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Diane's Casual Cuts and Andrea's Hair Studio sharpen their scissors
I happened to be doing some errands in town around 3:30 pm today and when I pulled in to Dan and Whit’s parking lot, I noticed two large tents with barber chairs and some people milling around.
In the first story that I recently did titled, Where there is a will there is a way,’ Dan got his haircut , and I mentioned that the next step might be to set up barber chairs in the parking lot, and reduce some parking just like they are doing in Hanover NH, so that the restaurants can provide more outside seating due to social distancing. I never realized it would come to fruition but then again anything is possible at Dan and Whit’s.
This was what started the whole thing, and so TODAY- There was a tribute to Diane's Casual Cuts and Andrea's Hair Studio. Check out the photos and then read on for the rest of the story.
A group photo
In case I missed someone
Andrea’s staff on the left and Diane’s on the right with some customers in the middle.
I thought I recognized the guy on the left but with that beard, I am not quite sure.
And the crowd also had a chance to venture over to the other side of the building for some good eats. Modern Mexican food was served today.
Here are some details provided by Dan that were on the list Serv.
TODAY- starting at 1pm- join us!!
Boloco food truck will be here as well as soft serve ice cream (beginning
*Appts. will start at 1pm, and occur approximately every 35 mins. High
bidders have been notified!
We hope that many folks will stop by and drop off a donation and give a
shout of support.
We have our Congressman, Peter Welch as well as 2 state reps: Jim Masland
and Tim Briglin that are participating in this event.
* Please bring a can of spaghetti Sauce and/or a box of pasta for The Haven.
A "19 Days" tribute to Diane's Casual Cuts and Andrea's Hair Studio
In the COVID pandemic, hairdressers had to close per The Governor. And for
10 weeks no one could get a haircut, these lovely ladies lost all their
income. At Dan & Whit's we needed some reliable help as grocery shopping
changed- so we took on Diane and Laura who were bored, missed people and we
Every year since 2013 Diane's Casual Cuts and Andrea's Hair Studio raise
money for The Haven as part of The 19 Days of Norwich (and beyond) 1% for
the Haven. These ladies know fundraising- in just 7 years they have raised
over $100,000.00!!! Yes, $100,000.00, they go all out and wear costumes,
decorate their shops and have a fun time doing it- You can hear them
yelling 'It's all for the Haven" all day long down Main St.
Fri. June 19 is 6 months after "The 19 Days", and this time it is for
Diane's and Andrea's. I put them up to this as my latest hair brain idea-
(they might be a bit embarrassed) but they are willing to try this silly
During the 10 weeks of shut down, our customers and their customers were
confused to hear their familiar voices NOT at their shop. We worked
together, Norwich style, because it takes a village. We had many customers
come in and ask if they could get their hair cut at Dan & Whit's.
Hair salons were able to open up again on May 29th, I had a haircut the
following Wed. and asked Laura to cut my hair on the front sidewalk of Dan
& Whit's because "If we don't have it, you don't need it". And a haircut at
Dan & Whit's had never occurred before- this was a first.
If you want to see the FB haircut clip at Dan & Whit's here you go--
Here's the link for the haircut Video:
We had fun, and everyone was interested. Now is your chance to join in the
fun. We are raffling off 16 haircuts to the highest bidders. You too, will
have the chance to get your haircut on the front sidewalk at Dan & Whit's.
We encourage donations and BIG tipping! Let's give back to Diane's Casual
Cuts and Andrea's Hair Studio and help them get re-established. They are
essential businesses and part of the fabric of the Norwich community. After
10 weeks of no grooming boy do we all appreciate their talents.
Fri. June 19th is just a few days before Father's Day- so for the Dad that
has everything and needs nothing- bid BIG to get him one of the coveted
slots. An experience of a lifetime that he will never forget (and if he is
bald- well he can enjoy the company).
Please remember your mask and social distance. We are inviting the media to
this event so now is your chance to potentially be in the spotlight (and
with a new hairdo). Talk about styling.
We will start the bidding at $35.00 a cut. Please email in your bids to:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Bids are coming in fast, keep them coming- Thank you!
Bidding will end at 5pm on Thurs. June 18th. Winners will be notified
by Fri. June 19- so be sure you save the date (appointments begin at 1pm
on Fri. June 19th).
Join us on Fri. June 19 at the event (masked and social distanced). And to
support The Haven, and in keeping with The 19 Days- please bring a jar of
spaghetti sauce and/or box of pasta- the items that Diane's and Andrea's
We are all in this together. We need you to make this a success. Checks
should be made to: Norwich Congregational Church with "Norwich Knows No
Bounds" on the memo line
(cash/checks can be dropped off anytime at D&W or mailed in to PO Box 157
Norwich, VT 05055).
A few updates on this:
Come witness folks brave enough to have their hair cut, outside in public
for all to witness.
We will let you know the total raised tomorrow.
Thank you for keeping it local,