An Albany hair salon is honoring those who serve our country by giving out free haircuts Thursday.
Stylists at Bella's Hair Salon on Dawson Road are cutting hair for first responders and active duty military for free.
This is the first year they've held the 9/11 special to thank those who protect us everyday.
Adrienne Blum came up with the idea. She called agencies in the area and used Facebook to spread the message.
"In the beauty industry we like to give back a lot of times and we like to make people feel good about themselves. And we also want to make these people feel good about the jobs that they provide and the services that they do as well," said Blum.
Blum says the response from the community has been great and they plan to make this an annual promotion.
Bella's Hair Salon is located at 2610 Dawson Road in Albany. The salon is open until 6 pm Thursday.