An Aveda instructor demonstrates a technique to one of the students Tuesday morning

Seven cosmetology students from Aveda Institute Birmingham offered complimentary haircuts to countless clients at the Shepura Men’s Center Tuesday morning.

The group has been volunteering at the Mission for three years now and it gives the women a chance to hone their skills while also providing an important service to the men in the program.

The Aveda team set up makeshift stations throughout the common area where they provided haircuts and tamed facial hair under the guidance and occasional assistance of instructors.