News added 01/03/18: Big respect to the new presidents of the Hairdressers’ Charity who have started their tenure in style. Sam Grocutt (owner of Essence PR) and Philip Sharp (for Affinage) confirmed their enthusiasm for the role by re-launching the annual fundraising ball, and bringing 200 guests together to raise cash and conscience in the process! Blending a dinner date with an opportunity to showcase their mission and upcoming fundraising activities, the hosts recognized supporters who have contributed much already, including Victor Pajak at Headquarters salon, who pulled in £11K on a charity bike ride last year. Bravo to him!
A President’s Award was made to Jeffrey Bonn, who has been influential in financial and management of the committee for many years, and news shared of beneficiaries endorsing the value of the Hairdressers’ Charity, including a touching tribute from a hairdresser Mitchell Chalmers. Paralysed from the waist down, he is now training at Bristol College and can purchase a fantastic wheelchair that gives him the mobility he needs to complete the course. We also heard about the launch of ‘Heart Team’ – sub group of the charity formed to focus on raising the charity brand visibility and focusing on support for children.
“The fundraising ball was an opportunity to share with a select audience of sponsors, supporters, manufacturers, hairdressers, industry professionals and media the importance of the industry’s charity, The Hairdressers’ Charity. It was a night to be thankful, remember why the charity exists and to encourage even more people to get behind our cause” explains Co-President Philip Sharp.
“Alongside fundraising for hairdressers in need, the night was also about encouraging people to share their knowledge of the charity to their network of friends and colleagues so that people understand what the charity does and how we help hairdressers in need. It’s a small but important charity and we need as many people in the industry to get behind us – whether that’s attending our events, hosting their own or just sharing the message of the charity. It all helps to get the message out,” concludes co-President, Samantha Grocutt.
News added 14/12/17: PR expert Samantha Grocutt (managing director at Essence PR) and Philip Sharp (brand director at Affinage) are announced as the new presidents for The Hairdressers Charity in 2018-19. Congratulations, both! Previously known as the Hair & Beauty Benevolent, this is our industry charity supporting hairdressers, or ex-hairdressers through hard times, be they troubled from financial, health or social hardship. Philip and Sam (left) have both served on the HC committee and promise to bring new initiatives to their roles. First project will be the ball on 19 February… we can recommend it! Full details above.
News added 31/08/17: A big shout out for support of the Hairdresser’s Charity who politely request you donate one hour of your day to your industry charity by doing what you do best – hairdressing! Yep, on 29 or 30 September, 60 minutes of your time can make a lifetime of difference to someone in need. It’s super easy to join in with no time required to plan a special event, all that you do is donate one hour of your time by donating all your sales from one hour of your day to the charity. You can encourage your team to get into the spirit of giving, too. Perhaps open one hour earlier than usual, or stay on one hour longer, or take an hour during the day? Your clients will be supportive we’re sure, and if you email to register, you’ll get some great promos to run on social media and spread the news.
To sign up to support One Hour, One Day, contact the Hairdresser’s Charity on 01234 831888 or email email@example.com
News added 20/04/17: Proving that giving is a beautiful thing, we’re loving this collection created by artistic team at Rainbow Room courtesy of The Hairdressers Charity. Suzie, Dylan and Diana from RR won the expenses paid shoot in a competition (whereby salons agreeing minimal annual donations were entered into a draw) and the chance to work with a dream shoot squad including Jack Eames, Darren Ambrose, Bernard Connolly and Kelly Sadler! Everyone worked from free, with Darren Ambrose declaring: “Unforeseen misfortunes can be devastating, and it’s so important that hairdressers have somewhere to turn in times of crisis….I’m delighted to be of any help within the process, and to help raise money. I can’t speak highly enough of this charity.”
Hair: Suzie McGill, Dylan Brittain, Diana Carson of the Rainbow Room international art team for The Hairdressers Charity. Art direction: Darren Ambrose at D&J Ambrose. Photography: Jack Eames. Make-up: Kelly Sadler. Styling: Bernard Connolly.
