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5 Minutes With a Fundraiser: Darrel Hall

Darrel Hall of Hair by Darrel and Hair Studio recently made us his charity of the year. We chatted with him to find out about his fundraising plans, and why he thought the Hairdressers’ Charity was the one to help. Here’s how he plans to meet his £1000 target by the end of the year…

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How did you come across The Hairdressers’ Charity and what made you pick them for your charity of the year?  
I came across The Hairdressers’ Charity through Instagram. I began following them around 2 years ago when I first set up my social media page. It was only when I was looking for my charity for 2018, that I remembered having picked up some advertising material from you at Salon International, and thinking that what you did to support the industry was amazing.

In order to support my first child, who I adopted in 2016, I had to give up my job in a salon that I loved. People in the hair industry supported me in creating my mobile hairdressing company, which has led on to me doing live demos at Salon International and coming Top 3 in the Local Business Awards.

My life has been changed for the better because of the support I have received, and this makes me want to help and support others. I want to be the person helping to change and better their lives, as they have been for me.

Tell us about your previous fundraising efforts.
During 2017, while I was working as a mobile hairdresser, I had Cancer Research as my charity. For every client, I put £1 into a pot, regardless of the service or the amount of money that was taken, and at the end of the year, I personally doubled the amount I had gained.

From services alone, I had £577 in the pot. Doubled, I had £1144, all for Cancer Research.

Tell us a little bit about your new salon venture.  
In 2017 I was nominated for an award at the Skegness Business Awards, and although I didn’t win the title, I got into the top three and attended the award ceremony.
During the ceremony, we were invited to do an interview for the local radio, which was also placed on Facebook. The current owner of the salon contacted me after seeing the interview and said that I came across so well, and hearing what I wanted for the future inspired her.

Due to medical reasons, she is having to leave the industry and wanted someone with passion to take over, hence contacting myself. I will be taking over on April 1st 2018, but I’m working within the Hair Studio currently to build up a good relationship with the current clientele.

I will be transforming the salon’s look by making small changes that have huge impact! I want to “fast forward” the Hair Studio, and make it the center point of the hair industry within the area.

How are you looking to fundraise this year? 
Once again, I will be putting £1 per client into a pot and doubling that at the end of 2018. This time, however, I will have a salon with staff! This will increase the amount that I can raise instantly!

I will be doing a Salon Raffle once a month, with the money raised going directly to The Hairdressers’ Charity, and the prize being a different hair service each month.

At some point in the year I will be ‘braving the shave’ and having my haircut to raise money. I will also be doing a fun run, but I’ve not decided which one as of yet.

I have The Hairdressers’ Charity boxes already out in The Hair Studio and have already had some clients putting money in them.

What words of wisdom can you share about fundraising?
One day in life when you’re stuck and have no idea what your next step will be, someone will always be there to help and support you, whether it be a charity or a friend.

Without support this will disappear.

ACT NOW
SUPPORT NOW
FUNDRAISE NOW

Help change someone else’s life, as you never know when you may need your life changing.
Fundraising shouldn’t be a chore or a task! Make it enjoyable, have fun, be kind and let the world know you’re doing it!

Keep an eye on Darrel’s hair work, salon development and of course, his fundraising efforts by following him on social media:

Facebook: @hairbydarrel and @Hairstudiochapel

Instagram: @hairbydarrel

Good luck, Darrel, from all of us here at The Hairdressers’ Charity, and thanks for all of your hard work! Don’t forget to keep us updated on how you’re getting along! 

12 ideas for your fundraising in 2018!

So you have chosen to help fundraise for The Hairdressers’ Charity, now you just need a few more ideas to get some plans in place and start getting your team involved.  Here are 12 ideas we are sure you will want to run with a few of them.

  1. Get your New Year off to a flying start, and use your New Year’s resolutions to raise funds and awareness for The Hairdressers’ Charity! Are you giving up smoking? Saying “No” to alcohol? Cutting out the junk food? Ask family and friends for sponsorship, and turn your hard work into hard cash!  How about the Pound for Pound Challenge. The task is simple: Ask your friends and family to sponsor you just £1 for every pound you lose in weight.
  2. Get the New Year buzz by holding a coffee morning, and turn it into your very own Bake Off! Maybe look to hosting a tea party is a great way for people of all ages to get involved and raise funds. You’d be mad as a hatter not to!
  3. Our overseas adventures are, quite simply, magnificent. Journey on awe-inspiring adventures up to Everest Base Camp, or along the Inca Trail, and be part of something extraordinary in 2018.  See a full list here to be inspired.
  4. Give change, change lives! Delve deep into your pockets, explore the back of the sofa, look behind the fridge, and save up your loose change for The Hairdressers Charity.   Paying in is simple or you can Text your donation ‘HAIR18 £your amount’ to 70070.
  5. British cycling is on top of the world right now. Don the Lycra, and pedal from Land’s End to John O’Groats or join our successful Ride planned for Portugal this year.
  6. Whether you have the voice of an angel, or the voice of a mangle, a charity karaoke is a fun way of raising funds for The Hairdressers’ Charity. Charge entry, or per song, and your fundraising will hit all the right notes.
  7. Love running? Grab your running shoes, and take part in a 5k, 10k, half marathon or marathon for us!
  8. Give your fundraising parties and events an extra twist with fancy dress costumes! Dish out prizes for the best and worst costumes, although it’s sometimes difficult to tell the difference!  
  9. We are all dreaming of those lazy, hazy summer days right now. Summer is a great time to fundraise outdoors, so break out the charcoal, invite your friends and family, and host a charity barbecue in aid of your fellow hairdressers.
  10. One man’s junk is another man’s treasure. How about relieving friends and family of their unwanted items and sell them online or hold a car boot sale?
  11. Do you dare to bare? A great way of fundraising is to do a sponsored shave. Fundraiser Let Lew just that last summer.
  12. Make your fundraising quick and easy by donating your special occasion. Forego birthday presents and wedding gifts for donations, and raise money for Hairdressers in Need.

