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Salon surprises clients with random kindness acts

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POLSON — Great Clips hair salon is awarding surprise “random acts of kindness” throughout the country during the busy back-to-school season.

The promotion encourages clients to download the Great Clips app on their smart phone or go to the website to check in online, eliminating the drop-in wait and freeing up more time, according to Polson Great Clips franchise owner Heather Vines.

“The idea is, instead of sitting in the lobby, what are you going to do with your free time?” explained Vines.

From July through September, Great Clips is asking people what they would do with more time and rewarding “random acts of kindness” surprises.

To participate, people post a selfie of their Great Clips haircut on Instagram (instagram.com/greatclips), Facebook (facebook.com/great clips) or Twitter (@greatclips) with the hashtag #MoreMinutes, saying what they would do with more minutes. The Great Clips team is watching the posts and randomly surprising people.

Some of the children’s submitted ideas are really fun, Vines said.

“Kids are coming up with these crazy things,” she said. “The little videos on Facebook are cute.”

Randam acts of kindness already awarded by Great Clips include:

— An 8-year-old boy was rewarded with a football uniform and registration money so he could play Pop Warner football.

— A back-to-school shopping spree for clothes and supplies for an 8-year-old boy who saved his mom’s life.

— A veterinarian bill was paid for a young woman who saved a baby alpaca after the animal’s mother died.

To learn more, visit the Great Clips webstie at www.greatclips.com

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