As part of British Beauty Week, and to show how caring and community minded hairdressers are, a posse of celebrity stylists gave time to profile the work of Haircuts4Homeless. We’re full of admiration for the charity founded by hairdresser Stewart Roberts. He works tirelessly to support rough sleepers and those in need, setting up local initiatives where hairdressers commit time to helping their community.
Working under Stewart’s watchful eye at a pop-up salon within the Electric Space in central London, four star stylists volunteered their time and enthusiasm to a great cause. Leigh Keates, Louis Byrne, Richard Ashforth and Nicola Harrowell gave homeless people the full treatment; cutting their hair, massaging their heads and styling their hair. It was a real opportunity to give some homeless people a well-earned boost and to make them feel really special. Photographer Jack Eames captures the vibe beautifully with these images:
Stewart Roberts, Haircuts4Homeless founder says:
“Today was an amazing event, bringing together the top of the hairdressing industry in the beautiful surroundings of Electric Space London. We had some great clients including Anne who I found starting to bed down on a nearby corner. I spoke to her for a while when she said it is her birthday this weekend so I walked her to the salon and Louis Byrne gave her a beautiful makeover. Jack Eames was on hand to take some shots for the upcoming Haircuts4Homeless book. There were goodie bags from L’Oréal and Beauty Banks and full body wipes from Mammoth Wipes. It was so good to be part of British Beauty Week again, I’m grateful for everything they do.”
Louis Byrne, Celebrity Hairstylist said:
“Volunteering for haircuts for homeless played a part in my recovery when i was in a difficult space, being able to offer my services and give something back is very important to me, we should all have the opportunity to experience the uplift a haircut brings, we are ALL human and deserve respect.”
Why is Haircuts4Homeless so important?
Homeless people have many challenges to face, one of them often being a low self-esteem. A haircut can have a great effect on someone, giving them a real boost (especially after lockdown). It’s often way down on a homeless persons priorities with what lack of money so the service proves to be very popular. One of people’s basic rights is to feel good about ourselves, and this service can give this to people and bring a smile back to their lips.
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