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Introducing the Heart Team

The Heart Team

The Hairdressers’ Charity has launched its first ever Heart Team; a passionate group within the charity who will be the industry face.

The hairdressers, from across the country, will be working collectively to help raise the charity brand status and our story, with a focus on raising funds for the child beneficiaries the charity helps each year. It will be an annual initiative, and new members to the Heart Team will be announced each year.

The 2018 Heart Team members include:

 

“Our Heart Team members are hairdressers who have approached us and asked how they can get more involved. They want to encourage their fellow hairdressers to get behind the industry charity and help raise funds and the profile in simple but effective ways. The 2017 One Hour, One Day campaign we launched was through the Heart Team, and helped to raise £5,000 in just one day,” explains Samantha Grocutt, Co-President of The Hairdressers’ Charity.

“We’ll be working closely with the Heart Team throughout the year to hear their thoughts on new fundraising initiatives and how we can get our important message out to their fellow hairdressers. The passion of the Heart Team is contagious and their reach of hairdressers across the country is vital to get our story heard by more people. Our charity is about helping hairdressers in need, and who better to do this than other hairdressers,” concludes Co-President, Philip Sharp.

 

Follow their progress on their dedicated page and following them on social media.

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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!