Ramsgate hairdresser Marcello’s Christmas gift to those in need


Ramsgate hairdresser Marcello Marino has got his scissors at the ready to help those in need once again..

Marcello, who has run his business in Ramsgate for a whopping 29 years, is offering free haircuts to those who cannot afford to go to a salon.

The hairdresser, whose salon is based in West Cliff Road, is a well-known personality in the town and even took his skills onto Britain’s Got Talent in 2009. Before his act of one-minute haircuts he told top judge Simon Cowell he could do with a snip.

Marcello has used his skills to raise money for charities such as Thanet Winter Shelter and Oasis Domestic Abuse Service with haircuts by donation at events including Addington Street Fair.

He said: “I normally take a £10 donation for a charity but this time I thought I would do free cuts for people who can’t afford it so they can have some pampering in the salon before Christmas. ”

Marcello says he trust people who are not in need will not take advantage, adding: “If you do not offer, you can’t give and that is all I want to do. I just want to do something for the community.”

Marcello will offer the cuts on December 17 at the salon between 9am and 5pm. Drop in or make an appointment by calling the salon on 01843 592027.