Best Back to Cool

TIE: Fierce & Fab Sunday Funday; Dream Big/Kutz 4 Kidz

Back to school: a time of excitement … or dread?! Everybody wants to make a cute first impression, but not all kids have the time or means to invest when they can barely afford school supplies. This year, OutYouth's Sunday Funday brought together salon stylists, skin care experts, and fashionistas to offer mini makeovers to sexual- and gender-minority youth desiring a bit of a refresh. Up north, brothers Kevin Banks, CEO of Albuquerque nonprofit Dream Big/Kutz 4 Kidz, and Round Rock Police Department Chief Allen Banks banded with local stylists to offer kids free haircuts in a fun fiesta setting (balloon artists, sno-cones, face painting) to ease the challenge of first-day jitters. Kudos to these two groups who understand how "back to cool" can make all the difference when headed back to school.

Out Youth
909 E. 49th½, 512/419-1233
www.outyouth.org

Dream Big
505/328-6954
www.kutz4kidz.org

Round Rock Police
2701 N. Mays, Round Rock, 512/218-5500
www.roundrocktexas.gov/departments/police

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