Rootz Gives Back More Than Just Style

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A local salon's team hopes to give back to the community.

On the last Tuesday of every month there are two people brought to Rootz Salon from the Wyoming Rescue Mission... for "Transformation Tuesday."

So far there have been 16 people who have gotten makeovers. Salon Owner David Anderson says, "We bring them in and do complete makeovers on them we do the makeup and the hair and Kim’s closet supplies a full wardrobe for them."

Rescue Mission staff say this is important for the homeless to increase self-esteem from the outside and on the inside. She say’s that’s where they come in.

"These men and women are in our recovery program and they are working on issues in their life so they can be successful in their life."
So this weekend Rootz Salon is hosting haircuts for hopefuls to give back.

Owner David Anderson says he calls the event Haircuts for the Hopefuls instead of homeless because he wants to keep a positive emphasis on it.

"We all know that feeling of feeling fresh and feeling clean by just getting a haircut."

There are about 30 people signed up for haircuts right now.

Rescue Mission staff say they are thankful for David and his team.

"They have changed the lives of many this past year.. Yeah they have given them hope."

They are so thankful that on Thursday night David and his Rootz team will receive the Compassion in Action Award at their Compassion Night Fundraiser.

The Rootz team's goal is to raise five-thousand dollars for the Wyoming Rescue Mission.

If you'd like to donate you can visit the salon.