The Committee


The Hairdressers’ Charity is managed and run by two committees of volunteers: the management committee and the fundraising committee. The committees are headed-up by Presidents, Sam Grocutt & Philip Sharp and Vice President Hilary Hall.

The Management Committee

This committee of representatives from industry bodies and former hairdressing professionals meet monthly to discuss recent applications and oversee the smooth running of the charity.

Presidents – Sam Grocutt and Philip Sharp

Sam Grocutt and Philip Sharp
Samantha Grocutt, of Essence PR, and Philip Sharp, Brand Director of Affinage Professional, have been elected join-Presidents for The Hairdressers’ Charity for the 2018-2019 tenure.  Sam, serving ten years on the committee, and Philip, two years, they have both been instrumental in the transition to form the new charity and fundraising initiatives.   Read further about their appointment here.  

The Fundraising Committee

Made up of current and former hairdressers, representatives from the corporate sponsors and professionals who work in other aspects of the hairdressing industry, this committee organise the fundraising events.

Vice President – Hilary Hall

Hilary HallHilary Hall is the Chief Executive of the National Hairdressers Federation, the UK trade association for hair salons, barbershops and beauty salons. She was on the HABB management committee since 2013. Hilary was a driving force behind the decision to move the former Friendly Society, HABB, to a new charity The Hairdressers’ Charity. She says: “It’s heart-breaking to read the stories about how people’s lives have unravelled, often due to physical or mental illness, bereavement, abusive relationships. Everyone we help has worked in the hair industry so it’s great to be able to give a helping hand to get them back on their feet.”


The two committees are supported by an administration team who oversee applications and ensure that the charity runs efficiently on a day-to-day basis. 


For more information about the charity or to discuss ways that you can get involved, please contact or call 01234 831888.