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Scottish Charity Golf Day 2018

This event is a great opportunity to support The Hairdressers’ Charity, whilst enjoying a day of competitive golf with other teams from the hairdressing industry, playing at one of Scotland’s premier golfing destinations, Dalmahoy Golf Club, Edinburgh, on Monday 14th May 2018.

With spectacular views of Edinburgh Castle, the course itself, The Championship East Course, was designed by renowned Sottish Golfer, James Braid, to championship standard and has been the host of many major events; the Solheim Cup, the Scottish PGA and the Scottish Seniors Open to name a few.

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Places cost £175 per person. A team of 4 is £700.
The price of the day includes breakfast, golf; exclusively on the Championship Course, buggy, complimentary range golf balls and a 3 course sit down dinner.

The day will be as follows:
8 am – 10 am: Tea/coffee and morning rolls upon arrival in the Brasserie Country Club. Registration and complimentary driving range balls warm up will follow.
10 am: Start 18 holes on the Championship East Course with use of buggy. This will include nearest the pin and longest drive competitions.
A full 3-course meal and awards will follow.

There are also sponsorship opportunities available for holes, the awards and the event from as little as £250.
Hole sponsorship £250
Awards sponsorship £500
Dinner £500
Main event sponsorship £1000

How to get involved:

  • Enter as an individual or as a team and enjoy a day’s golf and a hearty dinner with awards presented in the evening.
  • Take up one of our very reasonably priced sponsorship opportunities.

For bookings and further information please contact the office 01234 831888 or email info@thehairdresserscharity.org 

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Hotel accommodation at Dalmahoy is available at a special rate of £105.20 for a double and £115.20 for a single. To book your room call 0131 335 8065 and quote The Hairdressers’ Charity Golf Day.

Take a look at last year’s event here.

Shabby Chic Hair Boutique Festival

We caught up with Shabby Chic Hair Boutique in Wales, after salon owner, Sarah Louise Lane, and her team ran their very own, in-salon festival! We were so excited about it we had to write a blog…

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What inspired you to fundraise for The Hairdressers’ Charity?
We wanted to support a charity that was relevant to the industry, something that would pay back into the industry that we work so hard in. We saw a write up on The Hairdressers’ Charity in one of the industry magazines and decided that supporting hairdressers in need would be a great cause for us to support.

What ways have you been fundraising?
We transformed both our Hair Salon and our Beauty Salon, situated across the road, into a Festival for the day.

Clients bought a ticket which was a Festival lanyard that was used for entry into both Salons. Clients received a goody bag on arrival with gifts that were donated to us from our suppliers, and we did festival hair, makeup and nails for all who attended. Everyone in the area had space buns, glitter partings and glitter make-up – it was like V Festival!

Stations were set up around the Salon demonstrating our variety of products and services that we offer in-Salon and we had a bake-off competition, Hook a Duck and a raffle with prizes donated to us from local companies and our suppliers.

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Brands that donated items for the day, included GHD who donated 120 roll bags to go in the goody bags, Xen-Tan gave us a tanning and exfoliation pack for our raffle, Racoon gave us 100g of hair for use on the day, OPI, and Elite Luxuries LTD supplied samples to us. Thank you to all our suppliers for supporting our fundraiser!

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How successful was your event?
We had such a great day! We are so pleased with the amount we raised (£998.32) for such a great cause. Everyone enjoyed and the event was such a great success! Thank you to all our clients for their support on the day.

Do you have any plans in the future for more events?
After the success of this event we hope to plan another event soon. Watch this space!

What do you love about fundraising?
Fundraising is a great way of getting our clients involved in the Salon in a different and fun way to your usual Salon experience. Our clients are very supportive and loved the way we transformed the Salon into a Festival!

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What was the highlight from your event?
Everything – the atmosphere was fantastic, and everyone had a wonderful time. Above all, knowing the funds raised was going to a wonderful cause was a great feeling.

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What are your top tips for a successful fundraiser?
Plan early in advance and allocate jobs to everyone! Make sure you use all your marketing tools to advertise and publicise your event as soon as you can. Also, make sure all staff know about the Charity and its aims, so that they are armed with answers when asked by clients about the Charity.

Have you got a fundraiser planned for the future? Let us know by calling us on 01234 831888, emailing info@thehairdresserscharity.org or on our social media!

The Hairdressers’ Charity Raffle

It’s a raffle not to be missed. While being in with the chance of winning all these fabulous prizes you will also be donating to your industry charity and will be helping someone turn their life around.

