THE cruise liner Prisendam, with around 830 passengers, arrives in Oban today and later in the month there are two visits from the ship Aegean Oydssey.
A HAIRDRESSING salon in Oban partied with the best of them to raise cash for a charity that supports professionals who are ill.
The Hairdressers’ Charity was supported by Bruce-Low Hair by raising more than £1,200 from an auction of hairdressing equipment and goods.
Iain Bruce-Low, a business partner at the premises on Stevenson Street in Oban, said: ‘We know how it feels when a staff member has to phone in sick and that hairdressers need support.
‘Friday June 30 saw hairdressers from all over the UK raising awareness and funds for The Hairdressers’ Charity.’
The award-winning stylist continued: ‘After becoming aware ourselves of the power of the charity, and how it helps so many people within the industry every year, we wanted to get behind it. I and the staff wanted to support the charity as we never know when we might need it.’
The Hairdressers’ Charity supports working hairdressers of more than three years with support for themselves or their families in times of need.
Iain said: ‘All profits from the takings that day as well as any tips went to the charity. We also held a lucky dip where clients could win anything from £1 off their next appointment to hairdressing products.
‘In the evening clients and friends were invited along to join staff for drinks.
‘Glitter Lip by Beauty Boulevard supplied us with stardust body glitter and glitter lips so everyone was glittered up and Oban was certainly sparkling that night.
‘ We sold raffle tickets where our suppliers gave us some incredible gifts and that alone raised more than £ 800.
‘Yoi scissors donated a £270 set of scissors and we held a live auction on Facebook raising £165.
‘The final total of the evening was £1,232. However, since the event we have had numerous donations and that figure is set to rise considerably.’
Bruce-Low Hair thanked everyone who supported them in raising the money but most of all the charity itself for having such support for the industry.
Iain Bruce-Low (front right, main picture) and his staff sparkled and glittered during their fundraising event for charity.