Our New Presidents’ Blog

Our New Presidents' Blog

So they’ve been in their new role for a couple of months and are already starting to make their mark. After hosting the Valentine’s Ball last month, and with plenty more planned; we thought we would get to know them a little more in our blog.  We posed ten questions to Samantha Grocutt and Philip Sharp, and here’s what they had to say…

How long have you been working with the charity? 

SAM: I think it was 2006 when Hellen Ward invited me to join, and to become part of the committee for The Hair & Beauty Benevolent. I’ve been part of The Hairdressers’ Charity since its inception, and I was Vice-President for two years.

PHIL: I was invited over two years ago by the previous president, David Drew, to be part of the fundraising committee.

Give us one word for how it feels to be elected President.

SAM: Rewarding.
PHIL: Honoured.

What is it about the charity that made you sign up?

SAM: I’m a strong believer in paying it forward; we need to be aware of those less fortunate than us, and do as much as we can to help them.

PHIL:  There are no final salary pensions in the world of hairdressing that I am aware of. Dedicated, creative and wonderful people work all of their lives in this industry, and on occasion they face horrendous financial and emotional hardship. The charity is a lifeline for these individuals, and if I am able to use some of my experience and contacts to benefit the lives of these people, then that is incredibly rewarding for me.

Give us a snapshot of your career in the hair industry so far.

SAM: I’ve been in the hair and beauty PR industry for over 20 years, and set up my own specialist hair and beauty PR agency in 2004.  I’ve always had a passion for the hair industry – my sister is a hairdresser and my brother a barber, so it’s definitely in our blood!

PHIL: I started working on the edges of the hairdressing industry as a haircare retail buyer for Superdrug, working with celebrity hairdressers such as John Frieda, Nicky Clarke and Trevor Sorbie. Realising I had a passion for the industry, I moved across to Wella and worked with some of their largest customers.

As the Managing Director of Great Lengths Hair Extensions, myself and the team made great strides with leading salons around the UK, which resulted in incredible commercial growth for the brand. Now I’m working on Affinage’s global brand development as the Brand Director. In this role, I work closely with the hairdressing community, co-ordinating regional, national and international hairdressing events, whilst working with the leadership team on the development of our commercial objectives.

To summarise, I have worked alongside major manufacturers and had exposure to stylists and salon owners from all walks of life, many of whom have become good friends within the industry. This does give me a unique opportunity to leverage those contacts and networks for the greater good of the charity.

What fundraising have you done in the past and what would inspire someone else to do the same?

SAM: I’ve been involved in lots of fundraising over the years – from quick, simple monthly donations to organising fundraising talks with some of the most influential women in business.  It’s a matter of just getting on with it and making it work for you and your time. Fundraising can be all singing, all dancing or just simply a donation – whatever works for you.

PHIL: I have done quite a few things now for the charity, many of which have involved having a little fun along the way. I organised two walking treks (the Three Yorkshire Peaks and the Brecon Beacons) with the Affinage team, which were great team building events. I attended the Mallorca bike ride in 2016, organised raffles at Affinage events for the charity whilst getting my hands dirty on the stand at Salon International, selling charity badges and lucky dip tickets. My efforts have now contributed to over £10,000 of income for the charity.

What little-known fact about the charity do you think we need to share?

SAM: We are one of the country’s oldest charities (in one guise or another!) and began as the Hairdressers’ Orphan Fund in 1853 (actually, we think it may be even older than this!). I think it’s very apt that as a giving and fulfilling industry we are actually so old. It just shows what a caring profession the hair world is.

PHIL: I think people forget about the heritage of the charity. A few weeks ago, I was privileged to see some old minutes for the charity when it was known as The Hairdressers’ Orphan Fund. This book was dated 1940. I think it is fabulous that the charity has been supporting the industry for generations, and yet our charity is as relevant today as ever.

An on a personal note:

Your guilt pleasure?

SAM: I’m in PR – it’s all about the champagne for me!

PHIL: I am originally from Harrogate, so I will have to say an excess of Yorkshire Puddings!

Last good read?

SAM: I’ve just finished a trilogy by Justin Cronin. It’s a futuristic supernatural story about humanity. Scary but un-put-downable!

PHIL: At the moment, I am midway through a book called “iGen” by Jean M. Twenge. This book is an insightful read into the generation that have grown up with iPhones and mobile devices.

What does your perfect Sunday include?

SAM: Chilling with my husband, Phillip, whilst we go for a Sunday roast in our local, and a good bottle of red wine, then heading home to read a book (and drink more wine) and snuggle with my Bengal cat, Pushka.

PHIL: A sunny day in the garden having fun with my two children, topped off with a BBQ and a few friends to catch up with.

Best piece of advice/quote to live by?

SAM: You have two ears and one mouth for a reason, remember that!

PHIL:  Knowledge is power but execution is king, if you want to be successful or help others you can’t just think it, you have to go out there and do it. This is my motto and this is why I work hard at putting into practice the things I put my mind to.

Our Valentine’s Ball Success

 

New Presidents

The good and the great gathered together recently at the Grange City Hotel, London; to network, fundraise, and help raise the profile of the charity.
Hosted by Co-Presidents Samantha Grocutt of Essence PR and Philip Sharp of Affinage Salon Professional, the night shared the charity’s vision, mission and upcoming fundraising activities with the 200-strong audience.

We recognised those who have been instrumental within the charity; the Jayne Henderson Award for Fundraising was presented to Victor Pajak of Headquarters for his involvement in the organising of our annual charity bike ride, which raised over £11,000. The President’s Award was given to long-standing supporter of the charity, Jeffrey Bonn, who has been influential in the financial management of the committee for many years. Unfortunately, due to illness, Jeffrey was unable to attend the night – his award was collected by long-term friend and Chairman of the charity, Phillip Rogers.

