TUCSON – Caitlin Morgan, a popular Tucson hairstylist, has found a unique way to give something back to the community and the cops who serve it. With COVID-19 creating considerable stress on law enforcement and some free time for stylists, Morgan is launching “Cuts for Cops.”
Beginning August 17 and running until September 12, Morgan’s “Cuts for Cops” event will provide free haircuts to Tucson police officers.
Given the current political and social climate, Morgan is fully aware that her inspiration to help local law enforcement could cost her some business.
“I may lose some clients,” said Morgan. “It was on my heart, and I couldn’t ignore it.”
“Recently I had a heart check,” said Morgan. “As a hairdresser, I found myself dwelling on the fact that my books are not full like I know they could be and I’m not bringing in the amount of money I would like to. It was then that I realized that these open spots on my books are a gift. Just like I handle every other situation in my life, I prayed about it. I asked God what this free time is for. Just then I had the idea – do free haircuts for police officers”.
“Cuts For Cops” isn’t a political stance, its standing up for what I know in my heart is right. I see all the terrible things police officers are going through right now, all because they swore to protect and serve, I want to be a part of the solution. If we follow the narrative as a country to defund the police departments, kids who are already trapped in crime riddled neighborhoods are going to have an even more unsafe place to grow up,” explained Morgan. “Police officers will put their life on the line to protect someone they don’t even know. That’s an incredible thing. I hope this will bring encouragement to the local police officers, raise the morale, and bring hope to anyone else that is feeling hopeless and voiceless. I am one person with a small business, and I decided to do the most with what I have. Right now that is my free time.”
“At one point in my life, I was on a first name basis with the local PD where I grew up. So much so, that as I began to turn my life around a police officer approached me to congratulate me on the fact that he hadn’t heard my name over the radio for a couple months,” admitted Morgan. “As I reflect back on my life, with a clear mind as a changed person, I realize that most of the time the police treated me with respect while I disrespected them.
As she sees it, the month-long event is an opportunity, at the right time, to show some appreciation for police officers because “they are taking “a lot of heat.”
Just last week, a Tucson Police officer was attacked during a Black Lives Matter protest. One man was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer.
An aggravated assault on an officer, construction barricades/signage toppled, tagging, & traffic blocked for hours. Is this supposed to help the cause? I get it that it’s the minority of protesters who do this but the others seemed to ignore or celebrate this conduct last night. pic.twitter.com/qjdR3nEZPo
— Chris Magnus (@ChiefCMagnus) August 2, 2020
The Salon Shops is located at 2030 North Camino Serna.