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Great Clips Cut-a-thon

Great Clips salons in the Twin Cities and western Wisconsin are joining together for the 30th annual cut-a-thon

Participating Great Clips salons will donate a portion of proceeds from each haircut during the event (from Saturday, Aug. 26 to Friday, Sept. 1, 2023) to benefit the school re-entry program at Children’s Minnesota. The program helps address the medical and emotional needs of a child returning to school after a cancer diagnosis or other serious illness.

How you can help

Look good, do goodCheck in online to get your haircut at a participating Great Clips location in the Twin Cities metro or western Wisconsin from Saturday, Aug. 26 to Friday, Sept. 1. It’s that simple! A portion of proceeds from your haircut will go directly to the school re-entry program.

During August, you can also make a donation at a participating salon and get a $2-off coupon for your next Great Clips haircut! Or you can make a donation online.

About the school re-entry program

Our child life specialists support patients experiencing cancer or another serious illness as they return to the classroom. Tailored to each family’s and school’s needs, here are a few examples of what we do:

  • Phone consultation with the school to determine what their staff comfort level is with a particular diagnosis.
  • Virtual or in-person visit facilitated by a child life specialist in which the patient is empowered to share their story and classmates can learn about what the patient has been navigating.
  • Providing resources so that the school can continue those supportive conversations moving forward.

Behind the cut-a-thon

It began when local Great Clips franchisee Regina Finkelstein, also a real estate agent, was helping a family with a child battling cancer find a home. Struck by their story and inspired to help more families like theirs, Regina launched the cut-a-thon to support Children’s Minnesota. The school re-entry program was established the following year, and more than $1.7 million to date has been raised for it.

Event Date and Time

August 26, 2023 9 a.m. – September 1, 2023 5 p.m.


Great Clips salons
Various locations,


Sarah Mccullough