News added 09/02/17: The Hairdressers Charity teams up with Gleneagles to hosts its annual charity golf day. Head to the Scottish venue on Tuesday 16th May for the opportunity to play on a PGA Centenary course (the venue for 2014 Ryder cup), raise funds for our industry and have a fab, guilt-free day out at the same time. It’s a win win proposition.. providing you can swing a club of course
Places at £195 include a day of golf, breakfast, golf carts and a dinner in the clubhouse. There are also sponsorship opportunities available for the holes and awards – fee starts at £250.
For bookings and further information about the event please contact the office 01737 212494 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
News added 08/09/16: Telling it like it is, the erstwhile Hair and Beauty Benevolent (HABB) is eschewing its name of many years standing (1853 actually) and relaunching as The Hairdressers’ Charity. As well as giving much needed clarity to the work of the organization – which has struggled to gain awareness of its work to support hairdressers and ex-hairdressers who have been affected by illness, disability, bereavement or financial hardship – this move also makes them a registered charity for the first time. David Drew, president, explains: “As a registered charity, donations can be subsided with Gift Aid, and corporate companies can benefit from tax allowances.” Bravo to the committee (pictured left and above) who now comprise: chairman – Philip Rogers; president and vice president, David Drew and Hilary Hall; treasurer – Jeffrey Bonn; secretary – Teresa Frise; directors – Philip Rogers, David Drew, Jeffrey Bonn, Hellen Ward, and Phylis Mabey; communications – Sam Grocutt and Emma Seldon.
Take a look at their work and find a moment to consider how you can help: www.thehairdresserscharity.org #HairdressersHelpingHairdressers F: Thehairdresserscharity T: @TheHairCharity
News added 07/07/16: Celebrating a rainswept midsummers eve on 24 June, HABB second ever ‘Hairdressers Helping Hairdressers Day’ put a sunny spin on the day with a nationwide call for fundraising met by many salon businesses and organisations. Shout-outs to Not Another Salon in London who hosted a ‘no judgement policy’ day where the team celebrated London Pride and sold cupcakes and glitter doughnuts to bring in the money, and Martha Pountain in Hampton Wick whose Funky Friday funk tunes day was a bright idea. Seriously, HABB is dedicated to helping hair and beauty professionals facing difficulties. Could be you, one day. If To donate now: www.justgiving.com/hbb
News added on 27/03/16: The second edition of HABB’s Hairdresers Helping Hairdressers Day will take place on 24th June 2016 – an ideal way to express the love the hairdressing community has for hairdressers past, current and future. We urge you to get involved and help exceed last year’s figure of £20,000 raised to help the charity operate (£22K alone is the annual sum given to help children of hairdressers going through tough times). HABB’s mission is supporting hairdressers who have been faced with challenging circumstances such as sickness, having to give up work to become a carer, unexpected financial difficulties and bereavement. These cases are not discriminatory and could happen to any hairdresser in any salon in the country at any time. On 24th June, salons everywhere will dedicate time to fundraise – how about including you?
As an added incentive every hairdresser or salon that raises £75 or more on Hairdressers Helping Hairdressers Day will be entered into a prize draw to win a photo shoot with British Hairdresser of the Year Darren Ambrose, hair and beauty photographer Jack Eames and fashion stylist Bernard Connolly.
Getting involved is simple. Just pop the date in your diary (June 24th) and decide how you are going to raise money on the day. You can be as creative (or keep it as simple) as you want to, but some fundraising ideas that worked really well in 2015 included: bake sales, fancy dress days, bad/mad hair days, complimentary blowdries in exchange for a donation, donating percentage of retail takings on the day , donating a tip days. Don’t forget to raise plenty of awareness for your event before, during and after the fundraiser by sharing details and photos on social media using #HelpingHairdressersDay.
For more information about Hairdressers Helping Hairdressers Day or ideas about how you can raise money visit www.habb.org and download your fundraising toolkit.
