Charity Events

This is How The Industry is Giving Back This Christmas

by lydiah / last updated December 19, 2019

In November and December lots of brands and salons have been feeling the festive cheer and raising money for charity. Here at HJ we have a collection of charity events to inspire your businesses sense of giving back this Christmas.

Bcreative for the Hair & Beauty Charity

Salon owner and hairdresser, Emma Holt from Bcreative Hair in Taunton, Somerset has recently raised £200 for the Hair & Beauty Charity through selling sweet treats to her customers.

Emma said: “After attending the charity ball, my colleagues and I thought our industry’s charity was a worthy cause and we wanted to offer our support and fundraise for them. As a salon, our goal is to make a difference to people’s lives not just by creating beautiful hair, but by creating smiles too. My amazing team and I aren’t just hairdressers to our clients, we provide advice, give confidence, kindness and supply them with tea, coffee and biscuits! In return my clients support our salon and the charities we help.”

The Hair & Beauty Charity, formerly known as The Hairdressers’ Charity is recognised as the official charity for the industry since 1853. The Hair & Beauty Charity is devoted to supporting hair and beauty professionals in need. The charity offers financial support to people and their families facing difficulty, such as illness, bereavement and financial hardship.

Alongside Emma’s fundraiser for the Hair & Beauty Charity, she has opens up her salon several times during the year to the homeless and less fortunate, supplying them with sleeping bangs, toiletries, food and haircuts.

Co-president of The Hair & Beauty Charity, Samantha Grocutt commented: “Emma’s fundraising efforts have been wonderful, we are so grateful for her enthusiasm and support of the charity. We hope that others can see Emma’s fundraising efforts and be inspired to do something similar within their salons too.”

Salon Supplies and Pietranera Support The Hair & Beauty Charity

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Salon Supplies, will be donating 2.5% of all Salon Supplies’ Pietranera sales in 2019 to The Hairdressers’ Charity.

The Hairdressers Charity, the official charity of the hairdressing industry, now called the Hair & Beauty Charity, dates back to 1853. It was established in order to help hairdressers who have been affected by illness, disability or bereavement of financial hardship.

Over 300 applicants are requesting help each year. Thus, the charity relies mostly on the support of fellow hairdressers and companies in the industry to enable those in need.

This year, Salon Supplies has partnered with Pietranera, internationally renowned furniture brand for Italian design and production. They have decided to donate 2.5% of all Pietranera sales in 2019 to the ongoing charity initiative. Up until the 30 November 2019 the charity had raised an incredible £3,202 so far. 

Ian Aherne, managing director of Salon Supplies, said of the joint project: “We are delighted to be involved in supporting The Hairdressers’ Charity whilst encouraging our customers to buy into our newest exciting brand.” He also added: “We are absolutely thrilled to partner with the prestigious Italian brand and look forward to bringing the brand to a new audience.”

Mint Hair and Beauty

Mint Hair and Beauty, in Twickenham recently showed their support for Movember by dyeing seven locals’ moustaches the colours of the rainbow.

Mint Hair and Beauty’s salon owner, Dan Benson was approached by the group of locals, asking if he could help them achieve their target of raising £2,000 for men’s health issues, which includes prostate and testicular cancer, as well as suicide prevention.

In response, Dan created the idea of the rainbow effect with moustaches on 30 November, where he decorated the salon in a Movember theme for the charity.

The fundraisers were £40 short of their £2,000 target, so Dan kindly added the final donation to ensure the group achieved their goal.

Rush Hair’s Collaboration with Girls V Cancer

Rush Hair, known for its commitment and support to the hairdressing industry, the brand has collaborated with Girls V Cancer, a charity founded to support those affected by cancer.

The charity was founded by Lauren Mahon, a breast cancer survivor, who battled the illness three years ago. The organisation provides women with a source of support, offering people affected by cancer help and guidance through times of hardship, whilst making them feel empowered and a part of a community.

Lauren and her team are continually working towards changing the way people view cancer, to support this aim she collaborated with the creative team of Rush Hair, with education director Paola Pinto.

Paola commented: “To be a part of this incredible movement with Lauren is an honour. Both Lauren and her team are a true inspiration and are establishing a great community network for those affected by cancer. On each campaign we are so lucky to meet some amazing people and making them feel good about themselves is something I am truly honoured to be a part off.”

Barrie Stephen Hair donates £2,200 to Animal Aid

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70 Barrie Stephen team members, clients and friends gathered at The Pear Tree restaurant in Woodhouse Eaves for a festive eventing, with the goal of helping the charity, Animal Aid, rescue and re-home 400 dogs and cats.

£2,200 was raised with guests going home with a whole variety of raffle prizes donated by local businesses.

“It was a real party atmosphere,” said Barrie. “Meeting the needs of those in our community is a big priority for me, and I love how we’re contributing to helping another organisation. We are happy to step in and partner with Leicester Animal Aid to see their plans succeed and to get behind their drive of providing care for beautiful animals.”

Rainbow Room International Christmas Single Charity Campaign

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The Rainbow Room International salon in Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, wanted to raise money for The Teenage Cancer Trust in a unique way, so the director and owner David Nicolson and his styling team created the idea of a Christmas single to raise money for the charity.

Over the years, the Royal Exchange Square salon have been hugely successful with their Christmas singles and have created a variety of different songs, all written, produced and played by the salon.

Each song includes all the Christmas music elements, with sleigh bells, cheesy lyrics and a bunch of hairdressers as vocalists. The song needs to sound jolly and fun to encourage clients to listen and purchase the single.

The Royal Exchange Square salon has worked with The Teenage Cancer Trust for many years now, raising over £30,000 since their first Christmas single charity campaign.

Bloggs Salon Raises Money for Save the Children Charity and Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

The two Bloggs Salons, Gloucester Road and Harbourside, based in Bristol, are raising money for charity through a variety of initiatives this month.

On 13 December, both salons took part in a Christmas jumper day and all the staff donated a minimum of £2 to their chosen charity Save the Children.

To encourage clients to get involved with the charity, a raffle was created by the salons, which offered their clients a chance to win prizes such as a blow-dry and cut or a blow-dry treatment.

Bloggs Salons’ second charity is also running throughout December, with Bernie Gomm, a partner of Bloggs’ doing a 401 advent calendar challenge, running a mile for the 24 days of Christmas. Bernie started with running one mine on the 1 December, leading up to the final 24 miles on the 24 December.

In total, Bernie will be running 300 miles, with members of the hair team running along side him to help reach Bernie’s target of £2000. All proceeds will be donated to the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.

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