My friend Ace, the founder and owner of Reunion Barbershop, and one of my best friends since 3rd grade, tested positive for the gene that gives her a 90% chance of developing breast and ovarian cancer. Not the line I'd typically want to start a blog post off with, but the event that we created to help pay for some of the medical bills and downtime was a big success, and the impact it had really made a difference. Ace, her shop, and I hosted an event called Haircuts + Headshots in the past for my friend Jesse who was diagnosed with cancer. We let people come in for barber services and headshots and let them decide how much to pay as a way to raise funds. We brought it back when it was time for her to get her preventative surgeries, and found it successful yet again! Below are some favorites from the photos I took that day.
When: September 5th, 2021
Where: Reunion Barbershop, Austin, TX