Spreading joy one haircut at a time

SHOW ME ST. LOUIS- Hair stylist Nadiyah Brandon cuts hair for a living. On her off days she cuts hair for free

"I love to beautify everyone's inner and outer appearance," explained Nadiyah Brandon, Beyond Beauty.

Brandon started her non-profit Beyond Beauty to help people in need. She's reaching out specifically to victims of domestic violence and to those who can't afford to get a haircut.

"They're low income or they're in a crisis situation as to where I can help."

She says a haircut not only makes people feel good on the outside, but also on the inside."

"Self-esteem and confidence are two of the things that take you throughout life. It helps you meet people, it helps you talk to people, it helps you feel good just about yourself."

"It makes me feel like $1000," said Darryl Jackson, Beyond Beauty client.

Darryl Jackson is suffering from cancer. Between doctors appointments he doesn't have the time or money to go to the barber.

"Just like women men like to get their swag on and have their haircuts and looking good when they go out," said Jackson.

Brandon is hoping her non-profit gains momentum so her scissors are constantly working.

"I feel like not only did I give something, I didn't receive anything, but I received pride and joy of helping out someone in need," explained Brandon.

You're invited to a fundraiser for Beyond Beauty on February 8. It's going on at Club 270 from 6pm-9pm. $10 dollars will get you in the door for live music, poetry readings, comedians and food. For more information call 314-708-9822 or visit www.beyondbty.com


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