Whatever it is your doing to fundraise in 2018, be sure to share what you are doing with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages using #HelpingHairdressersinNeed.  We would like to wish each and every one of our fundraisers the very best of luck with all that you are doing this year. We will be there for you for every step, run and pedal, every barbecue sizzle, every cup of coffee and slice of cake, and everything else you amazing people will be doing!!

Download your Fundraising Kit here.

 Get in touch for your FREE promo materials 01234 831888 or email info@thehairdresserscharity.org

Our Charity Bike Ride Raises Over £10,000

Portuguese Charity Bike Ride

Our recent bike ride helped to raise over £10,000 towards helping hairdressers in need.

The bike ride, kindly organised by Victor Pajak from Headquarters, took place in Cesanatico (nr Bologna) – the Italian mecca of cycling and home of the legendary Marco Pantani. With a cycling agenda catering for all levels of cycling, 24 riders took part to help raise the funds for the industry charity.

“The Hairdressers’ Charity Italian Bike Ride was such a tremendous success; great company, stunning countryside, delicious food, hilarious banter, and the knowledge that every turn of those pedals was getting you closer to your personal target and earning a huge amount for a worthy cause – what more could you ask for! We’re already in the planning stages for the 2018 Bike Ride in Portugal and many of us already signed up, but there’s always room for new riders to join the group,” explains Victor Pajak.

Based on the Italian coast, with three expert local bikes guides on hand, the tour was challenging but rewarding as the riders toured beautiful scenic routes.

The riders included teams from Leslies Hairdressing, L’Oréal Professionnel, Goldwell, Fellowship President Karine Jackson and Fellowship Chairman Jo Martin, past HABB President Lynn Hickey at Sean Hannah, Julie Allen from Jools PR, Sue Davis Salons, Charlie Miller salon, Jarrisons Hair, Jeff Goodwin Hair, Red Salons, Russell Eaton, The Chapel, Sarai Hair and Beauty, and Scruffs.

A special shout out goes to the top fundraisers Arthur Ehoff and Sue Davis who raised over £2,500 and Karine Jackson over £1,600 for the charity.

“Our charity Bike Ride has always been a great fundraising exercise for the charity. We really appreciate everyone’s enthusiasm and support for the Italian bike ride. Victor was outstanding and was so passionate in encouraging his peers to join him and help raise the much-needed money we need to help others. All the money the riders raised goes directly to the beneficiaries, so it’s great for them to know their hard work will really make a significant difference,” concludes The Hairdressers Charity President, David Drew.

Find our about the 2018 Bike Ride in Portugal here.

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

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 

Download our booking form.

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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 Richard Ward so make sure you tune in.

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Helping Hairdressers Day

This year we will be hosting the fifth Helping Hairdressers Day, on 29th June 2018, the last Friday of the month. Get the date in your diaries everyone! Lets come together to raise funds for fellow hairdressers’ in need.

 

Helping Hairdressers Day is an annual event within the hairdressing industry which focuses on everyone uniting and doing there bit. We need you, your salon and all hairdressing businesses to come together to raise funds for helping hairdressers in need.

It’s easy to get involved. Just pop the date in your diary and get planning your fundraisers! To get your Helping Hairdressers Day Fundraising Toolkit please visit our fundraise page.

So wether its a bake sale, fancy dress day or something more creative, dont forget keep up the purple theme and represent The Hairdressers’ Charity while having fun and raising money at the same time.

You can get some Ideas and Inspiration from previous Helping Hairdressers’ Day Events held by our amazing supporters!

Please do let us know if you are thinking of getting involved! Get in touch and tell us what you have planned, so we can shout about how great you are. During the event don’t forget to share your photos with us on social media using the hashtag #HHD18 and #HelpingHairdressersInNeed and tag us in:

Facebook @thehairdresserscharity     Twitter @thehaircharity      Instagram @thehairdresserscharity

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?