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Hair UK 2019 Raffle Winners

Thanks to everyone who put their hand in their pocket and got involved in the Hairdressers’ Charity raffle at the HAIR UK show, we had some great prizes of education days to give away. The winners were selected LIVE on the charity’s Facebook page on Tuesday 21st May – a full list of winners can be found here.

Education Day with Ben Brown Hair

Winner: Ticket 21

Education Day with John Lewis Moore

Winner: Ticket 213

Education Day with Wella Generation NOW Team

Winner: Ticket 67

Education Day with Zen Luxury Hair Extensions

Winner: Ticket 14

Education Day with Karoliina Saunders

Winner: Ticket 23

Education Day with Twisted Scissors

Winner: Ticket 66

Education Day with MW Education

Winners: Ticket 62, 212, 206, 16, 52, 51, 65, 24, 201 and 11


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Reach The Peak: Alan Howard Team Climb for The Hairdressers’ Charity

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Nine team members from Alan Howard took part in the National Three Peaks challenge, with all money raised going to The Hairdresser’s Charity.

The brains behind the plan was Paul Brooks, Alan Howard Sales Manager for Matrix, Sexy Hair and Nanokeratin System, who had the initial idea to do the challenge as a team activity, before seizing the opportunity to use it to help raise funds for a charity close to the industry’s heart.

Alan Howard Three Peaks Challenge by numbers:

  • 3 peaks climbed including Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike, and Snowdon
  • 23 miles (37km) walked
  • 24 Hour time limit
  • 462 miles driven
  • 3064 metres (10,052ft) of ascent
  • Over £3000 raised for The Hairdresser’s Charity

Battling some fierce storms along the way, not to mention overcoming sleep deprivation, as well as, physical and mental fatigue, the team completed the challenge within the 24 Hour time limit and raised an incredible amount of money for the charity.

Of the challenge, Paul said: “We are big supporters of The Hairdressers Charity and the amazing work they do helping hairdressers in times of need. Doing the National Three Peaks Challenge was a fantastic way for us to raise much needed funds and also to increase awareness of the charity amongst our customers, who at some point in their career as a hairdresser, may need financial or emotional support due to ill health or other hardship.

The challenge itself was an amazing experience from start to finish and despite some challenging conditions, we worked together, supported each other and had plenty of laughs along the way.”

5 Minutes with a Fundraiser: Georgia Bell

We took five minutes to speak to Georgia Bell, owner of Twisted Scissors Hair Salon and Helping Hairdressers Day fundraiser, to find out how she pulled everything together at the last minute to raise an amazing £640.


Twisted Scissors Hair Salon Helping Hairdressers Day


Give us a quick run through of your Helping Hairdressers Day fundraising.
Whilst our involvement was pretty last minute, I wanted to come up with an idea that was quirky and interesting for our client base. I wanted to be able to raise as much money as we could at a fast rate because it’s a charity that means a lot to me and my salon. I thought about how myself and Twisted Scissors could utilise our creativity in the best way to raise you lovely lot some cash, and that’s when the idea ‘pay us what you think it’s worth’ came together.

From 6pm until midnight, we did anything our clients wanted from cuts to colour corrections, and they decided their own bill. Of course, we had a little party too to add to the atmosphere, with raffle prizes donated from local independent businesses. Clients made cakes and a local restaurant supplied pizzas. It was a lot of fun.

You decided to join in on Helping Hairdressers Day at the last minute. What made you want to get involved?
Yes, it was a last-minute involvement, but it’s something we felt we had to do because it’s an amazing charity. The charity means so much to myself and my team because it’s so involved in the industry. It’s great to know there’s some support for hairdressers, and that there’s an incredible charity there to support people that have dedicated so much to our craft if something goes wrong. It’s a charity for all of us and that’s something really special.

Did you find it difficult getting organised for your fundraiser in just a few days?
I wouldn’t say I found it difficult; being honest I’d say it was exciting. The response we got from the idea was fantastic – better than I had hoped. Everyone got involved and helped to provide a high-energy atmosphere.