With the chance to win some incredible prizes, for just £1, including:

  • £1000 cash donated by our Chairman, Phillip Rogers
  • A day with Mark Hayes, Sassoon International Creative Director
  • A day’s observation with Andrew Barton in 2018. A once a lifetime opportunity to spend the day with renowned, celebrity hairdresser Andrew Barton, Creative Director for Urban Retreat at Harrods. This money can’t buy opportunity will give you the chance to see Andrew and his team at work in aid of The Hairdressers’ Charity. Follow Andrew on Instagram.
  • An inspirational day with a leading guest artist for Wella worth over £300. Choose between:
        Mon 12th February – Bruce Masefield
        Mon 9th April – Nicky Clarke
        Mon 25th June – Robert Eaton
        Mon 13th August – Charlie Taylor
        Mon 22nd October – Akin HOB Academy
      Mon 12th November – Cos Sakkas  Toni & Guy
  • HOB Academy course day with Akin Konizi
  • Akito Hawk Scissors worth £250 donated by Akito Scissors
  • Nocturne styler from ghd donated by LWPR
  • Bumper Sip Hamper donated by LWPR
  • Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer worth £299
  • Goodie Bag of Richard Ward and Tangle Angel products
  • Goodie bag of Electric Hair products
  • Goodie bag of Cantu Hair products
  • Goodie bag of Salon System lashes and nail products
  • Goodie bag of Fudge hair products
  • Ferrari fragrances gift set
  • A pair of complimentary VIP tickets to a Fellowship Masterclass (complete with backstage passes)


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Get your tickets for the biggest hairdressing charity raffle now!

Buy your ticket or order a book of tickets to help sell tickets yourself by calling the office on 01234 831888 or email head@thehairdresserscharity.org.

A massive thank you to everyone who donated a raffle prize. Every penny from ticket sales will go directly to #HelpingHairdressersInNeed.

The raffle will be drawn 18th December 2017 on a Facebook live with Andrew Barton so make sure you tune in.

For full terms and conditions please click here.

Top 5 Autumn Fundraising Ideas

So it barely feels like we’ve had a summer in England with the constant bad weather –what more do we expect! – and sadly we only have a month left which means Autumn is nearing. However, that means there are some exciting events coming up – Halloween, Bonfire Night, and then the big one in winter which we’ll try and not talk about just yet. They’re all a great excuse to do something fun and raise money for your industry charity, here’s our top 5 autumn fundraising ideas.

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Fashion week
If London can host their own fashion week, why can’t you? It doesn’t have to be a full on fashion show, ask your staff to dress to impress each day in return for a donation throughout 15th – 19th September to wow all your customers.

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Halloween
Halloween is one of our favourites. Host a Halloween party in the salon running games, selling cakes and treats. With the help of other local businesses, we’re sure you can get some great prizes to offer for a trick or treat lucky dip! And make sure that everyone remembers to come in fancy dress.

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Bonfire Night
Host your own Bonfire Night. Get help from local salons to organise a fundraising night of toffee apples, sparklers and fireworks! A fun night for everyone, with all proceeds going to a worthy cause, everyone will feel great knowing that they’ve done their bit!

Black Friday Deal
Slash your salon prices and donate the price difference to The Hairdressers’ Charity. This is an easy way to donate without having to put in loads of extra work!

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Just as the name suggests, this one really is easy. Sign up to easy fundraising and you can donate to us every time you shop. Updating your autumn wardrobe? Big brands such as ASOS, Debenhams and House of Fraser will donate to us. Shopping for gifts? notonthehighstreet.com will donate 2.5% of your sale. Or when even renewing your car insurance with Aviva they will all donate to us! With 3,255 shops and sites signed up you can donate to us every time you shop.

Whatever you have planned, as usual let us know through social media so we can share all your posts and shout about how great you are!

5 Minutes With a Fundraiser: Let Lew

OneTwoSix Hair Studio Owner, and Affinage Colour Rebel, Let Lew, really threw himself into the Helping Hairdressers Day spirit by doing something just incredible. We thought it was about time we had a catch up about all his fundraising efforts.

What inspired you to get involved with Helping Hairdressers Day?
I came across The Hairdressers’ Charity about a month ago and wanted to try and help. One of the biggest reasons for this is to help people like my partner who is a self-employed hairdresser, who had a heart attack a few years ago. He had no one to turn to and couldn’t get help. We got through it together but it was a very hard time. I understand how hard it is when you feel there is no light shining.

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What ways did you fundraise?
We offered customers doughnuts with their coffee for just a little donation. I also wanted to try and boost our fundraising by doing something out of the ordinary so I shaved my hair live on Facebook! It let my friends and people I know learn about the charity.

