Hairdressers helping out at Christmas confirms how utterly loving and giving you all are! Crisis at Christmas has been setting up temporary shelters in cities around the UK for many years – offering a safe place to stay for our increasing homeless population. Not only are these shelters a slice of hope and warmth for the homeless over the so-called festivities (hard to contemplate when you’re literally living on the streets)… the point is to restore dignity and opportunity to many in need.
While visiting the Crisis at Christmas shelters – both overnight and day centres – as well as getting practical help in how to lift yourself out of sleeping rough or sofa-surfing, Crisis offers health and social support, too. This relies on volunteers for much needed services; doctors, counsellors, chiropodists, dentists and hairdressers operate pop-up clinics and salons which are simply incredible for what they do. For many of the Crisis guests, the hairdressing services are bliss – a much needed boost to self-esteem. Some guests might visit the salon every day of the 2-weeks they are allowed to remain at the shelter. This could be the first time in months they’ve been touched by another human being. How fantastic and a big shout out to the many hairdressers who give their time to work in them.
To run the salons, Crisis also relies upon gifts and donations. This year we are pleased to have married up several of our favourite brands in offering products to stock the salons. Indola, Schwarkozpf Professional and Scrummi towels. you’re so kind! Thanks to you, our hairdressing volunteers can really help make someone’s Christmas even better. These brands have literally jumped at our request for help .
This year particular, because of the likelihood of sickness striking, we need more volunteers to sign up and work or be on call. To volunteer and gift your time and expertise, or simply to find out more, click HERE. Remember to say you’re a hairdresser (or you can volunteer to help generally, too)
If you’re not free to work, then why not give a financial gift – just as important… HERE
Annamarie Freeman, Head of Marketing UK & Ireland for Henkel Beauty Care Professional: “Here at Schwarzkopf Professional we are delighted to be able to provide to those less fortunate, especially at this time of year. Being able to give back is so important and we think what Tribu-te magazine are doing is a fantastic initiative and one that we are proud to be a part of.”Scrummi.com “Scrummi are delighted to be able to support Crisis and their Christmas salons programme this year, Wishing everyone involved all the very best this Christmas.”
Richard Thomasson, Head of Wholesale Channel, UK & Ireland for Indola: “Indola are delighted to be able to support such a fabulous initiative from Tribute magazine. At this time of year it’s particularly important to think about those who are less fortunate. Offering practical help and support to tackle homelessness is key to improving social care as a society and if we can support in anyway that we can we will do so.”
Here online you may browse our Portfolio section to find inspiration from the greatest hair artists… read our Blog to discover the top events and what we like about them, then visit our Magazine section to read the latest edition (and archive editions) of Tribu-te publications. If you’d like to enjoy your very own edition of Tribu-te delivered direct to your home – vist the Shop to order a subscription to arrive quarterly. And of course, once a year, you can visit the Tribu-te Show – it’s an awesome presentation of the leading hairdressers on the best stage possible in central London each October! Contact us if you have any questions or would like to submit photography and ideas for any of our editions in Europe – we’re particulary keen to see your salons for our Design section both in print and online.