World Barber Day is Fast Approaching – Here’s How To Get Involved
World Barber Day will be held this year on Monday 16 September and the build up has started today. A global initiative in conjunction with UNICEF, the initiative encourages barbers to unite and raise funds to help protect and educate children all over the world.
For 2019, World Barber Day has partnered up with The Bluebeards Revenge and they have more than doubled their registrations this year. Even if you haven’t registered yourself, you can still urge clients to donate. If you register now they will be on the list to receive a pack next year.
Barbershops can support World Barber Day in a many ways and it all starts by registering your store, completely free, online here. Once registered, you will receive a free welcome pack that contains promotional items to help show that you are supporters/participants of World Barber Day.
You can show your support by encouraging clients to make a donation on the World Barber Day festival website, organise an event or have a special offer in-store to raise awareness or simply just spread the word on your social media platforms using the #worldbarberday. Donations will be handled by the JustGiving platform with funds going directly to UNICEF.
In return for registering, participating shops will be highlighted on World Barber Day’s social media platforms on the run up to, and over, World Barber Day weekend. They will be listed on the website as official participants and will receive a fundraising pack with, among other things, decals for store windows and mirrors.
The event founders want barbers themselves to be the brand ambassadors of World Barber Day. Upon registration they contact each barbershop individually asking them to send photos of their store and team so that they can highlight them.
The World Barber Day initiative was first launched on London’s Magic FM in June with Saoirse Ronan, James Nesbitt and Ronan Keating discussing it.