Helping Hairdressers Day Fundraising Ideas

Helping Hairdressers Day this year has an ‘all things purple’ theme this year, so we thought we’d give you a couple of ideas to kick-start your fundraising fun.

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Cake bake

Purple may not be the most obvious cake colour choice, but you could get creative with this. Skip the food colouring and try adding blueberries to vanilla cupcakes for a yummy treat to sell in the salon. Or just go all out and use the purple icing to decorate!

Dress up

Raise funds by having a purple dress up day. Anything goes with this, whether that’s just purple accessories, or a whole purple onesie, get donations from staff to join in with the fun, and get as creative as you can.

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Purple hair dye

Skip the ordinary colours and get straight to the purple. Get sponsored to have your hair dyed a crazy shade, or donate all tips from any purple colouring throughout the day.


Wear your heart pin

Help spread awareness of your industry charity by wearing your heart pin with pride. A great way to unite with fellow hairdressers. If you don’t have one buy yours here!


Decorate the salon

From balloons to bunting, flood the salon with everything purple. Another way to spread awareness of The Hairdressers’ Charity, and you can get some donations by running activities throughout the day.

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Purple social media takeover

Add a purple filter to all your social media posts for the day. This definitely includes everyone showing off their Helping Hairdressers Day activities with us, the more purple, the better. Don’t forget to tag us in all your posts on the day using @thehairdresserscharity #HelpingHairdressersInNeed #HHD17

Purple treasure hunt

Run a treasure hunt, and get donations to take part. Use purple prizes and make everyone a winner. Prizes could include everything from a bag of purple sweets, to purple hair products. Alternatively run this as a raffle.


How many sweets in the jar

Fill a jar with purple sweets, such as the purple quality street, or packets of parma violets and get people to guess how many are in the jar. The closest to the number wins the jar.

Donate a percentage of sales

This one’s for the brands in the hairdressing industry. For all your purple packaged products sold on 30th June, donate a percentage of this to helping hairdressers in need – an easy way to get involved!

Remember to let us know what you have planned on the day and keep us up to date on social media using @thehairdresserscharity #HelpingHairdressersInNeed #HHD17. And make sure you have your fundraising pack from us to help organise your day!