Tennessee salon gives free cuts to moms, daughters with Down syndrome

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – One of the great joys of having a daughter is enjoying girly things together, and we found quite a few moms and daughters doing that on Monday.

But these duos were different.

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

Much of life is more difficult due to Down syndrome, but that wasn’t the case Monday.

It takes a bit of sass to wear a pixie cut, and 17-year-old Anna Kirby has it.

As her stylist Carol Phillips snips away, she smiles and laughs, all the while looking over at her mom for that sense of approval.

“She’s a joyful kid. She really is. She brings us a lot of joy,” mother Susan Kirby said.

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

And on Monday, she brought the entire salon, Lunatic Fringe at Melrose Place, that same joy.

The salon provided its services for free for the mother-daughter duos, and stylist Phillips said ladies like the Kirbys make it all worth it.

“One of the things that drew me to this salon is the culture,” she told News 2. “We’re here to serve our guests regardless of what that means and looks like. We’re here to serve and love.”

The Kirbys were two of about 14 moms and daughters who came in Monday.

“I love to have new haircuts,” Anna Kirby said.

This is the fifth year the salon has partnered with Young Life to offer services to kids with Down syndrome.

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