// Join forces as an Industry
As hairdressers, it's our job to not only cut, colour and style hair - We tend to talk, A LOT!
It's our job to engage in conversation with clients. Whether it's talking about their hair needs, product, life, marriage, job or whatever... We have a lot of conversations.
Hagar is an international organisation that works to restore the lives of women and children who have survived severe human rights abuse including slavery, human trafficking and domestic violence. It's a great cause.
Hagar works in Cambodia, Afghanistan and Vietnam and provides specialist trauma counselling, intensive education programs and career training opportunities for people who otherwise have no chance for the future.
This Video demonstrates a typical case for Hager to be involved with...
Huong, a young girl sold for the sex trade was fortunate and escaped across the border.
Now with the help of Hagar she's educated, became a hairdresser and established financial and personal freedom. Hagar works in providing specialist trauma counselling, intensive education programs and career training opportunities for people who would otherwise have no chance for the future.
Style for Life is an ELEVEN Australia and Hagar initiative. Hair salons give up their time on Sunday July 31 2016 and donate the proceeds to Hagar. The money raised provide survivors of human rights abuse the opportunity to learn a skill, like hairdressing, giving them purpose and helping restore their lives.
In 2015, Style For Life raised over $59,000 in an effort to help end slavery. So far, ELEVEN Australia has raised $118,000 for Hagar, sponsoring countless women through Hagar's Economic Empowerment Program.
We salute Pierre Tami starting this cause back in 1994 and helping thousands since. His story is just as interesting as the cause and you can read more on Pierre Tami HERE.