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Albany business donates services to less fortunate

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Getting your hair cut and styled can be expensive. These days, it's a luxury for many people who just don't have extra money to spend.

An Albany business owner and her staff are helping out. They donated their time and talents to give complimentary hair appointments to women and children who are less fortunate.

4-year old Gerrica Ousley has a beautiful smile on a beautiful face. Today, she is getting a hair style to match.

23-year old Elizabeth Adeleke owns Queen Liz Braiding Studio, she doesn't have money to give to the less fortunate, so she set aside a day so that she and her staff could provide them with a new look.

She said, "It makes me feel good and there was a little girl who came up to me, she gave me a hug and said thank you and that just made me smile."

Doronica Ousley is smiling too, though you can't see it. She's asked us not to show her, since it's been so long since she had a fresh new hair do.  She said, "Getting hair done to me is a luxury. It's a luxury because there's a lot of other things that you have to consider."

Ousley said,  "It makes me feel very good to have this opportunity to get our hair done." It's something she can't afford for herself or her little girl, and she's so grateful someone would do this for them.

"Like I said, it's a luxury, it's not a necessity, so to have a luxury this time of year is amazing."

Getting a fresh new look, just in time for the new year. Adeleke hopes to do this during every major holiday. The employees at the studio provided hair styles for about 25 women and children Wednesday.

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