An easy online form is available for Victorian hairdressers in need of financial, mental or wellness support, as made possible by Hair Aid. Victorian hairdressers can apply here for financial assistance, as raised by the Hearts 4 Vic program, a month-long online educational event that digitally gathered and inspired the industry and raised much-needed donations in the process.

Over nine different nights and specific business and wellness or creative sessions, Australian hairdressers turned up to learn and offer their funds to help Melbourne hairdressers who have financially struggled with the stage 4 lockdown. Now, a confidential application process will make way for a professional and ethical selection process so that these hairdressers in needs can claim their funds.

Julie Mahony

“Support will be provided in the form of digital grocery vouchers or mental health support as well as referrals for those who are in domestic violence situations,” said Selina Tomasich of Hair Aid. “Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their approval three days after their official form has been submitted.” The program advises The Genius Scan app as a practical tip for scanning the necessary documents for the form.

Kobi Bokshish

More than $15,000 was been raised through Aftermath HairEd creative sessions, combined with committee member Jenni Tarrant’s Industry Friends with Helping Hands Go Fund Me page and the Hearts 4 Vic business mentoring marathons. All donations over $2 were tax deductible and donations are still welcome, despite the program finally coming to a close.

Adam Ciaccia

Congratulations once again to those who pioneered this inspiring effort – Kobi Bokshish and Adam Ciaccia, founders of Aftermath Hair Ed, alongside the Hearts 4 Vic committee members, founder Julie Mahoney of Perriot’s Perth, Jenni Tarrant of Bond Hair and Beauty, ACT, Selina Tomasich of Hair Aid, Sharon Blain, Jenny De Oliviera of Aveda, Pauline McCabe of Rock, Paper, Scissors, Freemantle and Leanne Cutler of Siren Marketing.

Remember to keep donating at https://www.hairaid.org.au/donate