Social Hairdresser in Athens THE DAILY
Volunteer hairdressers from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., serving men every Monday and women every Wednesday. (NEW INTIME)
50-year-old Ioanna looks at her well-combed hair in the mirror. She smiles under her mask. She had been going to the hairdresser since 2006, the year she became unemployed – for the last fifteen years she had no money left to get a haircut or a haircut. But she was given the opportunity to do it for free at his Social Hair Salon Reception and Solidarity Center of Municipality of Athens, which was created by the municipality in collaboration with the professional hairdresser Anastasios Stavropoulos, known as Anber, with its sponsorship. L’Oreal Hellas.
It offers free haircuts, shaving and hairstyles to homeless residents of the municipality and to families in financial difficulties.
The Social Hairdresser offers free haircuts, shaving and hairstyles to homeless residents of the municipality and to families in financial difficulties, working exclusively with volunteer hairdressers who will be there from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. twice a week, serving men every Monday and women every Wednesday.
The idea came from Mr. Stavropoulos, who for the past two years has been taking to the streets from time to time both in Athens and in other cities, and together with other hairdressers they cut the hair of those who are interested. “It has become my dream to have a permanent place to provide services to people in need.” reported to “K”. “The Social Hairdresser is a complementary ‘step’ in the process of social reintegration and we are proud of this initiative,” said the mayor of Athens. Costas Bakogiannis, who thanked both L’Oréal Professional Products for its contribution, as well as Mr. Stavropoulos and the hairdressers who will voluntarily support the effort. “These are young people who could go on with their lives without looking away, but they choose to dedicate time and valuable energy to their fellow citizens, sending a message that ‘together we can do it,'” Bakoyannis said. . Professional hairdresser Philemonas Amadis came from Rhodes to contribute with Mr. Stavropoulos to the Social Hairdresser this week. “Today I felt full”, he states in “K”.
“Giving a little of your time to people in need is very beautiful,” says Margarita Douka, who combed Ioanna, and says that “we feel a little more useful in this society.” Both 50-year-old Ioanna and 65-year-old Loukas Kioupis, two of the people who visited the Social Hairdresser housed in the Citizens’ Mutual Aid Center of the Municipality of Athens, are not homeless, but have been unemployed for years. “I have no money,” says Mr. Kioupis, explaining that he can not afford money for a haircut, so he intends to get a haircut at the Junction, where he comes twice a month anyway to get food and clothes. “It is not a luxury at all, I miss the 22 euros for the haircut and the test, my sister gave it to me to go to a hairdresser”, she says. “I am very happy,” he said. “I feel great,” says Ioanna, who lives in America Square with her 8-year-old daughter, for whom reports to “K” As he often finds clothes in garbage cans. “Misery brings grumbling,” he says, “but being cared for by someone who knows the job, you get double that.” “You feel safe in the hands you are in,” he emphasizes, “and when it comes out of here you say, ‘I can conquer the world, I’m beautiful.’