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What began as a kind gesture has become an annual back-to-school tradition at El Pipo Barber College.
Master barber, Hector Barragan, known to El Paso as “El Pipo” is, once again, offering free back-to-school haircuts for under-privileged young boys.
“I know it’s tough to make ends meets for many El Paso families and this our way of giving back,” enthused Barragan.
For the entire month of August, regular haircuts are free to all school age boys ages 5 to 12. (Excludes fades, designs and specialty cuts) Those living in family shelters, including immigrant children, are especially invited.
“There is no need for any young man to go to school “todo greñudo” because mom and dad couldn’t afford a haircut,” he explains.
Barragan believes it is also important to set an example by allowing his student barbers to use their skills to help the less-fortunate.
Pipo’s also offers free year-round haircuts to the homeless. “We will take care of you with dignity and respect.”
Located at 1012 N. Raynor, these special offers are good Tuesday thru Friday, 10:30am to 4pm. (Closed for lunch, 12pm to 1pm.)