For most, the task of getting a hair cut is trivial. It is rarely given much thought. For some, however, it is a struggle.
On Monday, February 22, 2021, Kodi Miller, the Executive Director and founder of Fades for Faith told the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs of her fledgling non-profit business.
In photo: Kody Miller Executive Director of Fades for Faith, John Neill, 2020,2021 President of the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs.
Kody Miller is an Atlanta native and master barber currently working at 1818 Fine Men’s Salon in Brookhaven. But there is much more to Kody than one might think. She has started her own business that is true to the Rotary Four Way test.
Fades for Faith is a 501-C3 that was started at the end of 2019. Initially started by going into group homes, foster care or homeless shelters looking for ways to help, she discovered quickly that there was never enough money in the meager budgets to handle hair care. Knowing she could help; she gathered a small team and began to interact with different group homes around her area to offer free grooming services. Services like beard care, hair care, free products and support of someone who cares are provided by her team.
Working with drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers in and around Sandy Springs, her business has taken off. Presently she and her small band of master barbers go into these centers two and three times a month. She partners with local schools to have the more senior student barbers join her. This provides the student barbers a chance to gain experience and expertise.
She told a story of a 19-year-old man in recovery whose entire demeanor was impacted for the positive because of the seemingly small investment of a proper grooming treatment. She could visibly see his confidence and posture change during the session.
Kody was amazed at something that seems as simple as a haircut could be so influential.
The Rotary Club of Sandy would like to thank Kody for her outstanding devotion to our community.
More about Kody Miller can be found in an earlier Rotary newsletter here: https://sandyspringsrotary.org/newsletter/show/1385
To learn more about 18|8 Fine Men’s Salon, click here: https://eighteeneight.com/atlanta-ga/
To learn more about Fades for Faith, click here: https://www.facebook.com/Fades-For-Faith-107441114266071/