HAIR AID

WHAT WE DO BEST


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ABOUT HAIR AID

Hair Aid Inc. is an Australian not for profit organisation that sends teams of hairdressers to poverty stricken areas to work directly with people in need, to teach them hair cutting skills. We work with the poorest of the families so they can learn the skills required to increase their livelihood, which allows them to earn money to feed, clothe and house themselves and their children. Our work is generally focused on street dwellers and in slum communities, but we also work with migrant groups and indigenous people.

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HOW WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE

The success of Hair Aid (Manilla) has seen over 1,500 people trained in haircutting skills. Hair Aid has now expanded to include this training in Australia. Hair Aid Inc. (Australia) is a continuation of the Hair Aid (Manilla) project transferred into Australian communities. The training is delivered to rural and remote locations for long term unemployed, homeless, minority groups (indigenous, migrants, domestic violence sufferers, women in harm) and new migrants in Australia.

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MAKING IT HAPPEN

Hair Cutting training programs are known as Livelihood Empowerment Programs. The work Hair Aid does, provides homeless and economically disadvantaged individuals with a hand-up to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency. Hair Aid Inc. benefits participants by offering a free five-day Livelihood Empowerment Program based around learning hair cutting skills. By engaging and participating in a training program, participants are empowered to create a brighter future for themselves and their families.

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HOW WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE

The success of Hair Aid (Manilla) has seen over 1,500 people trained in haircutting skills. Hair Aid has now expanded to include this training in Australia. Hair Aid Inc. (Australia) is a continuation of the Hair Aid (Manilla) project transferred into the Australian communities, delivered to rural and remote locations for long term unemployed, homeless, minority groups (indigenous, migrants, domestic violence sufferers, women in harm) and new migrants in Australia.

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03.

MAKING IT HAPPEN

Hair Cutting training programs are known as Livelihood Empowerment Programs. The work Hair Aid provides homeless and economically disadvantaged individuals a hand-up to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency. Hair Aid Inc. benefits participants by offering a free five-day Livelihood Empowerment Program based around learning hair cutting skills. By engaging and participating in a training program participants are empowered to create a brighter future for themselves and their families.

Without our sponsors, we would not be able to do what we do, in the beginning, it was near impossible

BUT NOW IT IS , SO THANK YOU…..
Richard and the team at Unity Agencies Pty Ltd., have supplied Hair Aid with Wahl clippers for the last three years. Wahl products are enduring and professional, giving Hair Aid the edge when training.
Norris Hair Supplies support hair, beauty and nail professionals and has provided resources to ensure Hair Aid’s training programs in Manila.
International and multi award winner Caterina Di Biase is a three-time winner of Australian Hairdresser of the Year, and has twice won the prestigious AIPP awards. Caterina supports Hair Aid by seeking sponsors and attending the Manila projects,as well as working directly with street and slum communities.

Hair Jamm

Developed by hairdressers for hairdressers and preferred by salon artists with style conscious clients for today’s contempory fashion styling and hair care.

Kylie Sutherland

Is an Independent sales agent in the north Sydney NSW area who has supported hair aid by approaching companies to support our Hair Aid Equipment bank for OZ and Overseas projects.
The team at EverEscents are foundation sponsors of Hair Aid. EverEscents offers a range of Organic shampoos, conditioners, treatment and styling products. The range is 100% Aussie made and sold through hair salons.
Denman products are used, enjoyed and endorsed by hairdressers in more than 60 countries worldwide. Denman International have provided brushes, combs and marketing resources to ensure the participants have the tools they need to complete the training.
Contour College specialises in Hairdressing, as well as Make-up and Beauty Therapy training.

SSH Australia

BenniTognini – Emiliano Vitale: The purpose of Ssh! is to deliver an unpredictable creative exploration into the creative minds of leading hair artists from around the world, sharing this with our audience in an experiential educational journey of the creative unknown.

