Letter To The Editor: Stylists Bring Smiles To Food Pantry

LA Cares

Truly amazing things can happen when we work together!  Often it’s the little things that make the biggest difference in people’s lives. Last week, the scissors and the clippers were hard at work at the LA Cares December Food Pantry Distribution.

A temporary barbershop/beauty salon was set up and had a party atmosphere as two hair stylists and one barber offered free “Haircuts for the Holidays” to our clients.   Clients ranged from a mom spending a half hour away from her family being pampered to a mom with her three young sons, and another mom who said she never can fit a haircut into her tight budget. A few teenagers and gentlemen all were treated to 20 haircuts generously offered by Christie and Met Haynes of The Beauty Shop in Santa Fe and Los Alamos Firefighter David Baca.  

Met and Christie Haynes with their daughters. Courtesy photo

Met and Christie Haynes both graduated from Los Alamos High school. Christie studied Cosmetology School at Dallas Roberts Hair Academy in Provo Utah from 1999-2001.  Met studied at Toni and Guy Hair Academy in Albuquerque from Sept. 2014 to Aug. 2015.

 They now work together at the Beauty Shop in Santa Fe. The couple resides in White Rock raising their two  daughters and are close to family. “

We chose to help with haircuts for LA cares to help give back to our community,” said Christie, who believes that when you look good you feel better.  “We all struggle sometimes and it’s good to help in what Met and I love doing.”

Firefighter David Baca. Courtesy photo

The fun will continue, as LA Tan and More donated three gift certificates and David’s Old Fashioned Barber donated two haircuts at their shop, giving five more clients a chance to feel special for the Holidays.  

 The Board of LA Cares wants to thank Kristy Ortega of the United Way of Northern New Mexico and Amy Canzona from JJAB for proposing and spearheading the effort.  

“It is also special that Christie (Morrison) Haynes grew up in White Rock,”  Board Member June Gladney said.  “These three individuals helped put a smile on faces with their generosity.”