How successful was your fundraiser?
I set up a Just Giving page and in just 5 days we raised £544 in the salon, and £260 on the Just Giving page. Friends and customers were very supportive and donated generously!

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Do you have any plans for future events?   
I would love to be able to support The Hairdressers’ Charity as much as I can and join my fellow work family if there is anything we can do to fundraise.

What do you love about fundraising?  
Nothing is worse than not having anyone to turn to, it makes you feel hopeless. I love fundraising for this charity as it helps people in my industry and leads fellow hairdressers into a brighter place. It is worth all my efforts and makes me very happy!

What was your highlight on Helping Hairdressers Day?
My highlight has been seeing the amount of support I’ve had from friends and customers. My salon team have been so generous and gave their day’s tips as a donation – I’m very lucky to have such a great team! Of course my hair shaving adventure too! I certainly didn’t have the courage before, but I am willing to sacrifice my hair for a few months for Helping Hairdressers in Need!

What are your top tips for a successful fundraiser?
My tip is to stick to what you believe is the right thing to do. If you are passionate about the fundraising campaign people can feel it and are influenced by this.

5 easy to do summer FUN-draising events

Despite the weather, we are actually in summer now, which means BBQ’s, Pimms and jetting off on your holidays! But that doesn’t mean the fundraising has to stop, there’s plenty of summer activities you can run as fundraisers in the salon & bring everyone together for a great cause.

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BBQ
Organise a fundraising BBQ at the salon for clients and your local community, ask for a little donation in return for a burger… and don’t forget the Pimms!

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Ice cream
What’s more refreshing on a hot day? When the sun finally decides to come out why not sell ice creams and lollies in the salon for a small donation, guaranteed to get people donating!  Sprinkles and a flake for those who donate more!

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In the stocks
Take yourself back to the school fete and get someone in the stocks! Ask for a donation for clients to launch wet sponges at their favourite hairdresser… At least it will cool them down!

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Summer sports day
Ask for a donation for people to take part in classic sports day races like egg and spoon, three-legged race, and wheelbarrow races. And remember, this one’s not just for the kids, run adult races too!  If you want to get sponsorship, don’t forget to download our form it’s all done for you.

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Summer fancy dress
Get the salon ready for summer with a dress-down for summer day. Ask for a donation in return to wear summer fancy dress. The more Hawaiian shirts, the better, in our opinion.

Whatever you have planned for summer be sure to let us know by emailing us and tagging us in on all your social media posts! Or if none of these take your fancy why not try one of our challenges?

5 Minutes With a Fundraiser: Iain Bruce-Low

Affinage Colour Rebel, and Owner of Bruce-Low Hair, Iain Bruce-Low went above and beyond with his efforts for Helping Hairdressers Day. Raising over £1500 for Helping Hairdressers in Need, we needed to catch up with him to find out how he achieved this incredible total.

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What inspired you to get involved with Helping Hairdressers Day?
I’ve been interested in getting involved with the charity for some time now. The charity recently held the Scottish Golf Day however I am terrible at it, I saved myself the embarrassment and didn’t take part! I heard about Helping Hairdressers Day because I am part of the Affinage Artistic team, and thought the ‘One Day’ would be perfect for me.

What ways did you fundraise?
We were extremely lucky as we had many ways we raised money. We set out to sell raffle tickets, and our team donated a cut/colour appointment, our suppliers also donated some gifts. YOI scissors then donated a set of scissors, so I decided to hold a live auction on Facebook which brought together so many stylists. I also messaged around to our local salons to inform them of the day and see if they wanted to jump on board and donate their week’s tips to the cause with Avalon Hair & Beauty, Oban and Dream Hair, Arbroath getting involved. Bruce-Low also donated the day’s profits, and staff’s tips from Friday!

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How successful was your fundraiser?
I would say it was a great success! The scissors went for £170, we raised £250 from local salons, and the rest of the total was from salon profits, tips and raffle ticket sales giving us a total in excess of £1500! The Facebook live auction had over 100 hairdressers coming together and spreading awareness of The Hairdressers’ Charity. We’ve had great press coverage from the event too! Featuring in our local weekly paper The Oban Times, Estetica, Salon NV and Salon Business, we’re so happy that our message has spread so far!

Do you have any plans for future events?   
My team and I have grown to strongly support the charity and 100% will continue to do so. Being part of the Affinage Colour Rebels team I hope my work within the industry can help create more awareness of the charity!