What was your highlight on Helping Hairdressers Day?
The highlight for me was working together as a huge team; not just my staff but also our clients and local businesses. I did my best to involve as many independent local organisations as I could, in order to really help us create an exciting buzz and a strong sense of community.

If you had the chance to do your fundraiser again, would you do anything differently? Did anything work particularly well, or was simply much more fun to do?
Whilst I really did enjoy the atmosphere and the quick turn around with the idea, I’ll definitely allow myself a little more time next year! I’ll keep the concept the same, although I’ll add a couple of changes. I think with more time we could add in a few more ideas to make even more money for the charity.

If given more time we certainly would have used the marketing materials from the charity, but with it being such short notice we used our own social media platforms to advertise the event.

What tips do you have for other hairdressers looking to get involved in helping hairdressers in need?
Just go for it! Supporting charities is a great thing, but with The Hairdressers’ Charity, you’re supporting you, your industry and your career. That’s what makes this charity so special.

Did you find it difficult to persuade your customers to give to a charity they do not know? 
No. We are based in a small town with a strong sense of community, and our clients show huge support to myself and my team. We are known locally for some of our colourful creatives, so bringing what we do into our fundraising really helped us here.

We can see from your social media that you’re very active in your community. Give us an example of something you’ve done recently to give back.
Myself and my team feel it’s important to give back. The first Sunday of every month we provide a ‘quiet session’ for children on the autistic spectrum. We eliminate sounds and smells and offer longer time frames for children on the autistic spectrum, providing a safe space for both parent and child.

Stay up-to-date with Georgia and her teams’ work at Twisted Scissors by following him on social media:

Facebook: @twistedscissorsrotherham
Instagram: @twistedscissorssalonbarbers

Many thanks to Georgia and her team for all of your hard work and amazing efforts on Helping Hairdressers Day this year. We’ll look forward to seeing what you’ve got planned for the future!

Full Terms and Conditions for The Hairdressers’ Charity raffle 2018

The Hairdressers’ Charity Raffle 2018 (the “Raffle”) is licensed by the Gambling Commission under the Gambling Act 2005.

Promoter: The Hairdressers’ Charity, First Floor, 1 Abbey Court, Fraser Road, Priory Business Park, Bedford, MK44 3WH.

Responsible Person: Jean Kelly.

All profits raised from the Raffle will go towards supporting the work of The Hairdressers’ Charity.

Registered Charity Number: 1166298 in England and Wales.

