Chennai, Feb 11 (BPNS)
Jayam Salon in Vellore has been doing a yeoman service for the past ten years by providing a free haircuts to persons with disabilities. The hairdresser and owner of Jayam Salon, R. Raja provides short military haircuts for people with disabilities.
Raja while speaking to BPNS said, “ I don’t want the persons with disabilities to suffer from dandruff attack without proper hair cuts and I do it for free from my salon. Sometimes I go to their residences and cut their hair. I don’t charge persons with disabilities for my hair-cutting service. We have to give something back to society and this is my way of doing that.”
He said that around five persons with disabilities get a haircut from Jayam Salon and that he never makes any person with a disability wait in the salon.
The hairdresser also cuts the hair of people with disabilities on Tuesdays, normally a holiday for hair-dressing salons and hairdressers. Raja said that when normal customers reach his salon on Tuesdays, he politely asks them to come back the next day.
Raja said that he had migrated from Seduvai village near Vellore town to Chennai and had worked with a well-known hair stylist in Chennai, G. Ramesh before opening his own salon in his hometown in Vellore.