We shared with the audience how donations raised by your fundraising is distributed to beneficiaries. The charity’s mission to Help Hairdressers in Need was successfully demonstrated with the help of one-off support beneficiary, Mitchell Chalmers, who was invited to the ball to share his inspiring story over adversity. Following a tragic life-changing accident that saw Mitch paralysed from the stomach down, he undertook a crowdfunding project to raise funds to purchase a stand-up wheelchair that would allow him to train as a hairdresser at his local Bristol College. On the night, the charity played a heart-warming film detailing Mitch’s plight, and invited him to the stage to share his story with the audience.

The evening was also an opportunity to announce the first ever Heart Team; a high profile, passionate group who will be the industry face of the charity. Presented on the night by Toby Dicker from The Chapel, the Heart Team will be working collectively to raise the charity brand and its story, with a focus on the child beneficiaries.

The 2018 team includes Toby and Amanda Dicker of The Chapel, Victor Pajak of Headquarters, Ella Johnson of Richard Ward Hair & Metrospa, Linda and Alan Stewart of Rainbow Room International, and Lorenzo Colangelo of The Gallery.

Not only were our guests treated to bubbly at our drinks reception, and a sumptuous three-course dinner, they were kept suitably entertained with key messages, fundraising activities such as Heads & Tails – which raised an astounding £1,760, and saw the winner walk away with dinner at The Grange Hotel and an appointment with London’s newest Style and Blow Salon – entertainment from renowned mind reader Graham Jolley, plus DJ and dancing, along with a superb goody bag, kindly donated by the sponsors of the charity.

“The fundraising ball was an opportunity to share with a select audience of sponsors, supporters, manufacturers, hairdressers, industry professionals and media the importance of the industry’s charity, The Hairdressers’ Charity.  It was a night to be thankful, remember why the charity exists, and to encourage even more people to get behind our cause” explains Co-President Philip Sharp.

“Alongside fundraising for hairdressers in need, the night was also about encouraging people to share their knowledge of the charity to their network of friends and colleagues, so that people understand what the charity does and how we help hairdressers in need.  It’s a small but important charity, and we need as many people in the industry to get behind us – whether that’s attending our events, hosting their own or just sharing the charity’s message.  It all helps to get the message out,” concludes Co-President, Samantha Grocutt.

We would like to thank all of those who showed their support for us at the ball, and all of our brilliant event sponsors: L’Oreal, Wella Professionals, Affinage Salon Professional, ghd, Revlon, Schqarzkopf, Goldwell, BaByliss Pro, National Hairdressers’ Federation, Fellowship for British Hairdressing and Wonderful Life – thank you for who making such a night possible.

To see snapshots from the event, head to our Facebook page: http://ow.ly/H4ce30iH4jI

 

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.

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.

 

 

Introducing our new 2018 Presidents

Today we have announced our elected Presidents for the 2018-2019 tenure as Samantha Grocutt and Philip Sharp, jointly. The new Presidents will continue the excellent work of outgoing President, David Drew.

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Samantha Grocutt, Managing Director of hair and beauty PR agency Essence PR, has served on the charity committee for over ten years, both in its guises as The Hairdressers’ Charity, and formerly The Hair and Beauty Benevolent. Samantha has been instrumental in implementing and overseeing many successful fundraising initiatives during this time, and her passion for the charity, combined with an envious black book of contacts, will be a considerable benefit during her two-year tenure.

“Our industry charity is a small but worthy cause that helps hairdressers in need. We’ll be looking to secure as much support as possible from those in the industry during our time – whether that’s financially, or by helping us spread the message of what we do and who we help. The hair world is exceptionally giving and if we can just be remembered as one of your annual causes then it’ll help us reach our £200,000 annual target to help others.   But, it’s also just as important that people know about the charity, so that they can request support when they need it. It’s going to be a challenging but rewarding time,” concludes Samantha Grocutt.

Philip Sharp is the Brand Director of Affinage Salon Professional. Philip has been a part of the charity committee for the last 2 years, working closely with the team on the development of the charity, whilst actively managing many initiatives to raise funds, with remarkable success. Philip has a wealth of contacts across the industry having held leadership positions for many major global brands within the haircare market. Philip’s connections and breadth of commercial and marketing experience will be a major asset to the charity’s development over the next two years.

“I am delighted to have been elected Joint President alongside Samantha Grocutt, who is an invaluable ambassador for the charity. It is a great honour to be a part of such a dynamic and dedicated team who serve the charity supporting an industry I am so passionate about. I would like to personally thank David Drew who has done an incredible job as President.  There does remain, however, so much more that we can do. The Hairdressers’ Charity is a lifeline for hairdressers who have fallen on challenging times. As we now move forward with our work, I would like to use this opportunity to welcome any hairdresser or professional within the industry who is considering supporting the charity to please get in contact with the team or myself as there are so many ways in which we can direct you to help raise much needed funds for this fantastic cause,” says Philip Sharp.

The Hairdressers’ Charity has been established to support hairdressers and ex-hairdressers who have been affected by illness, disability, bereavement or financial hardship. With over 300 applicants requesting help each year, the charity will rely on the support of the hairdressing industry to provide help for those who need it most.

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.

Teams signed up so far:  Charlie Miller, Creightens, Hair and Beauty World, ghd, L’Oreal, Proffessional Beauty Systems.

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

To see who has already signed up as a sponsor, please scroll down.

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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