Look good, feel good // Wilmington photographer

This was the scene in the Alderman Elementary library today, when a crew of our best local barbers and stylists arrived for our second annual “Look Good, Feel Good Day.”

They wheeled in their barber chairs and unpacked the tools of their trade, taking off work to volunteer their time to help the kids at our little school feel great ahead of end-of-the-year testing.

But there was more happening here than cutting and styling hair.

They treated our students like real customers, and with dignity and care.

They gave our boys the tidiest of edging and the sickest of fades (the kids’ words, not ours), and they treated our girls to the neatest of curls and the most beautiful braiding.

And when they were done, these craftsmen and women left our Alderman Eagles feeling celebrated and supported and ready to take on the EOGs… if not the world.

At Alderman we talk a lot about doing our best work. Today, through these amazing community partners, we got to see what that means.