Haircuts for first-time customers at Tranquility Day Spa and Salon will cost a mere $10 in March.
Usually haircuts at the spas at 15125 Washington St., Suite 304 in Haymarket and at 10360 Portsmouth Road in Manassas average $60.
Hair coloring for first-time customers will be $50.
All of the proceeds will go to Securing Emergency Resources through Volunteer Efforts, a local charity that serves the homeless.
“In light of the economic situation that we’re in here, I wanted to find a way that I could give back to the community and also help our business grow at the same time,” Harding said.
Harding chose to help SERVE because of what SERVE does.
“We have a personal relationship with SERVE. They have a wonderful program there and they help feed and clothe people who are here locally,” Harding said. “We’re a local business and we want to help people who are are in our neighborhood.”
The offer also gives people who can’t afford services the chance to visit the spas that have been recognized by Washingtonian and Northern Virginia magazines as two of the top spas in the area.
“There are a lot of people in the community who would love to come and have services at Tranquility, but maybe they can’t afford it,” Harding said. “People love to spend money on things that make them look and feel better and at the same time help a good cause. It’s a great combo.”
Harding has never tried anything like the $10 haircut offer before, so she doesn’t know how busy the spas will get.
“I’m stepping out on faith,” she said.
Harding also encouraged other companies in the area to remember local charities.
“I cannot say enough about how important that is. Some times I think local business owners get distracted with wanting to help lots of different organizations when really we’ve got to take care of our people right here at home first,” Harding said.
Walk-ins and appointments will be accepted.