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For Immediate Release

Hair Cuttery Salons Nationwide to Make the First Five Count During April Promotion with Easter Seals

Hair Cuttery fundraising will support Easter Seals early identification, early intervention and screening services

Chicago, April 8, 2013

Media Contact:
Diane Daly

Sharon Watson

During the month of April consumers can visit more than 900 Hair Cuttery salons nationwide to Make the First Five Count® to support Easter Seals services early identification, early intervention and screening services for disabilities like Autism. Customers can donate in any Hair Cuttery salon to support Easter Seals.  Hair Cuttery will match every donation made in its salons up to $10,000.

“We at Hair Cuttery are proud to be a part of helping to provide support to help Easter Seals deliver early identification, early intervention and screening services to young children in communities nationwide,” says Dennis Ratner, Founder and CEO of Ratner Companies, parent company of Hair Cuttery.  “Our associates are truly ready to Make the First Five Count as many of them have young children and we all know how important the early years are for their continued success in life.”

The first five years of life really count. Yet every year, more than a million young children with unidentified delays and disabilities enter school with learning and health issues that put them far behind their peers. That’s why Easter Seals created Make the First Five Count, to engage parents around the importance of early identification – because children only receive services when parents follow their instincts and take action early if something doesn’t feel quite right.

Hair Cuttery’s mission to help its associates and clients be the best they can be makes the company a great fit with Easter Seals, and with Hair Cuttery’s support, Easter Seals will continue to help children and adults with disabilities receive important services so they can live, learn, work and play in their communities.

“Easter Seals is privileged to work with a company like Hair Cuttery, which values its role as a responsible corporate citizen and gives back to the communities in which it does business,” says James E. Williams, Jr., President and CEO of Easter Seals.”  Together, Hair Cuttery and Easter Seals can raise awareness around the importance of early identification and intervention for children during the first five years of life.”

To learn more about Hair Cuttery, visit www.haircuttery.com.  To learn more about Easter Seals’ or to find an Easter Seals near you, visit www.easterseals.com.

About Easter Seals

Easter Seals is the leading non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities andother special needs. For more than 90 years, we have been offering help and hope to children and adults living with disabilities, and to the families who love them.  Through therapy training, education and support services, Easter Seals creates life-changing solutions so that people with disabilities canlive, learn, work and play. Visit www.easterseals.com.

About Hair Cuttery

Hair Cuttery is the largest family-owned chain of salons in the country, with more than 900 company-owned and operated locations on the East Coast, in New England and the Midwest.  A full-service, value-priced salon, Hair Cuttery offers a full complement of cuts and styling, coloring, waxing and texturizing services with no appointment necessary, as well as a full line of professional hair care products.  Hair Cuttery is a division of Ratner Companies, based in Vienna, Virginia. For more information, go to www.haircuttery.com.

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