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What do you love about fundraising?  
I loved the support and generosity from people. Both hairdressers and clients, people genuinely wanted to help and make donations, it blew me away! In a world with so much tragedy, and with so many wonderful charities looking for help, I was taken back by people’s desire to help.

What was your highlight on Helping Hairdressers Day?
The highlight was really being able to spread the word of the charity, as so many people still don’t know about it. Seeing the large number of donations that kept coming in to us was very overwhelming!

What are your top tips for a successful fundraiser?
My top tip would be to do something to grab people’s attention! I did a couple of video blogs and I think people really felt my passion, and listened to it more than they would text. I’m sure this got lots of people behind it. I would also say to educate. Be passionate about the reason you are fundraising, and don’t be greedy! Don’t ask for too much as people will always surprise you and donate as much as they can!

The Hairdressers’ Charity Valentine Ball

Get ready to dress to impress, The Hairdressers’ Charity Valentine Ball is back!

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Monday 19th February 2018 is the date and the beautiful 5-star Grange City Hotel, London is the venue for the first event of the year – The Hairdressers’ Charity Ball – which is making a spectacular return.

Catch up with friends with a drinks reception from 6.45pm, followed by a sumptuous 3-course dinner at 7.30pm. Expect wine, dancing and entertainment – all while raising money for your unique industry charity. Carriages at midnight.

Tickets cost £150 pp.

Tables of 10 can be bought for the price of 9 tickets of £1,350, meaning you get your 10th ticket absolutely FREE. Demand is high so book early to avoid disappointment.

For ticket bookings and further information please email head@thehairdresserscharity.org or call 01234 831888.

We also have sponsorship opportunities for the night! Get your brand recognised with our fantastic opportunities, click here for more information.

For hotel bookings at the Grange City Hotel contact the hotel directly; call 02078633700 or email city.reservations@grangehotels.com and quote the group booking reference CCT1710699.

 

THE GALLERY SWAP SCISSORS FOR GOLF CLUBS

Salon owner of The Gallery, and committee member, Lorenzo Colangelo, brought his clients, friends, and staff together to swap their scissors for golf clubs, in a charity fundraising event on 9th June 2017 to raise money for us.

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It was a day packed with golfing challenges, with 110 clients and friends split into 28 teams, competing at West Kent Golf Club in Kent.

The competitive golf was followed by a 3 course sit down dinner and presentation evening, along with entertainment from comedian Agger Brown and a charity auction of prizes, including:

  • Two Chelsea football tickets
  • A £500.00 voucher and retail experience for Harry Collins & sons, The Queens jeweller
  • Meal for 4 at The Kentish Hare Bidborough
  • £1000 Gallery gift card

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In total, the day raised a whopping £7,100 for Helping Hairdressers in Need and a great day was had by all.

“It was a fantastic day. My team went to enormous effort to arrange this day – even down to branded golf balls! Everyone really threw themselves into the spirit of it and our clients & friends were incredibly generous and we are delighted to have been able to raise this money for two amazing charities! It is definitely something we would like to repeat next year.” said Lorenzo Colangelo.

Team Affinage trek across the Brecon Beacons

A team of 15 who aptly names themselves the SAS (Super Affinage Soldier) spent an incredible 8 hours trekking across the Brecon Beacons in Wales, raising in excess of £1600 for The Hairdressers’ Charity.

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Head office staff from Affinage were joined by associates from Salon Supplies and CTC Hair & Beauty Supplies. The 16 mile hike covers extremely steep terrain and is a favourite of the SAS who use it as an assessment ground. The super team were also joined by Sara and Ross’s dog Reginald, who Philip Sharp claims must’ve been brought along to help drag them up the hills!

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The fundraising trek was organised by Affinage & ASP Brand Director, Philip Sharp, who also sits on the committee for the Hairdressers’ Charity said “I am so proud of all of the Affinage team and Distributors who took part. Everyone was able to complete the challenge despite the weather which resembled the winter months rather than a summer’s day! This is our second walk now for the charity and once again the team came together to support this great cause,”.

Although the weather was gloomy there was a fair share of funny moments, mostly surrounding ‘she-wees’ and the lack of tress. We’ll leave that one there.

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Eric Bailey, Affinage Managing Director, also joined the group for the challenge said “This has been an incredible experience and I am so proud of Team Affinage for all the training and effort they have put in to raise money for those less fortunate than themselves. As a company we are hugely supportive of The Hairdressers’ Charity and are completely committed to offering ongoing support,”.

To support team Affinage and donate to their fund, visit their Just Giving page.

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