Refuge For Men offering Richmond more than haircuts

RICHMOND, Va. – At Refuge For Men, a barbershop on Main Street in Richmond’s Fan District, it is a lot more than cutting hair.

“Majority of our barbers are Richmond natives,” Chief Operating Officer Shanna Sivels said. “Being able to give back provides a sense of fulfillment for us as adults.”

To that end, Refuge stylists have provided over 7,500 haircuts to the homeless and donated nearly $15,000 to the VCU Massey Cancer Research Center since the shop opened in 2009, Sivels said.

Owner Dot Reid opened Refuge For Men with the purpose of providing men with a unique grooming experience.

When staff is not pampering customers, they are actively aiding the Richmond community.

The shop has worked closely with many local nonprofits – CARITAS, Side by Side, and Rebuild America.

“Our success comes from our community one haircut at a time,” Sivels said.


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