Indonesia February 2020

10th-14th February 2020

The Hair Aid 2020 Indonesia Project has attracted much interest! So much so, that if you are keen to come along, you should register ASAP and pay your deposit to secure your spot quickly.

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Dates: Project runs from 10th-14th February 2020. You will need to be in Indonesia by Sunday 9th February 2020 for team training and cultural inductions. You can leave Friday after 7pm 14th February 2020. Flights can be extended if you want to stay longer, or you can fly in a few days earlier.

Where: Training locations will be in and around Bali, Indonesia, within an approximate taxi drive of 30 mins each way of our accommodation.

Who: Volunteer hairdressers and beauticians, teaching women in critical poverty how to cut hair and do manicure/pedicures. All volunteers are housed in the same accommodation.  Volunteers will be in teams of 2-4 and will travel to locations daily as a group. 

Costs: $AUD1,800 (USD$1,300)

Fundraising: Hair Aid Inc. is a registered charity with tax deductible status. Fundraising activities can be conducted to raise the costs of the project. Hair Aid can help you with this.

Payment Options: via credit card or PayPal. The $500 non refundable deposit is due immediately at the time of invoice. You can then either pay in full OR to pay off your project over time, select 'pay now' on the due dates. The project fee needs to be finalised 1 month prior to the project start date.

What is included: Six nights accommodation (starting Sunday night 1st September 2019), resource purchases, ground transport, project insurance, team tshirt & cap/hat, administration and logistics costs (project facilitation and management, project transportation, translators, graduation certificates, celebration cakes, location costs, hall hire, etc).

What is not covered: Flights, personal medical insurance (must have), food, drink/s, personal items, travel to/from airports at home town.

What we do there: If you fly in Saturday you are responsible for booking and paying for your own accommodation hotel somewhere, or the Project leader will book you an extra night at the project accommodation which costs an additional $44. 

Sunday, we wait for everyone that is flying in, get everyone settled in the accommodation, do some food shopping, find a place for a lazy lunch, then we do induction/cultural training, go over the training manual, in the afternoon.  Resources are packed and location teams are formed. Volunteers are placed in teams of 2-4 and will travel to locations daily as a group. Monday morning, we eat breakfast at the accommodation and then teams travel to the training location and begin the five day training program. Every day a driver will take Hair Aid teams to and from the locations.  Monday morning we teach how to use hair cutting tools, head shapes, how to section hair and how to do a straight cut.  We work on live models.  We usually gain models from the local community, friends or family, and even workers in local businesses. By the end of the first day, the trainees should have cut 2 – 3 straight cuts. We finish training at 4pm each day. We take a break for lunch when it suits the trainees. 

On day 2, Tuesday, we teach how to diagonal forward and backward and layers. Again, we train on live models, so that the trainees are learning on real live people. By Tuesday afternoon the trainees should have cut 2-3 more hair cuts.

On Wednesday we teach graduation/bob cut. 

Thursday is when we teach men’s cuts. This is a wonderful day as many people have gained great skills by now and they can confidently do 2 – 3 men’s cuts in a day!

On Friday we demonstrate a few different styles, encouraging the learners to see what they can achieve with more practice. Then we hold a celebration party, and everyone that has completed the training, and can do the haircuts gets a personal certificate from Hair Aid. They then also get a scissor kit, with scissors, clips, comb and a cape all in a closed bag so that they have the tools accommodation and enjoy our last debrief and evening meal together. Volunteers can leave the project after Friday 7pm.

Next Steps

Complete the sign up form HERE and we will send you everything you need to secure your spot on the project!

Please let me know if there’s any further information you require – happy to have a phone chat!