Friday 29th June saw our favourite fundraising day of the year: Helping Hairdressers Day 2018. Hairdressers, stylists, salons and industry experts all came together and got creative to raise much-needed funds for hairdressers in need, right here in the UK. Now in its fourth year, the theme was purple and white, to help focus on spreading awareness for our charity. With many salons and businesses sharing their day of “FUN-raising” on social media, and even running online auctions, we think this could have been our best Helping Hairdressers Day so far! Seeing everyone join together to raise funds and awareness for our industry charity was, as always, amazing. Here are just a few of the salons that got involved…
The lovely people at Akito ran a Euromillions Lottery Draw, and offered a pair of their Kenshi Scissors and an Orbital Razor as a prize worth £285! Numbered balls were sold for £5 via Justgiving, and the winner was the first number to be drawn from the Euromillion Lottery on the day. They raised an amazing £235! It was finally won by Georgia Bann from Twisted Scissors.
Staying in-keeping with this year’s theme, Avant Partners’ Marketing Administrator, Abbie, had her hair coloured purple and we love it!
Darrel Hall and his team went all out to get involved this year and had a two-day event! They got dressed up, organized a raffle, and offered discount services in the salon, with the money earnt coming to us. They raised a brilliant £175 and had a blast!
LetLew, salon owner of OneTwoSix, added a touch of colour by creating his own acrylic artwork and selling it on to his clients. He managed to raise an amazing £225 for his creativity!
The team at Richard Ward Hair dressed in white for the day in memorial of their team member, Jayne Henderson, and to help raise awareness for our cause.
The ladies at Sarai Hair and Beauty got really busy this year. Going all out on the purple theme for the salon decor and matching outfits, auctioned off their services and sold raffle tickets for the chance to win a box of purple products. They raised an amazing £428 for our beneficiaries!
The team showed their support with a purple-themed bake sale and purple prosecco, along with a raffle. They also offered a £5 deal on braids which proved really popular.
Purple-mania set in at Spencer Lynch hair as they all dressed in purple and decorated the salon. They sold coffee and cakes on the day, and ran a charity raffle, raising an amazing £189!
The team at The Hair Room supported us with a raffle. They sold tickets for just £2, offering an amazing goodie bag as a prize, and raised an incredible £600!
Georgia Bell, owner of Twisted Scissors, made plans to join in at the last minute and we’re so glad she did. She decided to keep her salon open until midnight on the day, and asked clients who came in to donate what they thought their service was worth. This, along with an impromptu raffle, raised a brilliant £640!
Not forgetting our office team running a Tombola at the NHF offices.
Thank you to everyone who got involved, it was such an amazing, fun-filled day! We’re still jealous that we couldn’t visit everyone!