Matrix Artistic Directors Nicholas French and Daniel Roldan, along with Matrix executives, will partner with Hairbenders salon for a back-to-school cut-a-thon to benefit the victims of the tornado that devastated Joplin, MO this past May. On August 7, Hairbenders owner Kevin Lane and the team from his Matrix Spread the Love and Biolage Select Money Matters Salon will join French and Roldan to beautify Joplin residents and celebrate the re-opening of Hairbenders, which was destroyed by the tornado. More than 40 additional Matrix team members from New York and field staffs will participate.
Along with the 25 chairs available for free haircuts, Joplin will enjoy music from local bands, a barbecue, Matrix goody bags with every cut and performances by local cheerleader groups. “We’re so excited about this event,” Lane said, “More than 7,700 students in the school system here have been affected by the storm and 3,000 have been displaced. This celebration will show the world that the Joplin community is still standing, still strong and ready to move ahead.” —Kristen Heinzinger