Join us on March 4 to be a part of a record-breaking event! Islamic Relief USA will attempt to break a Guinness World Record for the most amount of money raised for a charity in 24 hours through haircuts! Yes, you heard it right: HAIR CUTS! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to put your hairstyling expertise and creativity into charitable action, and record-breaking work. And for those of you looking to get a new style or trim soon, save March 4 as your date, and schedule an appointment at one of the participating salons listed below.

Participating Salons and Barbershops

*For any participants planning to get their hair cut in the following locations, contact the locations below if walk-ins are acceptable and/or if you can make an appointment. Thank you!

Thank you to the following salons and barbershops dedicating their March 4 for charitable haircuts! (more are being added daily).


Salon 21 Spa and Boutique in Naperville: 630-355-8661

Almaz  Salon and Spa in Chicago Ridge: 708-499-5668


BaK 4 More Studio in Lexington: 859-264-1353


Choppers Salon in Dearborn: 313-334-8766

Lua Makeup and Hair Studio Inc in Ann Arbor: 734-271-3712


Le Salon Nowel Hair and Spa in Astoria: 917-669-0223


Today’s Cut & Threading Salon in Cypress: 832-692-1965


Dolce Vita Salon in McLean: 703-821-8600

Faded Inc. in Sterling: 571-228-3532


Hair Exchange in Charleston: 304-395-2862

Why is it important?

Because we want to make sure the world is paying attention to Syria.

It’ll be six years this March 15 that the violence in Syria has been going on. According to UNHCR and OCHA, there are more than 4.8 million registered Syrian refugees, and 13.5+ million people inside of Syria in need of humanitarian aid. The United Nations has declared the Syrian conflict “the worst of the 21st century.”

How Does it Work?

HAIR STYLING EXPERTS: Spread the word to your clients about this cause you are trying to raise money for and why it’s important to you. Gather your customers and hairdressers and get ready for the event of your salon’s or barbershop’s history on March 4, 2017! And, if we do succeed in the Guinness World Record attempt, your business might actually be featured on the Guinness World Record record.

Signing up is extremely easy and quick! 

  1. Register by clicking here.
  2. We’ll email you marketing materials to help you promote your participation.
  3. Spread the word to your clients, peers, family and friends, and lock in as many reservations as you can for March 4. We’ll also make sure to promote your salon on our Eventbrite page, on our website and via our social media networks which can reach to more than 300,000 people around the world!
  4. On March 4, sharpen your scissors and get cutting for a good cause. You’ll have until 11:59 p.m. on March 4 to complete your haircuts for Syria.
  5. Then, donate your proceeds* on this page or by mailing in a check. Make sure to write Haircuts for Syria in the notes section. Please do so by March 11.


*The amount of proceeds raised on this day at your establishment will be donated to IRUSA’s Syria program. The amount donated is entirely up to you. Please donate generously.

HAIR CUT CUSTOMERS: Even if you don’t cut hair, you can participate. All you need to do is get your hair cut at a participating location on March 4 to be a part of this important effort. Can’t participate? – then tip your barbers! Your “tips” will go to IRUSA’s Syria programs and benefit many Syrians in need.

Learn more about what programs you’ll be supporting via irusa.org/syria.



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