Cutting for a world record
Hair Aid Global Cut-a-thon raising money for charity:
COMMUNITIES across the globe have become part of a cutting edge world record attempt to raise the most money for charity through hair cuts in 24 hours.
More than 100 hair salons around the world have signed up for the Hair Aid Global Cut-A-Thon to attempt to break a Guinness World Record that was set in 2013.
The previous record raised $76,569.15 USD.
Hair Aid Founder Selina Tomasich said the global cut-a-thon gathered the passions of hairdressers to raise money to support the work of the organisation, which was founded six years ago.
“The hair and beauty industry are a really passionate industry, they’re used to touching people emotionally and physically every day,” she said.
“This is another way they can use their skills to give back and show they care.”
The not-for-profit sends volunteer hairdressers to overseas locations to provide people living in critical poverty with free hair-cutting training.
“Our teams work directly with people living on the streets,” Selina said.
They now have seven international projects a year that send more than 20 volunteers overseas.
Selina said the cut-a-thon had been happening in Queensland for the past four years. Expanding globally was to open that chance to international salons.
“We’ve created this opportunity to help the vulnerable and spread the message of Hair Aid to more people,” she said.
Hair Aid currently runs seven international projects each year in the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and Cambodia.
Selina said they had great hopes they would be the new world-record holders, but still encouraged more salons and individual hairdressers to take on the challenge.
The global cut-a-thon will start at 8am on May 26, where participating hairdressers will have 24 hours to raise as much money as they can.
To register visit https://hairaid.org.au/pages /global-cutathon.
❝ This is another way they can use their skills to give back...
— Selina Tomasich
A CUT ABOVE: Hair Aid founder Selina Tomasich has challenged the Global Hair Aid Cut-a-thon to raise the most money for charity through hair cuts in 24 hours.
CUTTING EDGE: Hair Aid founder Selina Tomasich will take part in the first ever global cut-a-thon Guinness World Record attempt.