El Pipo is a longtime barber college that has been training El Pasoans to cut hair for generations. Owner and founder Hector “El Pipo” Barragan is known for giving back to the community, and for this back-to-school season, he is working with the Assistance League of El Paso's Youth Auxiliary to give free, regular haircuts (not fades, designs, or specialty cuts) for the entire year to families living in El Paso area shelters.

Barragan said he knows how tough it is to make ends meet especially when a family finds themselves living in a shelter. For that reason, moms and their school age children will be able to get the free haircuts not only at the beginning of the school year, but for the entire year as necessary.

Barragan said he wants kids to be able to start school school with a sharp new haircut and be able to be treated with dignity and respect when they come into his establishment. Moms and kids in El Paso area homeless shelters can take advantage of the free haircuts Tuesday thru Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at El Pipo Barber College, 1012 North Raynor Street.