  1. By entering the Raffle, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. Any Raffle entry and participation instructions form part of these Terms and Conditions. Any entries not complying with these Terms and Conditions will not be valid.
    2. This Raffle is open only to individuals aged 16 years or over who live in Great Britain. Any person who has entered the Raffle and who is found to be under 16 years of age will automatically forfeit any prize. The Promoter reserves the right to require proof of identity and age.
    3. The Raffle is not open to employees of the Promoter.
    4. The cost of each entry into the Raffle is £1 per ticket.
    5. Additional tickets may be requested by emailing or by calling 01234 831888. The amount of additional tickets sent out will be in the absolute discretion of the Promoter.
    6. Payment for participation in the Raffle must be made in advance and can be made by debit card, credit card or cheque made payable to The Hairdressers’ Charity. Payment cannot be accepted by CAF vouchers.
    7. The prizes are as described on the Raffle website at . Specific prizes may be subject to additional terms and conditions, which shall form part of these Terms and Conditions.
    8. The closing date is 24th January 2019. All Raffle entries sent by post must be received by The Hairdressers’ Charity, First Floor, 1 Abbey Court, Fraser Road, Priory Business Park, Bedford, MK44 3WH by this date. Tickets received after this date will not be entered into the draw and monies will be treated as a donation.
    9. The Raffle draw will take place on Thursday 31st January 2019.
    10. The winning entries will be selected from all entries received by the closing date and prizes will be awarded in order of selection. Only tickets for which full payment has been received will be eligible to win a prize.
    11. Prizes are subject to availability and the Promoter reserves the right to substitute any prize with another prize of equal or greater value. Prizes are non-transferable, non-negotiable and no cash alternative will be available. The person named on the Raffle ticket stub will be the only person entitled to the prize.
    12. The cash prize will be transferred directly into the winners’ bank accounts or paid by cheque (at the Promoter’s discretion) within 28 days of the draw.
    13. Winners will be notified by post within 28 days of the draw.
    14. A list of the titles, surnames and Home Counties of winners will be available at or by sending a stamped addressed envelope to The Hairdressers’ Charity, First Floor, 1 Abbey Court, Fraser Road, Priory Business Park, Bedford, MK44 3WH. This list is for information purposes only and, subject to point 17, prizes shall be awarded only to winning entries as recorded during the draw.
    15. By entering the Raffle you agree to provide a photo of yourself, and to the Promoter using this photo and your title, surname and home county in relation to you being a winner of the Raffle, including on the Promoter’s website at, and on promotional materials relating to the Raffle and related activities.
    16. The Promoter will use your personal information for the purpose of administering the Raffle.
    17. The Promoter reserves the right to reject your entry and/or award any prize to an alternative winner if the Promoter has grounds to believe that you have breached any of these Terms and Conditions, acted fraudulently or illegally, or on other reasonable grounds and the Promoter shall have no liability to you for any loss or damage arising from the Promoter exercising such rights. The Promoter shall return any amounts already paid by any entrant found to be under 16, but is not liable to return any amounts already paid by any other entrant, and any such refund the Promoter makes will be solely in the Promoter’s discretion.
    18. If a prize cannot be paid or delivered (as applicable) using the details provided to the Promoter; or
    any cheque payment from the Promoter remains uncashed after 3 months of the date of the draw, this prize will be forfeited.
    19. The Promoter reserves the right to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend the Raffle in whole or in part in the Promoter’s sole discretion.
    20. Subject to paragraph 21, the Promoter shall not be liable for Raffle tickets, entries, communications or prizes which are lost, stolen or delayed in the post, damaged or illegible, from which the prize winner or entrant cannot be identified or, in the case of postal entries, which have insufficient postage (proof of posting is not proof of receipt). Any late bank payments. The Promoter’s failure or inability to contact you and/or award any prize due to any errors, omissions or inaccuracies in the contact or bank details you have provided or your failure to update these if they change. Loss or damage incurred by you in connection with your participation in the Raffle or your use of any prize. Any failure or delay beyond the Promoter’s reasonable control.
    21. Nothing in these terms and conditions shall limit the Promoter’s liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence, fraud or for any other matter for which liability may not be limited by law.
    22. The Promoter may amend these terms and conditions at any time, but will notify you of significant changes before these come into effect.
    23. These terms and conditions are governed by English law and entrants submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
    24. The Promoter’s decision in all matters relating to the Raffle is final. In the event of a complaint or dispute relating to the Raffle that cannot be resolved to your satisfaction, you can request that the matter be referred to the Independent Betting Adjudication Service which provides Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) services to help resolve such complaints.
    25. The Promoter is committed to operating the Raffle in a socially responsible way.
    26. If you would like more information about raffles and lotteries please go to If you are worried about your gambling or that of someone close to you, GamCare is the UK’s leading authority on the provision of support, advice and counselling to people affected by gambling problems. If you or someone you know needs help or advice call their helpline 0808 8020 133 or visit for the Raffle are:



7 Easter Fundraising Ideas

Easter is just around the corner, and knowing that we’ll never let the chance of a little fundraising pass us by, we’ve found 7 brilliant Easter-themed fundraising ideas. Perfect for getting staff and clients involved, these ideas give you an easy way to raise money for your industry charity, whilst having a little fun along the way!

