Free haircuts offered to veterans on Veterans Day

PORT ANGELES — A Port Angeles hair salon is offering free haircuts to veterans on Veterans Day.

Today, veterans are invited to Fringe Hair Studio, 902 E. First St., to walk in and get their hair cut for free — no appointment needed.

It’s the third year the hair salon has offered free haircuts for veterans, an effort spearheaded by stylist Vanessa Pulsipher.

“It’s one of the most rewarding things I’ve been able to take part in,” she said.

She started the annual effort after a video of other stylists offering haircuts to veterans brought her to tears.

She shared it with the other stylists and the tradition was born.

During the first year, nearly 60 veterans were served. After that, they stopped counting.

“We love to hear their stories,” she said. “We get little snippets and they talk back and forth between our chairs, sharing stories with each other.”

She said at least three stylists plan on participating this year.

The salon will be closed to its everyday clients today, but the community is invited to visit and thank veterans for their service, she said.

“We’re welcoming other people in the community to stop by and offer their thanks as well,” she said. “We have had people do that, and the veterans that are in here are very touched by that.”


Reporter Jesse Major can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 56250, or at

More in News

Artist Chris Stevenson, who described herself as an urban sketcher from Port Townsend, uses a pencil for scale as she sketches the work at the new entrance to Point Hudson Marina on Monday morning. A group in town, the Port Townsend Urban Sketchers will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday to sketch at the Port Townsend Aero Museum. Sessions are free and open to sketchers of all skill levels. For more information, see (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
Marina art

Artist Chris Stevenson, who described herself as an urban sketcher from Port… Continue reading

The site of the former Rayonier mill in Port Angeles, shown on Tuesday, awaits completion of environmental cleanup almost 27 years after the last roll of pulp rolled off the line. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Cleanup at Rayonier site still years away

Action plan to be approved in 2024-25

About 25 people, including Warren Musgrove of Port Angeles, far right, rallied in support of Palestine on Saturday in front of the Clallam County Courthouse. The event, also scheduled to run from noon to 1 p.m. this Saturday and March 2, included an information table that provided information about the history of occupation in the Gaza Strip, organizer Christy Cox said. (Lois Danks)
Rally for Rafah

About 25 people, including Warren Musgrove of Port Angeles, far right, rallied… Continue reading

Report: Crime down in Port Townsend in 2023

New hires added to city department

Clallam County eyes four locations for reservoir

Clallam County will know more about the four potential… Continue reading

Conservation Futures Fund citizen committee to elect officers

The Jefferson County Conservation Futures Fund Citizen Oversight Committee… Continue reading

Cetacean system aims to reduce ship strikes

The U.S. Coast Guard is launching a cetacean desk pilot… Continue reading

Evelyn Jefferson, a crisis outreach supervisor for Lummi Nation, stands at the grave of her son Patrick George Jr., who died last September due to an overdose of street drugs containing the synthetic opioid carfentanil, at the Lummi Nation cemetery on tribal reservation lands on Feb. 8 near Bellingham. Jefferson had to wait a week to bury her son due to several other overdose deaths in the community. (Lindsey Wasson/The Associated Press)
State tribes battling a devastating opioid crisis

Legislation could provide annual funding to help

Tom Ferrell.
Former Sequim mayor announces resignation from council

Ferrell said work obligations overseas limit his time

June Claypool.
Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market names new executive director

The Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market’s board of directors has… Continue reading

Port Angeles City Council to address STR regulations

Tuesday meeting will tackle contentious topic