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Students start the school year off right thanks to free haircuts

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ROANOKE (WSLS10)  Local barbers and hair stylists gave their free time to make sure Roanoke kids looked sharp for the first day of school.

It was part of the annual 'First Impressions Hair Salon Back to School Event', where any child could receive a free haircut or get it styled at a discounted rate.

First Impressions staff said the event allowed them to put some positivity back into the community.

"It makes me feel good cause there are some kids who aren't fortunate to get haircuts. I like to see the kid with a smile on their face," George Harrington said.

The salon says it gave out nearly 250 free haircuts last year.