Pueblo hair salon celebrates National Single Parents Day by offering free haircuts

Peter Vansalisbury at Manscapes in Pueblo offer free haircuts to single parents. / Taylor Bishop -- FOX21 News
Peter Vansalisbury at Manscapes in Pueblo offer free haircuts to single parents. / Taylor Bishop -- FOX21 News

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. —

Today is National Single Parents Day and one Pueblo hair salon celebrates by giving out free haircuts to all single parents.

“They’re having a free haircut day for single parents so I brought me and my son down to get a nice haircut. He gives good haircuts,” said single parent, Chris Sanchez.

And he’s not the only one, many single parents stopped by to take advantage of a haircut on the house.

Owner, Peter Vansalisbury said, “Today we’ve had dozens of people come from all across the state. In the past, when we’ve done this before we’ve had hundreds of people come from all across the state and even from other states.”

“Single parents face the challenge of being mom and dad for their children,” said customer, Denise Feducia.

That’s why Vansalisbury wants to show appreciation to those who are doing it all by themselves.

“I think one of the scariest things about being a parent is the idea that you might be all alone but I want every parent out there to know that you’re not,” said Vansalisbury.

And though the cost of a haircut may not be much, anything is helpful when relying on just one income.

Feducia added, “Financially, emotionally, and spiritually and you just try to give all that love that two parents would give and sometimes you have to work.”

“You know, we all struggle with money and in this day and age especially and I think the last thing you should have to worry about is having to pay for a haircut so that’s why we’re here and that’s why we do the things we do,” Vansalisbury said.

The shop owner says he’s seen more single parents in this region than anywhere else he’s worked in the country. Also with parents in mind, Manscapes offers free haircuts to children all day on Thursdays.

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