1. In-salon Egg Hunt

It goes without saying that no-one is ever too old for an Easter egg hunt. So why not hide your Easter goodies around the salon, and ask for a donation from those wanting to take part? Add a little incentive, and guarantee that no-one will come away empty handed with a chocolate prize for everyone.


2. Decorate an Egg Competition

A classic Easter tradition!  Provide the eggs (make sure they’ve been boiled!) and anything needed for decorating, and ask for a small donation to enter an egg. Take names and phone numbers so the winner can be contacted, and be sure to send them a little something in congratulations.


3.  Easter Themed Bake Sale

Think bunny-shaped biscuits, hot cross buns, crème egg brownies. Ask your staff to get baking, and sell what’s been made to your clientele. Everyone’s got a sweet tooth around Easter, no doubt they won’t be able to resist! The hardest part will be not eating the lot yourselves!

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4. Best Bonnet Competition

Get your staff to put on their thinking caps and compete to make the best Easter bonnet. Get creative – the more outlandish, the better!  Ask clients to vote on their favourite for a small donation.

If you wanted to include clients in this competition, however, you could set up a craft table with the essentials for making a bonnet, and ask for a small fee to enter.

5. Giant Easter Egg Raffle

Raffles always go down a treat, and with a giant Easter egg as the prize, there’ll be no doubt of it! Sell tickets for 5 for £1, and encourage clients to try their luck. Alternatively, make up an Easter themed hamper and include it in a raffle.

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6. Easter Themed Hairstyles

Be bold and get sponsored to dye your hair, choosing from a variety of Easter colours. Pastels, pinks, baby-blues, maybe a little bit of green? The more out-there, definitely the better!

7. How Many Mini Eggs in the Jar

Fill a jar with Mini Eggs, and ask people to guess how many there are in it. Whoever gets closest to the right amount wins the jar!

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We hope you’ve found some eggcellent inspiration; and don’t forget to share your efforts with us on social media #HelpingHairdressersInNeed.

The Raffle Winners

Monday  saw the big draw for our raffle with the lovely Richard Ward and we are pleased to announce the winners as follows:

  • £1000 cash donated by our Chairman, Phillip Rogers WINNER: Ticket No. 00869 Jean Marie 
  • A day with Mark Hayes, Sassoon International Creative Director WINNER: Ticket No. 01135 Peter Keistan
  • 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.  WINNER: Ticket No. 01397 Shaun Christie
  • An inspirational day with a leading guest artist for Wella worth over £300.  WINNER: Ticket No. 01385 Anthony Lavin
  • HOB Academy course day with Akin Konizi WINNER: Ticket No. 01427 A. Kahlat
  • Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer worth £299 WINNER: Ticket No.01391 Shaun Christie
  • Akito Hawk Scissors worth £250 donated by Akito Scissors WINNER: Ticket No. 17264 Isobel Eaton 
  • Nocturne styler from ghd donated by LWPR WINNER: Ticket No.44043 Ian Davies
  • Goodie Bag of Richard Ward and Tangle Angel products WINNER: Ticket No.  02526 Agnes Leonard
  • Goodie bag of Schwarzkopf products – six sets WINNERS: Ticket No. 03326 Ross Charles; Ticket No. 48131 Monti Mountney; Ticket No. 34401 Eoin Mehmet; Ticket No. 01175 Tony Designa; Ticket No. 02487 Ben Forrest; Ticket No. 01149 V. Strain
  • Goodie bag of Electric Hair products WINNER: Ticket No. 15984 Barbara Comerford 
  • Goodie bag of Cantu Hair products WINNER: Ticket No. 01068 Hilary Knight 
  • Goodie bag of Salon System lashes and nail products WINNER: Ticket No. 01127 Jess Martin 
  • Ferrari fragrances gift set WINNER: Ticket No. 03224 Tom Darling 
  • Goodie bag of Fudge hair products WINNER: Ticket No. 01170 Nicky
  • A pair of complimentary VIP tickets to a Fellowship Masterclass (complete with backstage passes) WINNER: Ticket No.  00039 Simon Shaw regifted, and won by Ticket No. 16426 Tina.

