to get a free haircut.