Central Oklahoma College has always been at the forefront of community engagement, striving to make a positive impact on the lives of those around us. One of our most cherished and popular community events is “Haircuts for Heroes.” This extraordinary initiative brings together our talented cosmetology and barber students to provide free haircuts for veterans at a local veteran facility. Not only does this event offer our students valuable hands-on experience, but it also allows them to experience the profound joy of giving back to the community that has given so much.

Empowering the Next Generation:

At Central Oklahoma College, we believe that education goes beyond textbooks and classrooms. “Haircuts for Heroes” is an exemplary opportunity for our cosmetology and barber students to apply their skills in a meaningful way. Under the guidance of our experienced faculty, these budding professionals gain invaluable experience working with a diverse clientele, sharpening their techniques, and mastering their craft. By engaging with veterans and learning about their unique haircare needs, our students develop the versatility and adaptability necessary to excel in their future careers.

Gratitude in Action:

While the students undoubtedly benefit from this hands-on experience, the true essence of “Haircuts for Heroes” lies in the act of gratitude and appreciation for our veterans. Our students recognize the sacrifices made by these brave men and women, and through their expertly crafted haircuts, they offer a small token of appreciation for their service to our country. The smiles on the veterans’ faces as they leave the facility, feeling refreshed and confident, is a testament to the positive impact this event has on both parties involved.

Strengthening Community Bonds:

Community engagement is at the heart of Central Oklahoma College’s mission. “Haircuts for Heroes” exemplifies our commitment to forging meaningful connections with the community we serve. By partnering with local veteran facilities, we create a bridge between our institution and the veterans who reside within our community. This event not only showcases the talent and dedication of our students but also fosters a sense of unity and respect within the broader community. It is through such events that we cultivate a spirit of compassion, understanding, and support for our veterans.


Central Oklahoma College’s “Haircuts for Heroes” event is a shining example of our dedication to both education and community engagement. By providing free haircuts for veterans, our cosmetology and barber students gain invaluable experience while giving back to those who have given so much to our country. This event not only strengthens the skills and empathy of our students but also strengthens the bonds within our community. We take great pride in this initiative and look forward to many more opportunities to honor and support our veterans. Together, we can make a difference, one haircut at a time.