Philip Barwick

Educator: Barwick Blades: Muse, by definition, is ‘an artistic force personified’ and that has been the mantra for creative hair artisans Roger Bowshall and Philip Barwick ever since they opened the doors to their first salon nineteen years ago. Since then Muse has evolved from a modest hairdressing salon, set up by two great friends, into a multi-award winning business that’s regarded as one of Australia’s most creative and progressive hair institutions.
Aussie Hair Guru founder Bernie Craven is also the founder of Hair Aid’s five-day training program and has supported Hair Aid with the development of the training programs since inception.
Aussie Hair Guru provides in house and online Hairdressing Training & Education for the hair industry.
Zen Master Scissors have been involved in the hairdressing industry for 30 years, with the input of some of the world’s most successful hairstylists. Zen Master Scissors have donated scissors to support Hair Aid’s projects.

Sharon Blain Education:

Sharon Blain, World Acclaimed long hair educational artist .Having spent over four decades toiling her craft and perfecting her skills, Sharon Blain is one of the most lauded hairdressers and educators in the world today. Winner of Hair Expo Australia’s Educator of the Year title four times and been inducted into Hair Expo Australia’s Hall of Fame Award.

Marie Nieuwoudt

BeMe Hairdressing Salon in North Lakes, A Hair Exclusive Salon with Award Winning Hairdressers. Internationally Published this Creative Team constantly support Hair Aid through knowledge, support and fundraising campaigns.

Get Naked: Educators

Who gave their time for free to raise funds for Hair Aid – Caterina Di Biase-BenniTognini-Tom White-France Khaames-Joe Giampa-Jamie Furlan-Simone Lee-Nikki Tsoulis-Sue Morgan-Pauline McCabe-Hiawe-Callum-Hamish-Stevie Corthine-Shaun McGrath-Wayne Wayniac Pepe-Lance-Liufau-Clare McCulloch-Lisa Muscat-Mia Devries-Max Laban-Sharon Blain-Steph Beelairs and Head Graffiti team, Julie-Anne Jefferies and Perriots Team, Sony- Barber Boy.
Pete and Russell from the Excellent Edges team are the creators of the ‘Knife, scissor, and tool sharpening’ training. This provides a skill set for men in their communities to earn money.
Excellent Edges – Scissors for the serious.
EzyDry has supplied Hair Aid with eco-friendly disposable towels, which are perfect for hair and beauty salons, spas, gyms, healthcare facilities and hotels.

Scissor Empire

Are professionals working in the industry every day…. Who know and understand the tools of the trade. Their hairdressing and barber scissors are sourced from the finest manufacturers in Japan and Korea

Annette Buchanan

Is a book keeper who supports Hair Aid by helping to make sure we maintain our books and are compliant with all the rules and regulations in our day to day running of the charity.

ESTABLISHED SINCE 2010 OUR FOUNDERS AND SQUAD HAVE COME ALONG WAY

CHANGING LIVES THROUGH TEACHING OTHERS

1.

2010

First project (known as Kuya Collaborative) trains seventeen families in sewing skills at the Kuya Centre.A request to include hairdressing in the training was made.

2.

2012

Hair cutting training begins. Forty families trained.

3.

2013

80 families trained with hair cutting

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2014

Twice yearly hair cutting training continues. Partnerships with communities are formalised, providing sustainability for projects in the future

5.

2015

In 2015 Hair Aid is expanding their program to Australia. Working with the long term unemployed and the homeless, Hair Aid Inc. plans to conduct four Australian training programs providing the opportunity to use this experience as a stepping stone into a TAFE course or an apprenticeship.

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2016

Twice yearly hair cutting training continues. Locations are increased from two to four for each project. The first Australian project is run. Introduction of the Hair Aid Community Cuts (HACC’s)

7.

2017

Introduction of Bali projects

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2018

To find out on Hair Aid initiatives for next year, please contact us here

WHY NOT GET INVOLVED BY CHANGING LIVES THROUGH TEACHING OTHERS OR SPONSORING WITH INDUSRY TOOLS?

Our aim is to establish hair dressing connections globally that supports the vision of Hair Aid