Hairstylists Against Hunger

Hairstylists Against Hunger logo. Please request a high res file for your own use.

Hairstylists Against Hunger logo. Please request a high res file for your own use.

Get your hair cut and styled and make a difference.

How will it work ?

On January 24th, hair salons across the UK are participating in an event which will replenish the stock in foodbanks across the UK. How will it work? Salon owners and their staff are donating their time and services, offering hair cuts, blow drying, or whatever they want, in return for non-perishable foods. Working in tandem with their local foodbanks, the food will be collected the following day as a donation.

Publicity?

This is a high profile event and is on the radar of local and national newspapers. Already, the event has enjoyed radio time and press coverage. You could attract your own publicity locally, supported by our efforts at a national level.

Political?

This is strictly a non-political event. We know that there are many families struggling to feed themselves through no fault of their own. We also know that foodbanks across the country are at an all time low following huge demand over Christmas. This is our chance to make a difference locally. Please try and avoid any political statements…or even politicians during this event.

How can we help?

We will provide you with pdf templates for your staff room so that you can ask for volunteers on the 24th (if you want to set another date, feel free to do so!). We will also provide you with pdf files listing the food that the foodbanks will gladly accept. We will also give you a list of foodbanks in the UK, if you need this. Finally, we will give you a pdf of a poster for your front window so that you can let the public know of your involvement. In short, we will make this as easy as possible for you!

Your next step?

Simply contact us by email on salons@defactosalons.com to register your interest. We will then post your details on the Hairstylists Against Hunger Facebook page as well as sharing this on DefactoSalons’ Facebook page. We will Tweet your involvement with an overall reach of thousands. We will post all participating salons on this website shortly, so you will also enjoy your name in lights here!

Good luck to all the salons involved so far!

Best wishes,

Marcus Macleod, MD Defacto Corporate Ltd

14 Responses to “Hairstylists Against Hunger”

  1. Hi I am very interested in participating in the above event.
    How do we go about this.

    Regards
    Karen
    Karen.fake.itstudio@hotmail.co.uk
    0121 744 7332

  2. Hi i am very interested in the above event but not sure how we go about entering into it. Can you advise please

    0121 744 7332

    Regards
    Karen ~Proprietor

    • admin says:

      Hi Karen, thanks for your message!

      Please let us know when you would like to do this event and we shall help in any way we can.
      Very best wishes!

  3. I am interested in taking part.
    Im going to talk to the team tomorrow.

    • admin says:

      Hi, thanks for your message!

      Please let us know when you would like to do this event and we shall help in any way we can.
      Very best wishes!

  4. We would privilege to join you all to make people aware of the problem we are having at home (UK)
    supporting our people for their life survival.
    HAIRSHAPES HAIR & BEAUTY/ WELLING /KENT DA16 3PG

    • admin says:

      Hi Mrs Demiral, thanks for your message!

      Please let us know when you would like to do this event and we shall help in any way we can.
      Very best wishes!

  5. Ron Sparks says:

    We would like to be involved in this worthwhile cause. Please let us have any details we can use to promote the event.

    • admin says:

      Hi Ron, thanks for your message!

      Please let us know when you would like to do this event and we shall help in any way we can.
      Very best wishes!

  6. Hello guys! This is an amazing initiative. Unfortunately our Salon is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
    But we are open for new activities along the year.
    Thank you,
    WW team

    • admin says:

      Hello dear friends!

      If you would like to do your event on another day, please feel free. Let us know when you are doing it so that we can help to promote and publicise your day. The most important thing is that you are supporting a wonderful cause. If you need any more help or advice, feel free to call us at any time.
      Best wishes from the Defacto Team.

  7. Marie kay says:

    We are interested in holding. Hairstylists against hunger day on 3/4/16 , can you give me any advice , regards Marie

    • admin says:

      Hi Marie….great news!

      There are a few steps to take in order to prepare for your big day…

      1. Contact your local foodbank so that they know exactly what you are doing, when and why. Ask if they have any publicity contacts that you could bothe benefit from.

      2. I have a flier for your staff room and another for your salon. I will email those to you this morning.

      3. Organise your volunteer staff so that they are happy giving up their day for this great cause.

      4. Make your offers to your customers (and to a wider audience). We have found that time in the chair is vital, so offer short services such as blow dry or simple hair cuts. Try to avoid full colour corrections as this takes so long.

      5. The food that you collect should be non perishable. Take advice from your local foodbank to see what is really needed.

      Finally, make sure you take loads of pics so that we can give you the biggest shout out possible!

      Thanks again for getting involved. If you need to talk through anything, feel free to call at any time on 0141 333 6535.

      Best wishes,
      Defacto Team

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