Congratulations on taking the step to find out more information about joining the Hair Aid Inc. Manila Project in July 2020! Hair Aid has worked in Manila for ten years and we have wonderful friends there now~! We are expecting to have 20 on the team, 12 have already signed up!
Payment Options: via credit card or PayPal. A $500 non refundable deposit is due immediately at the time of invoice. You can then either pay in full OR to pay off your trip over time, select 'pay now' on the due dates. The trip fee needs to be finalised 1 month prior to the project start date.
What we do there: For those that fly in Saturday you can either do some personal sightseeing in Manila, (you are responsible for booking and paying for this) or you can head straight into the accommodation and meet the Project Leader and the rest of the team. Sunday, we wait for everyone that is flying in, head to local supermarket to buy food for lunches for the week, then have lunch. Once everyone has arrived at the accommodation, location teams are formed, and resources are packed. Then we do induction/cultural training, go over the training manual, then head out to dinner. Volunteers are placed in teams of 2-4 and will travel to locations daily as a group.
Monday morning, we eat breakfast as 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 to begin earning money from hair cutting. We all travel back to the accommodation hotel enjoy our last debrief and evening meal together and those that are flying out, head to the airport.
Complete the project sign up form HERE and we will send you everything you need to secure your spot on the project!