The Hairdressers’ Charity

Hairdressers Helping Hairdressers

What We Do

The Hairdressers’ Charity is the official industry charity for the hairdressing industry; an independent service dedicated solely to helping hairdressing professionals and ex-hairdressers in the UK in their hour of need.

With a heritage that dates back to The Hairdressers Orphans Fund in 1853, and more recently HABB, the philosophy has always been to provide financial assistance and support for hairdressers just like you, many of whom had nowhere else to turn.

The Hairdressers’ Charity receives more than 300 applications for help each year and currently has more than 100 long term beneficiaries.



How We Help

The Hairdressers’ Charity is 100% committed to helping hairdressers here in the UK in their hour of need. The help provided comes in different forms, depending on the recipient’s needs, but beneficiaries are often helped in the following ways:

  • Quarterly payments to people who are struggling to get by due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • Emergency one-off grants to help with any short-term requirements.
  • Providing children under 16 with an allowance for their school uniforms, Christmas and birthday presents and holiday money.
  • Training and equipment to help people learn new skills or update their skills.


Please be aware that that The Hairdressers’ Charity does not help with debt, loan payments or bankruptcy fees except for in exceptional circumstances. Home improvements will only be considered if they are adaptations related to disability or other health conditions.


Are you a hairdressing professional who is going through a very difficult time? Do you know a fellow hairdresser in need of help? The Hairdressers’ Charity is here to help. DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION FORM.