COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- A Colorado Springs hair salon, Day Lily Salon and Spa, is donating free haircuts to first responders. Niki Cicak, owner of the salon, has also raised over $5,000 to outfit Colorado Springs firefighters at Station 14 with tactical ballistic vests.
“I well up sometimes because I know what they go through," Cicak said. "They have been so amazing. We have gotten to know so many of them on a more personal level than you would normally get to, because we’re in here chatting and telling stories and stuff. So they’ve been phenomenal."
The salon owner says she's been inspired to help our first responders after her salon nearly burned down two years ago. CSFD responded quickly to the situation, saving her salon. Since then, Cicak has been committed to donating to the Fire Foundation of Colorado Springs and other organizations.