Students in Hamilton County will go back to school next week.

A Chattanooga woman is working to make sure children are off to a fresh start.

Tanesha Davis says getting a new haircut or style is an expense that many families can’t afford.

She’s trying to ease the financial burden by cutting, styling and braiding their hair for free.

She says a fresh, now look can go a long wait in boosting a child’s self-confidence. She says she knows firsthand.

“I was in foster care and didn't have all of the advantages of getting my hair done or getting all of the nicer things,” Davis told Channel 3.

Davis, who lives in East Lake and works as a hairstylist on the side, says the idea came to her during a walk through the neighborhood.

“I saw all of the kids here and I decided well, I should bless other families who aren't as fortunate.” said Davis.

She put up fliers, posted on social media and says she got a big response.

She’s already provided services for 10 kids and scheduled several more before school starts next week.

“It brings tears to my eyes because as a child I wasn't given that opportunity for someone to do those things for me so for me to be able to do it for other kids, it just makes me happy,” said Davis.

Davis is providing the service for students in grades K-12 in Hamilton County.

She says there are still some appointments available.

Anyone interested can contact her on Facebook or call (615) 423-6234.