Park Slope barbershop Cowlick hosts 'Pay What You Can' day

A barber in Park Slope curbed costs in Brooklyn for customers while helping a good cause.

News 12 Staff

Oct 1, 2019, 12:41 AM

Updated 1,655 days ago

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A barber in Park Slope curbed costs in Brooklyn for customers while helping a good cause.
Cowlick barbershop hosted a "Pay What You Can" day on Monday. Customers could get a haircut and pay anywhere from $5 to $100, or simply what they could afford.
Vivian Strosberg says this is the second time her shop Cowlick has done something like this.
"They don't have to tell us how much they're paying, they don't have to pay anything if they don't want to and we figured on top of that why not give back to the community at large," said Strosberg.
Strosberg says a lot of people view hairstyling as an unnecessary expense, so they typically push it off.
She wants to make it accessible for everyone, particularly the queer community.
Strosberg says the community can face added financial burdens and that offering this service is valuable. Customers say they enjoy not only getting pampered but also helping a good cause.
All of the money goes toward a different nonprofit each time. The money raised on Monday will help Trans LifeLine, which helps with critical services within the trans community.
There's no set date for the next event, but the shop will post it on social media when they have decided.
 
 
 


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