Continuing a tradition, a pair of Rock Hill barbershops offered free haircuts to kids Monday before school starts for Rock Hill school district students on Tuesday.
Kut Kreator, owned and operated by twin brothers Jovon and Cleavon Bradley, had a packed house of more than 60 students at their Albright Road shop Monday. All the stations covered by six barbers were an assembly line of haircuts. The shop also gave away free hotdogs and school supplies, as it has for years.
Kids as young as kindergarten and as old as seniors in high school received free haircuts and, just as important, encouragement to do great in school.
“We have been blessed – this is our way to give back,” Cleavon Bradley said.
The goal is to help students look and feel their best and be prepared to buckle down to get top grades. Barber Alvin Murdock said the free haircuts are a way to “pay it forward” to the children who are preparing for school Tuesday.
Rock Hill Police Department community officer William Andrews was also on hand to talk with students.
Platinum Cuts, another barber shop with locations in Rock Hill and Fort Mill that has been named the best barbershop in America by the Steve Harvey Neighborhood “Hoodie” Awards, also offered free haircuts, school supplies and refreshments Monday, as it has since opening in 1998.