Hair stylist hopes to give MSU students ‘serenity’ by offering free services

Following the recent mass shooting on Michigan State University’s campus, Jordynn Greeson, a hair stylist at Capellini Salon in Okemos, stepped in to comfort students the best way she knows how – by doing hair. 

Greeson, who has been a licensed hair stylist for eight years, is from the Detroit area. She and her family moved to Okemos this November and she has been working at Capellini salon since January. 

Since Monday, Feb. 13, Greeson has been providing a variety of free hair treatments to MSU students. This includes haircuts, blowouts, conditioning treatments and silk presses. 

“I really wanted to make sure that everybody felt included,” Greeson said. “I didn’t want to limit the services that I was providing to one single person.” 

Going to the salon and getting her hair done is something that Greeson finds relaxing, so she wanted to provide a similar sense of peace to students impacted by Monday’s tragic events. 


Jordynn Greeson blow dries vet student Sonia Rafique’s hair on Friday, Feb. 17. Rafique got her hair done for the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s white coat ceremony, which took place Friday night.

After their services are completed, Greeson leaves students with a bag that includes self care items, her personal phone number and the number for a therapist who is offering free tele-health appointments to anyone impacted by the shooting. 

The therapist, who is Greeson’s personal therapist, is who first inspired her to offer these treatments. 

When Greeson showed up to her therapy appointment, they worked through ways to help her cope with the tragedy. The shooting hit close to home, as her cousin is a junior at MSU and her son attends preschool across the street from campus. 

After talking, Greeson and her therapist came to the conclusion that she is

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