Sloans of Lave Cove has joined with Youthworx in their pop-up salon program on behalf of the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Spearheaded by Sloans of Lane Cove Director Scott Sloan, this amazing initiative sees the salon team visit hospitals around Australia to provide pampering mini make-overs to terminally ill children and adolescents.

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Members of the Pop Up salon team

The program has been running successfully for four years and will continue throughout 2014. The addition of Youthworx, the Australian Hairdressing Council’s Youth Division, will help with increased demand and foster young talent in the most rewarding of endeavours.

The partnership began on the 2nd of July, with a pop up salon at the John Hunter Children’s Hospital in Newcastle and then another at Sydney’s Westmead Children’s Hospital on the 7th of July. Youthworx members from local salons supported the Sloans of Lane Cove team, while the make-up was provided by long-term beauty partner Napoleon Perdis.

“The Youthworx program exists to effectively connect like-minded, driven young stylists with other creative artists to offer them a platform to showcase their talents and to provide various experiences they may not have otherwise had knowledge of or access to,” explained AHC CEO Sandy Chong. “Providing the chance to assist on social responsibility initiatives, such as this, sits at the core of what Youthworx is about, so we are grateful to Scott for offering this chance to our members.”

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Scott Sloan gives a makeover at the Pop Up salon

“The Sloans team are so excited and proud to continue to work with such an amazing charity organisation,” said Scott Sloan. “It’s also been incredibly rewarding to take this to a new level by involving the next generation of hairdressing talent through the AHC Youthworx. Having had Sloans team members take part in Youthworx, I have seen for myself what this program offers and I am excited to take on a mentor role through the Starlight partnership. It’s so important for our industry to give back, and by involving the future industry superstars in initiatives like the –pop-up salons’, we are ensuring that this message will reach the next generation in the most engaging way.”

Youthworx will be bringing their members together to work on Pop Up Salons in major Australian cities throughout the year. Sloans of Lane Cove will continue their strong relationship with the Starlight Children’s Foundation by working to raise $6500 in order to grant a wish for a sick child. The online donation page can be found here.

By including Australia’s younger styling generation in a superb initiative, Sloans of Lane Cove and Youthworx  are ensuring a philanthropic spirit will pervade the hair care industry for years to come.

For more information visit www.sloans.com.au or call (02) 9420 4880