Global Cut-a-thon FAQ'S

The Inaugural Hair Aid Global Cut-A-Thon is being run 26th May 2019.

Hair Aid has registered this event a Guinness World Record attempt for "Most money raised for charity in 24 hours by haircuts".  Hair Aid will be running this event every year as its major fundraiser!

How does it work?

The Inaugural 2019 Hair Aid Global Cut-A-Thon will be held in communities, towns and cities around the world.

Hairdressers will come together as teams all around the world, find a salon or space to work from and cut hair for donations.

Do I have cut hair for 24 hours straight?

No. Teams can cut hair for as many hours as they choose, but the cutting must be done in the 24 hour period set by Hair Aid. This year the date is Sunday 26th May 2019. Some salons are cutting for three hours, some for six, some for 12 hours. Teams select the amount of hours that suits them as a team the best.

For the inaugural Hair Aid Global Cut-A-Thon the cutting period will commence at 8.00am (AEST) on Sunday 26 May in Brisbane, Australia and run for 24 hours. Salons and independent hairdressers around the world will commence cutting based on how 8.00am AEST corresponds to their own timezone:


Cutting begins Saturday 25 May 11pm - Sunday 26 May 10.59pm 

USA and Canada:  

Cutting begins PDT Saturday 25 May 3pm - Sunday 26 May 2.59pm

Cutting begins CDT Saturday 25 May 5pm - Sunday 26 May 4.59pm

Cutting begins EDT Saturday 25 May 6pm - Sunday 26 May 5.59pm

Sweden:  Cutting begins Sunday 26 May 12.00am Sunday 26 May11.59pm


Cutting begins (QLD, NSW, VICTORIA, TASMANIA, ACT) Sunday 26 May 8.00am - Monday 27 May 7.59am

Cutting begins (SA and NT) Sunday 26 May 7.30am - Monday 27 May 7.29am

Cutting begins (WA) Sunday 26 May 6am - Monday 27 May 5.59am

How do I plan for a Cut-A-thon in my salon?

Hair Aid has developed an action plan with some tasks that you can follow. It's set out so that you can begin planning eight weeks prior to the event, but it is easily modified if you sign up with less weeks to plan.  

Can you explain how a Cut-A-thon runs in easy terms?

Salons gather a team of hairstylists that can come together on the chosen date (26th May 2019 this year) and cut hair for donations. A space to hold the Cut-A-Thon is decided on. Usually salons use their own premises.   Salons sign up to participate in the event on Hair Aid's web page.  There is no cost to sign up.

Hair Aid will contact the salon once they are signed up and send our an action plan to help salons prepare. 

Awareness of the world wide event is done through the Hair Aid social media pages as well as on the salon's own social media. Hair Aid supplies social media posts and images for individual salons to use. Hair Aid will help salons write to their local newspapers and television stations to get coverage of the salons participation in the event. 

Clients and community members are asked to book a spot and come in on the day to get their hair cut and donate the money for the service. On average the price clients are asked to pay is between $40 and $50 for a haircut and blowout. Some salons do men's cuts for $20, some charge normal prices. 

In the lead up to event donations for raffles are sought. Raffles tickets are sold prior and on the day.

On the day monies are donated for haircuts and blowdrys.  All monies raised are donated to Hair Aid to support the work Hair Aid does.

I'm a solo hairdresser. Can I participate?

Yes, absolutely. There's two ways you can participate. Firstly you can do the haircuts on the day from you own salon alone. Or you can join in with another salon and work with their team for the day.  Hair Aid will be happy to help find solo hairstylists salons in and near their locations.

I can't do the haircuts on the day. Can I do it a day earlier or later?

Yes, but haircuts done outside of the 24 hour period cannot be counted towards the Guinness World Record attempt.