Clippers and Curlers






“Clippers and Curlers Shop Talks”

What is  Clippers and Curlers?
The Clippers and Curlers shop talks is a barber shop and hair salon health education initiative established by Planned Parenthood of Maryland in Baltimore City to educate clients and staff about sexual health, sexually transmitted infections (STI), and HIV.  Our goal is to reduce the rates of HIV and STIs in our community through education.
We will:
·         Educate the local community about HIV and STI basics
·         Distribute condoms and information about contraception, local testing sites, and reproductive health resources
·         Link community to local testing services and resources
·         Connect people to insurance coverage now available under Obamacare
Why Barber Shops?
Barbershops and hair salons have always served as hubs for local information where all people come into contact with other community members to share all types of information. This is an opportunity to be a change agent on taboo subjects such as HIV, STIs and sexual health. The Clippers and Curlers workshop series will help community members, especially young to middle aged African Americans, access and communicate accurate and empowering messaging about their sexual and reproductive health in the comfort of their local barbershop and hair salon.
How does it work?
We will schedule a time to come to your shop and provide a workshop for your clients. We come to you, workshops are free of charge, and we will adjust topics based on the needs of your clients and shop. We are able to provide information on a wide range of topics such as:
·         HIV 101
·         STIs 101
·         Partner negotiation
·         Common myths about sexual health
·         Sexual Health/Importance of getting tested
·         Health Relationships
·         Contraception methods
What’s in it for me?
It pays to be associated with Planned Parenthood. 
People know and trust our name. Planned Parenthood is one of the nation's leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, and the nation's largest provider of sex education. A partnership with Planned Parenthood is an opportunity for you to become a leader and a trusted resource in our community.
Free advertisement
We will promote your business on our social media outlets and newsletters. This will give exposure to your business.
A great way to reach out to the community
You can promote these events. Invite the community and make your business a central hub.
Your community will thank you for it.
Who do I call if I want more information?
Contact Vanessa Geffrard, Director of Education and Training at 410-576-2148 or email at
Who is Planned Parenthood?
Planned Parenthood is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide quality, affordable health care for all. No matter what. We believe in the fundamental right of each individual, throughout the world, to manage his or her fertility, regardless of the individual's income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence.
Where is Planned Parenthood of Maryland located?
The Baltimore City location is at 330 North Howard Street (at the corner of Howard and Mulberry Streets) and our phone number is 410-576-2148.
We have 8 locations around Maryland including: Annapolis, Baltimore City, Easton, Frederick, Owings Mills, Salisbury, Towson, and Waldorf.


Community Partners:

                UniQue Hair Experience

                Double Exposure Salon

                Black Cordz Barbershop

                Finao Love Barbershop

                Perfect Image Barbershop

                Illusions Barbershop

                Baltimore Studio of Hair Design

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