Sunday the 27th of July will mark the second annual Style For Life Day, an initiative by ELEVEN Australia with international charity Hagar in the fight to end global slavery. The national event asks salons to perform as many haircuts and styles as possible on that day, with all proceeds going towards Hagar.
Hagar Patron Rachel Griffiths with Joey Scandizzo
Hagar is a not-for-profit organisation which provides housing, education, training and other restorative processes to women and children who have faced terrible injustices. With institutions in Cambodia, Afghanistan and Vietnam, the charity changes the lives of so many suffering around the world.
Salons become a massive part of this process on Style For Life Day, which last year raised $21 000 which went towards supporting dozens of survivors in a Career-Pathway Program by Hagar. This program includes vocational training, placement and a viable career often in the hairdressing industry. Last year, these funds were raised by twelve participating salons, a number that has now more than doubled, raising expectations as well.
The second Style For Life Day will be on July 27th
Co-Creative Director Joey Scandizzo and the ELEVEN Australia Team recently visited Hagar’s Open Arm Salon in Cambodia themselves. There they hosted a master class, teaching the women hairdressing principles such as how to hold a scissors, section hair and cut on the right angle on mannequin heads. The experience was invaluable for both parties, sharing the team’s vital knowledge and showing the ELEVEN Australia Team just how important this cause is.
Many salons around Australia have already committed to donating their time, and salons can still sign up simply by emailing email@example.com.
For more information visit www.elevenaustralia.com/style-for-life
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