National Hug Day, Paul Mitchell, Sherman Oaksby LaSmash.com on 9/28/2011
In hard times and a poor economy, where we only seem to hear about all the negatives in life, it can get pretty tough, especially in a city like Los Angeles. One thing you don’t expect in this world, especially LA, is to leave your house and get a hug from a group of loving, and attractive, young women and men.
As you drive or walk down Ventura BLVD in Sherman Oaks today you will crack a smile as an army of 16,500 Future Professionals will take to the streets on today, as the nationwide network of Paul Mitchell cosmetology schools holds its third annual Free Hugs Day, with simultaneous events throughout the continental United States and Hawaii.
Inspired by the Sick Puppies YouTube music video about Juan Mann’s popular Free Hugs campaign, the Paul Mitchell Schools decided to hold their own Free Hugs Days, reaching out in their local communities to spread their positive message through a simple little hug.
Dressed in their signature black outfits, carrying handmade “Free Hugs” signs, and naturally sporting fabulous styles, Future Professionals from the network’s 100 schools will lay down their combs and march out the door, heading for plazas, parks, and other popular spots to offer hugs and make people’s day.
Good work, thanks for the smile!