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Back to school haircuts for kids at Lydia House

Posted at 6:00 PM, Aug 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-06 19:32:52-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Getting ready for the new school year is exciting for many kids, new backpacks, clothes, fresh haircuts.

But not everyone can afford that luxury.

Capitol School of Hairstyling and Esthetics donated their time Tuesday to make sure 20 kids at Open Door Mission's Lydia House look and feel good when they start school later this month.

“There are a lot of big things people have in their lives that can be issues and they come to the Open Door Mission to get help,” Taylor Clinch, Program Administrative Assistant, Lydia House said. “It’s very easy for the small things to be forgotten. Haircuts are something that’s really a small thing but for kids it’s a big deal.”

Abigail Todd helped make sure nine-year-old Demarianna looked stylish for school.

“Wonderful, letting them know, they are still loved and appreciated, they can look good right before school,” Todd said.

“Being homeless brings with it a lot of trauma, brings with it a lot of difficulties and issues,” Clinch said. “To be able to alleviate any sort of separation at school anything that makes you stick out, it’s awesome.”

Demarianna says she's looking forward to going to a new school this year.

“I'm going to make friends,” she said.

And of course show off her new do.