TIGI ANZ ACTION ‘CHOP TO CARE’ FOR WOMEN IN CRISIS
On Tuesday 11th April TIGI Haircare partnered with Lou’s Place, a community based refuge for women in crisis, to provide a group of deserving individuals with complimentary haircare and makeovers. The team at TIGI, alongside a troupe of volunteers, spent a worthwhile day providing over 30 women in need free hair cutting, colouring and styling services as well as a range of donated TIGI products.
“Lou’s Place opened in Kings Cross 1999 to provide support for women in need, and help them rebuild their lives. To this day, it is the only daytime refuge in operation in Sydney. Women in crisis, who are homeless, or in need of support, can find solace in the terrace house as a safe place to rest, eat, shower, wash clothes and enjoy some company.”
“This initiative was led by TIGI ANZ National Education Manager Jacqueline Pidd, and Creative Manager Nathan Glynn, with a support team of Volunteer Hairdressers, and in collaboration with Lou’s Place Chief Executive Officer Margaret Crowley.”
“The day was filled with chatter and laughter, with smiles worn by the women in attendance, the dedicated staff at Lou’s place, and the generous Volunteer hairdressers who gave up their time to donate their skills for this very special day. With lunch provided by the Kings Cross Holiday Inn, every one was sure to leave with full stomachs, along with their makeovers.” TIGI ANZ
Said Margaret Crowly, CEO of the Marmalade Foundation Ltd, “The gift you gave the women of Lou’s place on Tuesday was immeasurable. All the women you serviced have experienced abuse. They are not used to being gently and affectionately tended to, and none of them can afford to visit hairdressers! The clients described feeling respected, nurtured, thoroughly pampered – and the bonus products they left with just added to their elation.”
Lou’s Place is a private charity with no on-going government funding. They rely on the generous support of friends, partners and volunteers to continue their services. For more information, visit http://www.lousplace.com.au/