Arranged by top London stylist, Denis Robinson, the day saw 12 top hairdressers work non-stop on 80 clients who were offered a cut and blow dry for a minimum donation of £20. Doors opened at 10am and the team were kept busy until the very last moment when the Academy had to close at 6pm.
Organiser of the event, Robinson, said: “At 9.30 I was just hoping that we could raise £500, by 2pm we had already raised over £1,000. It was an incredible day, full of laughter and amazing people who came out to support this fantastic charity and the work that they do to educate young people about HIV and AIDS.”
The dream team with Denis all day were:
Paul Haskell, TV hairdresser – Dancing on Ice, Strictly Come Dancing;
Darren Webster, of Webster Whiteman, London;
Colin Smith, Fordham Soho, London;
Tommy Taylor, Hare & Bone, London;
Tim Scott-Wright, The Hair Surgery, Stourbridge, West Midlands;
Betty Bee, Enzorosario, Godalming;
Neil Geoffrey, Freelance TV & Film hairdresser, Dancing On Ice
Victoria Saunders, Drama Parlour, Bethnal Green
Dale Herne, RUSH
Martin Menzies, SAKS, Manchester
Goldwell UK Technical Educators, Jo Thorne, India Flaherty & Kelly Noyce also lent their support, while Jez Barnett from Kerastraight popped in to offer his support at one of the busiest times of the day and, with borrowed equipment, jumped in to help with a few hair cuts, too.
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