Keep learning and donating with Hearts 4 Vic, which is into its third week of online education, offered for free to Victorian hairdressers and with all other donations converted into grocery vouchers for hairdressers struggling in Melbourne with stage 4 salon closures. This week, the bold initiative hopes to surpass $5500 in donations, so dig deep to be a part of that.

Nicole Healy

Hosted on the Aftermath HairEd Facebook platform, the four-week program has been showcasing inspirational creative sessions every Monday evening, and business and wellness specific sessions in their Wednesday Mentoring Marathons, which are helping salon businesses with relevant training and shared business ideas in the current COVID environment.

Bernadette Beswick

Organised by Kobi Bokshish, Adam Ciaccia and Julie Mahony, the initiative is encouraging donations of all sizes at, with contributors gaining admission to the inspiring agenda.

Kristian Tognini

Week 3 kicked off on Monday with bold creative sessions, headed by Adam, who taught cutting, and followed by a cutting and then braiding workshop from Lyndal Salmon and Ailli Puss, respectively.

On Wednesday night, patrons will learn about social media, communications and other business insights from an all-star program, consisting of Nicole Healy, Leanne Cutler, Julia Piantadosi, Bernadette Beswick and Kristian Tognini.

Leanne Cutler

As a sneak peak, next Monday’s creative sessions will feature a barber-focused agenda from names such as Pete Walstab, Nazsr Lamy and JB Mazzella, and INSTYLE’s own editor Cameron Pine will feature in the business teachings on Wednesday night.

It’s going to be a big couple of weeks as this initiative marches on, so keep being inspired and donating to Hearts 4 Vic.