Suffice to say the third annual Style for Life Day was a success.
With the help of ELEVEN Australia, 55 salons nation-wide opened their doors to cut and style as many clients as possible. All proceeds went towards charitable organisation Hagar, which fights to end slavery in Cambodia, Vietnam and Afghanistan. The result was a phenomenal $59 000 donated to the cause.
Last year, the funds raised supported over 30 survivors of slavery through a three-year Hagar-led Career Pathway program, which included vocational training in the hairdressing industry, employment placement and case management. This year, funds exceeded last year’s effort by over $20 000, making the possibilities endless. Specialist trauma counselling, education programs and career opportunities will all be funded with the money raised, giving women and children affected an important and rare new start.
The event was attended by celebrities and celebrity stylists alike. Hagar Australia ambassador and Oscar-winning actress, Rachel Griffiths could be found at Luxe Cutters, Point Cook, joined by ELEVEN Australia’s Co-Creative Director, Joey Scandizzo, ABC 774’s Libbi Gorr and Collingwood Football Club’s star-forward Travis Cloke. Actress and Style for Life Ambassador Demi Harman could be found at both Joey Scandizzo Salon, South Yarra and Uva Salon, Prahan.
Mining Magnate Andrew Forest promised to duplicate the highest earning salon on the day, eventually equalling the Murphy Gozzard Hair Community’s impressive $11,000 total.
“With the support of the public, our ambassadors and incredible salons, we’re ecstatic with the amount raised this year and look forward to helping Hagar continue their inspiring work,” Joey enthused.
Those who took part are entitled to a heft pat on the back. Is there anything more fulfilling than cutting for a cause?
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