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PRESS PHOTO COURTESY Allentown Rescue MissionLicensed Hairstylist Jennifer Anders volunteers to cut the men’s hair at the Allentown Rescue Mission. PRESS PHOTO COURTESY Allentown Rescue MissionLicensed Hairstylist Jennifer Anders volunteers to cut the men’s hair at the Allentown Rescue Mission.

Hairstylist changes lives one haircut at a time

Friday, December 6, 2019 by ROSARIA STOOPS Special to The Press in Local News

Seven years ago, the Allentown Rescue Mission put an article in its monthly newsletter looking for a licensed hairstylist willing to volunteer his or her time to cut the men’s hair.

Jennifer Anders immediately responded to the article, and a connection between her and the Mission was made.

Anders started as a hairstylist after graduating from Upper Bucks Vo-Tech High School in 1995.

Working for the Quakertown Hair Cuttery for the past 22 years, Anders has skillfully achieved the position as the senior designer II for the salon.

On average, she provides nine to 11 cuts per month, 108 per year, for a total of 756, and still counting.

Anders has blessed the men at the Rescue Mission with a total savings of more than $16,632 at $22 per hair cut by doing it for free.

Anders has been coming to the Mission on a monthly basis every Wednesday on her day off for the past seven years, and says she will continue to come because doing this gives her heart an art of flowering.