Well done to everyone who won.   The team have contacted most winners already, so if you have not already heard from us please call Jean on 01234 831888.

To see the draw, please watch the Facebook Live Video.

A huge thank you needs to go to all the companies and individuals who donated prizes, supported the raffle by selling tickets and especially those who bought a ticket.  We raised an amazing £3,657 to help hairdressers in need.



WIN a pair of Tickets to Schwarzkopf Professional’s European Essential Looks Show

Our sponsors Schwarzkopf Professional have kindly donated FIVE PAIRS of tickets to their Essential Looks trend showcase next month.

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Schwarzkopf Professional’s trend showcase will take place in the capital on 14th May, at the Grade II-listed Troxy theatre, with a stellar line-up of hairdressing talent taking to the stage to bring to life 2017’s biggest hair trends.

Taking to the stage for the spectacular show this spring will be:

    • Kim Vo, USA
    • Tyler Johnston and Lesley Jennison, UK
    • Hooker and Young, UK
    • Bundy Bundy, Austria
    • X-presion, Spain

And it’s not just the experts on stage who will be representing Schwarzkopf Professional’s international reach – the audience will also include salon accounts from across the globe. Gathered together for one epic night of hairdressing, it’s going to be unmissable. For more information and the chance to be there head to Schwarzkopf Professional’s website page.

The tickets are worth £175 each and all we are asking to get your hands on a pair is a £5 donation to the charity.  Yep that’s right!    So what’s stopping you text HAIR17 £5 to 70070.   If you are feeling extra generous you can donate more and for every £5 you donate we will match this with an extra entry to the competition.

Full T&C’s are available here:

Good luck.  The competition will close at midnight 1st May and we will announce the five winners of the pairs of tickets on the Tuesday 2nd May via Social Media.

5 Minutes With a Fundraiser: Sarai Hair & Beauty

Hair and beauty salon, Sarai, in Berkshire, have been an active fundraiser of ours, helping to raise much-needed funds. We thought it was about time we quizzed them, for another 5 minutes with a fundraiser.

 What inspired you to become a fundraiser for The Hairdressers’ Charity?
We have been raising money for a number of years and previously nominated a salon charity each year. I feel this is a fantastic charity that focuses on people in our industry and really helps them get back on their feet. You never know when you might need it!


What ways have you been fundraising?
We have been trying to make our clients aware of the charity and the last fundraising evening we had was the late night shopping event in Crowthorne High Street. We have always made it a charity event and this most recent evening we decided to focus on The Hairdressers Charity. We offered free face painting, nail painting and hair braiding for the children, in which we asked a small donation to the charity.


How successful have your fundraisers been?
We think it’s important to support as many charities as possible so over the years we have tried to do a number of events within the salon with some events being more successful than others. Previously, we have done Race for Life, a charity Halloween abseil, carnivals, dress up and dress down days, dry January, raffle prize events and each time it’s an all-inclusive team event with a lot of money being raised within the salon and individually by the girls.

Do you have any plans in the future for more events?  
Yes, we’re planning to do a number of events this year. Some of the team are going to do a 10K run and we are looking into other events such as the Colour Run. We will, of course, have the Christmas event and we’re also planning on doing a week when we all donate our tips. There are also the regular events we love to get involved in every year, such as Red Nose Day, and then there are local charities we support, such as Together for Freddie.

 What do you love about fundraising? 
It’s fun. Working in a team to raise money gives you a big buzz, it’s great for team building and we find it so rewarding when it’s for such a great cause. We’re always thinking of new ideas.


What has been your highlight in a fundraising event?
A great highlight of the teams’ was when we had a float in the Crowthorne Carnival on a huge lorry, which was donated for the event by another local business. This charity event is always good fun but was made more special as we won first prize for the float in the Crowthorne Traders category.

