Crafts­man Un­lim­ited’s free hair­cut event will be­come an an­nual af­fair

The Idaho Statesman - - Obits/explore - BY MICHELLE JENK­INS mjenk­ins@ida­hostates­ Michelle Jenk­ins: 208-377-6451.

Brothers Cory Al­bert­son and Stephen Thomas opened Crafts­man Un­lim­ited Hair­cuts in Boise last year with a soft open­ing in Au­gust.

How­ever, the grand open­ing was cel­e­brated that Novem­ber on Vet­er­ans Day, with free hair­cuts to vet­er­ans and first re­spon­ders (po­lice of­fi­cers, fire­fight­ers, EMTs, etc.).

More than 100 hair­cuts were comped that day. The event also fea­tured food, drinks, give­aways, draw­ings — it wasn’t just a hair­cut, it was a party!

And now the lo­cal, vet­eran-owned, mem­ber­ship-based bar­ber­shop is do­ing it again. But this time, not as part of a for­mal open­ing, but in­stead as a start to a yearly tra­di­tion.

“This is an op­por­tu­nity to give back to a com­mu­nity of peo­ple that sac­ri­fice so much for this coun­try and their fam­i­lies,” ex­plains Al­bert­son. “It’s the one event that we are def­i­nitely look­ing for­ward to do­ing again this year and will look for­ward to for years to come.”

The sec­ond Vet­er­ans Day free hair­cut event will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun­day, Nov. 11, at Crafts­man Un­lim­ited Hair­cuts, 1308 S. Maple Grove Road, Boise.

As a grat­i­tude for their ser­vice, all vet­er­ans and first re­spon­ders will re­ceive free hair­cuts. Just walk in; no ap­point­ments taken.

And like last year, there will be com­pli­men­tary food and drinks, lo­cal craft beer for pur­chase and free­bies.

As if find­ing out this ap­pre­ci­a­tion event is go­ing to be an an­nual thing isn’t cool enough, the Crafts­man Team is plan­ning to open more lo­ca­tions in the Val­ley, which means — yes, more free hair­cuts.

And it’s go­ing down soon, like this year soon.

A sec­ond Crafts­man Un­lim­ited Hair­cuts is sched­uled to open in Merid­ian around Dec. 1 at 2310 E. Over­land Road, Suite 120, next to The Grid­dle and Rudy’s Pub and Grill by the Har­ley David­son deal­er­ship.

The lease has been signed. They are just wait­ing on the com­ple­tion of the sig­na­ture Iron­wooks tool boxes out of Cald­well that serve as stor­age in every work sta­tion.

To learn more about the bar­ber­shop and its mem­ber­ship prices, go to un­lim­it­ed­hair­

Cour­tesy of Crafts­man Un­lim­ited Hair­cuts

Crafts­man Un­lim­ited Hair­cuts is of­fer­ing free hair­cuts to vet­er­ans and first re­spon­ders on Vet­er­ans Day.

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