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"Care Cuts" offers free haircuts to homeless

The promise of free haircuts, manicures and lunch brought dozens of people to the Knoxville Institute of Hair and Design Sunday.

The event is called Care Cuts.

People started showing up to the institute hours before its doors opened.

Once they did, people began filling up chairs to get their hair washed, cut and even dyed.

Many women there also had the chance to get a manicure.

The people sitting in the chairs were so thankful for these services, but the volunteers were just as happy to be there to help.

"Being homeless you don't get those things. You feel like less of a woman, less of a human any ways. And just to get your hair done, and your nails done and have someone that actually cares about you makes you feel like 150% better" said Jacqueline Rice, a Care Cuts Client.

"I never thought that a gift that God gave me would mean that much to someone. But for me and the others here it's about love" said Care Cuts volunteer Paul Mingee

Everyone also received a free hamburger lunch.

Care Cuts happens the first Sunday of every month.