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Great Clips to give free haircuts for donations to Vandy Children's Hospital

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If getting a haircut is in your plans this week, you can get one for free this Thursday while donating some money to a great cause: the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

All 52 locations for Great Clips in Middle Tennessee will turn off their cash registers Thursday evening and let you sit in the salon chair for free. Haircuts have always been inexpensive at Great Clips, but you can't beat this price.

Thursday, Sept. 19, is the fourth annual Night for Kids at Great Clips, and the hope is you might give to the kids what you may have paid for the haircut anyway.

"After the 2010 flood, we did free haircuts for the flood victims, and we thought what else could we do to make difference, and the children's hospital is a well-known and respected in the community," said Ken Roberts, with Great Clips.

From Clarksville to Cookeville, Columbia to Gallatin, the money you give Thursday evening is up to you.

"Many people, including our staff, have had children at the hospital. And if you can get something that you were going to get anyway, and give that money to charity, how can you beat that?" Roberts asked.

For four years, the free haircuts have been on the Great Clips schedule, and it's not all they do for the children's hospital.

"In the month of October, they sell coupons for a $1 donation if you go into Great Clips. You get a coupon for $2 off your next haircut, so what a deal," said Karen Hunter-Lowry, with Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.

Last year, Great Clips collected $36,000 for Vanderbilt, where the money can then be used for research and care.

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