Ever the altruistic leaders, Australian based charity Hair Aid has teamed up with Comfortel on a new and timely initiative.
Since the organisation’s founding in 2008, Hair Aid has been on a mission to provide hair cutting training for individuals living in critical poverty; a mission they’ve actualised by recruiting and sending volunteers from across the globe to an array of regions in need.
For their latest initiative, Hair Aid has teamed up with salon furniture giants Comfortel to supply compact scissor kits for delegated trainees. A vital component of the movement, each kit comprises a pair of cutting scissors, styling comb and sectioning clips packaged in a nifty carry case.
In past years, the organisation has secured an array of second hand and refurbished tools (including previous donations received by scissor brand Excellent Edges); an effort requiring extensive coordination and resource allocation.
“We have a team of volunteer hairdressers or our ‘Hair Aid Family’ that travel to poverty areas of Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam to work directly with people living on the street, slum communities, or with ladies rescued from the sex trade and prostitution gangs,” shares Hair Aid founder Selina Tomasich.
“All volunteers teach a five day hair cutting course that gives the skill to cut five basic haircuts. This skill can then be used to start a micro business and create an income to support themselves and their family. Without this valuable support our work is limited. Because of this valuable support from Comfortel, our work flourishes.”
“Since the introduction of the Comfortel Cutting Kits, heart felt stories have emerged which have truly shown us that supporting a great cause can create much needed change” added Lisa Feleppa, Brand Marketing Manager of Comfortel.
Comfortel joins the ‘Hair Aid Hair-oes’ team, along side Benni Tognini, Tabatha Coffey, Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation, Paul Mitchell Schools, DeLorenzo and Excellent Edges alongside the extended Hair Aid Family who have helped change the lives of people living in poverty… one haircut at a time.
For more information, visit: hairaid.org.au