6:31 PM March 27, 2022
A hair salon gave the homeless and unemployed a boost by giving them a free haircut.
The unisex Medusa hair salon in Oulton Broad, near Lowestoft, invited 20 homeless or unemployed people to get their haircuts free of charge on Sunday.
The invite saw 10 people take advantage of the free offer between 10am and 2pm at the show.
It is hoped that the new hairstyles will boost people’s confidence and help some find jobs.
Run by Naomi Lloyd-Wright, the salon is owned by her parents Peter and Jo Wright.
Mr. Wright is one of our region’s most recognizable characters, with sports fans knowing him as World Darts Champion Peter “Snakebite” Wright.
He is known for his colorful tournament haircuts created by his wife.
Her daughter joked that if someone had asked for a similarly styled haircut on Sunday she would have said ‘no’ and told them to come back after they found a job.
Ms Lloyd Wright, 29, said: “We do haircuts for homeless and unemployed people just to help them feel better about themselves.
“It’s about them feeling good about themselves and potentially getting a job as well.
“We were all talking in the living room and we thought it would be really nice to do something like that.
“We are testing this with 20 people invited. Ten people showed up today,
“It was a mix of homeless and unemployed. They all said it made them feel better.
“I think it was a success.”
“We would do it again, we said on the last Sunday of the month.”
She joked if anyone asked to have a colored haircut like her dad.
She said: “I would say it’s probably not good for an interview, come back when you get the job.”
She was joined by her three employees to cut the hair of the ten people.
In January, Mr Wright secured his second PDC World Darts Championship title by beating Michael Smith at Alexandra Palace.
He started playing darts when he was 13 and lives in the South Norfolk area.
To register an interest in future free haircut events, call the salon on 01502 565803.