CUT IT OUT® Program Mobilizes Beauty Professionals to Fight Domestic Abuse

Licensed professionals, students, and others in the beauty industry are joining forces to combat the widespread issue of domestic abuse through the CUT IT OUT® program. This initiative aims to raise awareness and provide resources to help victims of domestic abuse across communities in the United States.  

Stylists, barbers, estheticians, and make-up artists possess a unique ability to identify signs of abuse in their clients. By recognizing physical indicators such as bruises, as well as behavioral changes and self-blame, these professionals can play a crucial role in offering support and assistance. Salons and spas often serve as safe spaces where victims feel comfortable sharing their experiences and seeking help.

There are multiple ways to get involved in the fight against domestic abuse. Industry professionals can order materials from CUT IT OUT® to display in their salon, becoming an ambassador for the program. To equip beauty professionals with the necessary skills and knowledge, CUT IT OUT® also offers free training sessions. Participants learn how to identify signs and symptoms of domestic abuse, respond to victims with empathy and discretion, and refer them to appropriate safety resources. 

Strength in Beauty CUT IT OUT® grants are available for U.S. beauty industry licensed professionals who are domestic abuse survivors and in need of assistance in getting back on their feet, either financially or with employment. 

CUT IT OUT® welcomes monetary donations to support their efforts in ending domestic abuse. Contributions are tax-deductible and directly contribute to providing the program and materials free of charge. The program extends its heartfelt gratitude to all donors and sponsors who have generously supported this mission.  CUT IT OUT® sponsors include:

  • JCPenney Salon
  • K18 Biometric Hairscience
  • L’Oreal USA
  • SalonCentric
  • SportsClips
  • DaySmart Salon

By mobilizing beauty professionals and raising awareness within the industry, CUT IT OUT® aims to make a significant impact in the fight against domestic abuse. Together, we can create safer communities and provide vital support to those in need. For more information, please visit
If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, you are not alone. Contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline now. 1.800.799.SAFE (7233) or text START to 88788.