By Barbara Ann Kelley,

Does your child have a mop of hair that needs a back-to-school trim? Are you short on cash? Here’s our list of the best places to get your child’s ears lifted for free so you can see their eyes again!

FYI – Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando Counties first day of school is Monday, Aug 20. Hillsborough County students start one day later on Tuesday, Aug 21.

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Remington College Tampa Campus
6302 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Suite 400 | Tampa, FL 33619
(813) 316-4470 | Website:

Price: free for children 17 and younger

Remington College’s cosmetology department students offer complimentary hair cuts to all children younger than 17 years old in the two weeks prior to the start of the school year. School starts in Hillsborough Country schools Tuesday Aug 21.

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Free Back To School Haircuts
Everyday Aug 1 – Aug 31
Pinellas JC Penny Hair Salons
1-800-855-JCP-KIDS | Website:

JC Penney is offering free haircuts for children in grades K through 6 during the month of August. In Pinellas County the free cuts are available at the JC Penney’s at Tyrone Mall (6901 22nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg; (727) 344-2611, ext. 2) and Westfield Countryside Mall (27001 US Highway 19 N, Clearwater; (727) 796-1265 ). ‎Appointments are appreciated, but walk-ins are welcome. FYI – Without an appointment the wait may be longer.‎

Parents need back-to-school advice? Click HERE.


Sunstate Academy of Hair Design
18453 US Highway 19 N
Clearwater, FL 33764
(727) 538-3827 | website:

Price: kids 16 and under can get their hair cut $3 with blow dry $6 (Offer ends Aug 18)   Hours: M-F 5:50pm – 7pm | Saturday: 8:30am – 3pm

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