SOME 40 elderly residents of Desa Mawar apartments in Bandar Baru Ayer Itam, Penang, were given free haircuts at the community hall.
The morning charity event was jointly organised by the Thean Teik Village Development and Security Committee and Ayer Itam assemblyman Joseph Ng.
A total of 30 hairdressers from hair salon Hairstory were brought in for the programme.
Hairstory branch manager Alan Goh said they wanted to help poor families as well as contribute to society.
“Aside from that, we provide lessons for youths who are looking for a hairdressing career after completing their studies,” said Goh.
Laura Soon, 70, said the free haircuts were convenient for the elderly folk.
“This helps us save some money and it’s good for young people to be involved in such a noble activity,” she said with a smile.
Ng, who was present, hoped that the event could be carried out every three to four months in the future.