FRESH CUTS: Brundidge barbers, police offer free trims

Published 4:00 am Tuesday, August 7, 2018

A “shave and a hair cut, two bits” is a good deal, but Foster’s Barber Shop in downtown Brundidge was offering an even better deal on Monday – free hair cuts.

Anthony Foster, shop owner and the Brundidge Police Department joined together in an effort to make sure that every child and young man grades K-12 who wanted a new haircut when school started, got one.

“We want to be a part of the community and, to do so, you have to give back,” Foster said. “This is a way for us to give back and we enjoy seeing the kids. It’s a long day, but it’s a good day.”

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Around mid-afternoon, Foster glanced up from the fade he was giving a wide-eyed, 6-year-old, and saw a few empty chairs in the waiting area – but only a few.

Until a short time earlier, it was standing room only. But the barbers-three, Foster, Timothy Davis and Benwana Dixon, gave the same detailed haircut to each “customer.”

“We’re not in a hurry,” Davis said. “We’ll be here until we get all the cuts done.”

Foster said every kid and every man who walks out of Foster’s Barber Shop is a billboard for the kind of work he and his barbers do.

“This is what we do and we do it right,” he said with a smile.

More than 70 haircuts had been given and Foster estimated that the total would be100-plus when the doors closed.

“We give the kids any cut they want,” he said. “The younger kids want fades. Some want No.1-8, even all overs, drop fades, blow out fades, wild style. We give them whatever they want. Today is their day.”

The shop was open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. With three barbers, there was time for a lot of haircuts and every cut was appreciated. The youngsters and the teens took a second to say thank you.

“We did this for them,” Foster said. “We want the kids to get off to a good start and you feel better and look better with a new hair cut.”

Foster also participated in a school supply giveaway with Whitewater Missionary Baptist Church and another with Masonic Anchor 86 Lodge in Brundidge.

“It’s about giving back,” he said.