News added 09/09/15: Great opportunity alert! Catch six of the best colour experts in the UK right now as they form an advice panel of experts at a special charity brunch in support of HABB. The date to remember is 26th October and the mash up of colourfulness is hosted by L’Oréal Professional Products (and helpfully promoted by the Fellowship for British Hairdressing), with the coffee pots and croissants ready for a 10am start. The line up includes Jo O’Neill, Lisa Shepherd, Sharon Peake, Jack Howard, Paul Dennison and Stephen Nurse; ensuring business nous and colour skills are thoroughly blended.
Tickets are £50
Call the free booking number: 0800 024 3448.
News added 27/08/15: Industry charity HABB is presenting the latest in their Women’s Networking Event that celebrates women in business as well as fundraising. On Tuesday 22 September you can hear words of wisdom and sound advice from President of Cosmetic Executive Women, Caroline Neville. A founder member of CEW in 1992 and then president for nearly 20 years, Caroline started her eponymous PR and marketing agency in 1962, and has a wealth of experience in the lifestyle, luxury goods, health and beauty industries. CEW UK now has over 1,000 members – executives in the beauty, fragrance, cosmetics and related industries. During her time Caroline has launched Cancer and Careers, CEW’s independent initiative for working women who wish to continue their careers after being diagnosed with cancer. In 2014, she led a group of CEW members to No. 11 Downing Street to meet the Chancellor of the Exchequer The Rt. Hon George Osborne MP, in recognition of the 15 billion pounds the beauty industry contributes to the economy and the over 500,000 people employed. Caroline is currently a part of the team working to take CEW global, building an international network of opportunities, via an interactive member directory, discussion communities and many more, which can be accessed by all members.
Date: Tuesday 22 September 2015
Venue: ghd Academy, 82-83 Dean Street, London W1D
Price: £35 (includes refreshments).
To order tickets, please call HABB on 01737 212494 or email email@example.com http://www.habb.org
News added 11/06/15:
Industry charity HABB is calling out for you to support one exciting day of fundraising activity to raise funds. “Do something whacky to get yourself noticed…” hmmm we can’t wait to see some great pictures of that. Most hairdressers need little encouragement to go off piste! But it’s all in a good cause so why not, and we lend our voices to the plea. So June 26th (that’s only two weeks away) is the date to remember. Start a plan and raise some dosh to help those on hard times or in need… for more details go to habb.org
And don’t forget… something whacky that you can tweet and Instagram… we’ll be watching!
News added 02/10/2014:
This picture makes us smile. Hayley Martin works at L’Oréal Professional Products and she’s one helluva special lady. Hayley lives with terminal bowel cancer, and used her experience to highlight that ‘it can happen to anyone’. Starring in her own shoot earlier this year (pictured here with her son) she promoted the work of the Hair & Beauty Benevolent (HABB). Beautiful. This in turn motivated colleagues across brands at L’Oreal Professional Products to emulate Hayley’s initiative. Right result. Together they’ve scooped £22,500 for HABB in the past few months. Still loving this picture. (Hair: Errol Douglas. Make-up: Lauren Mathis. Styling: Bernard Connolly. Photography: Andrew O’Toole. Film crew: Theo Shore.) From the employees at the Warehouse and Distribution Centre in Bury running a “Great British Bake Off” to the Logistics team’s 50 mile bike ride to all 22 bridges crossing the Thames inside the M25, and the staff at the London Head office in Hammersmith running a cake sale, a pop up Bar 255 event with raffles prizes including a visit to some top London salons, and a big in-house product sale.Hairdressers attending the L’Oréal Professionnel Portfolio Congress in Miami signed an Art Book during dinner at the Wynwood Café and then all bid to buy this autographed copy with the proceeds going to HABB.
For the first time ever a beauty company Decleor & Carita, which became part of the L’Oréal Professional Products Division earlier this year, got behind fundraising for HABB by holding a barbecue in front of their building in London N11 and setting up a Marquee in the Decleor Car Park. Meanwhile, the Essie team ran a Paint & Polish nail fundraising day.Finally the Matrix team ran a “Take Your Top Off” campaign throughout July. The prize draw incentive was launched to encourage colourists to sell colour in a fun and stimulating way, as a percentage from every tube sold was donated to HABB.
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