 What are your top tips for a successful fundraiser?
Do things as a team. Not only can you raise more money as a team, but each person individually can help towards the combined goal to raise money.

5 Minutes With a Fundraiser: Lorenzo Colangelo

Active committee member and salon owner of The Gallery, Lorenzo Colangelo is next up for our 5 minutes with a fundraiser.  

What inspired you to become a fundraiser for The Hairdressers’ Charity?
I’d seen the work of the charity at various events and always thought it would be good to be involved more. Following some success at the business awards, it was a great opportunity to give something back. When I was asked on to the committee I was thrilled, to share a table with some amazing industry heroes, it’s always a joy!

What ways have you been fundraising?
As a salon, we have tried various ways to fundraise. Keeping things fun is always good for morale and if you can raise money whilst having fun it never feels like work or effort. We have had raffles in the salon, that run alongside events, and that showcase a particular service we want to promote. We also hold an annual golf day for our customers and friends. This is the biggest fundraiser and is such a fabulous day.

How successful have your fundraisers been?
We raised £5,000 on last years’ golf day which we were thrilled with. We are aiming to double that this year! But you must not be put off by big numbers, it’s more about getting small amounts from a wider audience that matters. The more people aware of the charity the better.


Do you have any plans in the future for more events?  
We have our annual golf day coming up 9th June 2017, which is going to be held at West Kent Golf Club. It’s about enjoying a day with customers & friends and playing a game of competitive golf.

What do you love about fundraising?    
As a hairdresser, first and foremost, I love to make a difference to people and to make them happy. The great thing about fundraising is that there is always a beginning a middle and an end to any project large or small. In our day to day work, we work with people on an ongoing basis, so it changes the day a bit and your normal routine. It’s always nice to make a positive difference.

What has been your highlight in a fundraising event?
The highlight of any fundraising event is giving. There are many other benefits such as team building, project managing, sharing the success of an event, but it has to be handing over a cheque, that you know will make a difference – that tops the lot!

What are your top tips for a successful fundraiser?
Top tips for any fundraising event are to keep things simple. One of our easiest things to manage is our raffle – it works a treat every time. Keep the event well communicated throughout, communicate your goal and celebrate the success.

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5 Minutes With a Fundraiser: Sharon Malcolm

We caught up with Sharon Malcolm, from Multi Award Winning, Sharon Malcolm Hairdressing for another of our 5 minutes with questions; here’s what she had to say.

What inspired you to become a fundraiser for The Hairdressers’ Charity?

I’ve fundraised for years now and it is just part of who I am. No one knows what tomorrow will bring because anything can happen at any time. I want to support my peers from the industry as I hope they would support me, I think it’s important that we’re all supporting each other.Sharon Malcolm

What ways have you been fundraising?

I do a 6 mile jog every year in the Belfast Marathon and hold a coffee morning with our local beauticians in the area which make up for the main sources of donations. The magi bobbles are also a big hit on the reception desk as well as the collection box.

Do you have any plans in the future for more events?  

Yes, we’re pleased to announce that we have a gin and nibbles night planned for early June! We’re joining up with the local beauticians on 2nd June 2017 6-9:30 pm in the salon.

What do you love about fundraising?

I love holding the coffee morning because it brings the community together as we work alongside the beauticians, which creates a great atmosphere on the day. The marathon is always a challenge but I always have fun. 2016 I ran with my team member Lisa, whilst raising money for 3 different charities.

What has been your highlight in a fundraising event?

My highlight was receiving the President’s Award at The Fellowship a number of years ago for all my fundraising.

Any tips for other fundraisers you can share?

Just have fun with whatever you decide to do, and always try to get as many people as you can involved because it creates a lovely atmosphere. Make sure there’s always sponsorship forms around the salon for people to donate, alongside collection boxes for those spare pennies!