8-Year-Old Gives Free Haircuts to Her Community: 'She Was Ambitious'

Playing Girl, 8, Trained as a Barber Offers Free Haircuts to Her Pennsylvania Community

An 8-year-old girl in Pennsylvania is giving out free haircuts in her community.

Neijae Graham-Henries was taught how to cut hair at the Junior Barber Academy during a six-week course when she was just 7 years old, and now she’s using her skills to give back.  

“She signed up and she came up with her notepad,” Prentice Boone, who teaches the course, told InsideEdition.com. “She was ambitious and eager. I took her through my six-week course. She was the only female and youngest.”

Neijae joined after her brother decided he didn't want participate in the course, but she signed up instead. From then on, Boone said she excelled. 

Recently Boone held an event to give free haircuts in time for back-to-school season. Neijae gave several haircuts at the event, Boone said. 

The 8-year-old will also be giving out free haircuts again during an upcoming event for the homeless in Philadelphia.

“It’s exciting,” Boone said. “It’s a male-dominated industry. I’ve never taught a 7-year-old. And now being her mentor, I am excited to see her [grow].”

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