Salon holds “cut-a-thon” in support of charity Hair Aid

SUNDAY trading at B’Me Hair Salon will be no cut and dried affair as staff sharpen their scissors for charity Hair Aid.

The salon is holding a “cut-a-thon” to raise funds to send B’Me hairdresser Holly Sharpe to Bali where she will share her styling skills with people in need to help them earn a living.

Salon owner Marie Nieuwoudt said nine hairdressers from as far as Childers would gather at the salon to cut hair on the day.

As well as the haircuts, there will be raffles and a sausage sizzle held during the event.

Ms Nieuwoudt said a number of local businesses had donated prizes for the raffles which included cash, cakes, vouchers, haircuts and more.

Ms Sharpe, 25, said she was looking forward to making the trip.

“I have never been to Bali before, it will be an amazing experience,” she said. “I thought, I have a skill so why not use it to help people.”

She will be one of 10 hairdressers heading to Bali in September for Hair Aid.

Ms Sharpe is no stranger to doing charity work as she cuts hair for people who are homeless and also supports the Starlight Foundation.

She was also recently named the first Australian ambassador for American firm, Crazy Color.

The cut-a-thon runs from 10am to 4pm and 30 people have so far registered.

Ms Nieuwoudt said the registrations meant at least $1200 would be raised and there are still about 20 spots vacant.

WHO: Holly Sharpe from B’Me Hair Salon

WHAT: “Cut-a-Thon” event to raise funds for Ms Shape’s trip to Bali for charity Hair Aid

WHEN: Sunday, 10am to 4pm

WHERE: 4/9 Discovery Dr, North Lakes