Hair Fair 2014 Designer Application NOW OPEN

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This year we have decided to do the application process in a form, rather than email. Also rather than a huge list of do’s and don’t all in one long, endless passage, we have broken it up with the form, so that you can answer each area, and understand what is expected of your participation in this event.

Hair Fair 2014 will start on the 12th of July 2014. Set up will be by Midnight of the 9th of July. This is a Charity Based event, collecting donations for Wigs for Kids, the Charity of Choice for Hair Fair 2014. Please read each section of this form carefully, as by agreeing to the terms you are committed to them. If you have any questions, or need help understand the form in any way, please contact Sasy Scarborough or Whimsy Winx.

You must be an established Hair Store to apply for Hair Fair 2014. Applications close 30th April 2014.

 

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Hair Fair 2013 – Donation Received by Wigs for Kids – Thank You letter

Wigs for Kids thank you letter - donation Hair Fair 2013

 

To All involved in Hair Fair 2013, from the Hair Fair Committee, we thank you all so much for everything you did to make this possible. The Hair creators that gave so generously of their skills, by providing beautiful hairstyles that were sold during the event. The Bloggers that spread the word to all their fabulous readers and helped us promote this event, to make is such a success. The customers that visited the event and bought items that donated to this worthwhile cause. To Linden Lab for helping us throughout the event and afterwards so that we were able to get this donation to Wigs for Kids.

To Wigs for Kids and all the people that give of their time and hearts to this incredible Charity to help Children in need for as long as they need it. A very big thank you to all of the Hair Fair Committee – Mel Vanbeeck, Whimsy Winx, Fiachra Lach – that make this possible by donating their time, patience and skills for many many months of the year, and do so much behind the scenes to make it possible.

Thank you All

Sasy Scarborough

Hair Fair Committee

Hair Fair 2013 – Thank You

Hair Fair 2013 closed its sims on the 28th, which means we now have all the work behind the scenes of returning everything, and getting all the wonderful donations raised to Wigs for Kids. This can sometimes take a few weeks, due to the limitations of Second Life’s cashing out limits, but we always do it as quickly as we can. I have already contacted Wigs for Kids, and they are so supportive and excited about the total we have raised this year. They wanted to express their sorrow in not being able to log in this year, as they have in years past, but with their own Zoo walk taking place, they were very busy themselves, but did send all their heartfelt thanks to me on Skype ♥.

Now for some other heartfelt thank you’s.

Hair Fair Designers: Without your generosity and amazing creations, your dedication to this event, and your overall enthusiasm every year, this event would not be the highlight of the year for many Second Life residents as it is. We have loved watching many of you grow and change over the years you have participated in this event, some of you going away and returning years later. The NEW stores that have launched with us, and the stores that have joined us for the very first time. All of you are what makes this event an amazing display of talent and generosity. Thank you so much from myself, the Hair Fair Committee and Wigs for Kids.

Hair Fair Committee : Over the 8 years of Hair Fair, the committee has changed many times. Everyone that has ever taken part in helping, have shaped what it is today. Some have gone and returned.

Fiachra Lach: Returned to help this year and helped me make the first ever bandanas in 2007, and helped every year until 2010. He has always been there behind the scenes, and added his fun whether it be balloons that bounce you high into the sky, or this years lovely Brickness Monsters. He also ran around the sims the week prior and helped Whimsy remove all the pips hiding under the bricks to make the event as lag free and load minimal as possible.

Whimsy Winx joined us in 2009 and has been a huge help in all the years since. She works side by side with me every year, and since 2011 she has been a huge input in the design aspect of the event. She has a way of taking prims and turning them into something magical, and made bricks into something fun and playful this year. She helps with the flickr groups, the admin, and just everything else that needs doing.

Mel Vanbeeck : He is my rock, my everything all year around, but when it comes to Hair Fair it would not happen without his fantastic work and dedication to it. He has built the last three years builds, but has been my anchor since 2008. He has also been scripting Hair Fair since 2010 and it is because of his brilliance that we run a very smooth event. The ridable prims, are his work, the Bricks this year that were all true to shape and scale, were just an amazing job. He takes our crazy and makes it possible each and every year, and this year even added more in the line of beauty by creating the base mesh bandanas that doubled our bandana sales from previous years.

These people are incredible, and I thank them with all of my heart.

Anessa Stine and Kavar Cleanslate : Both of these lovely people, Anessa of DCNY and Kavar of Exile, have donated their items to Hair Fair full perms so that we can create Low Lag outfits for everyone to wear. The giving nature of that, and also the trust placed in us by them both, is a great honor to the event. I hope that everyone gets a chance to visit their in world stores whenever they are in need of really beautiful works.

Bandana Creators : In 2007 I had an idea, and it was through the beautiful acceptance and excitement that is Second Lifes community that this idea became a tradition. It makes me so proud to be part of a community that can embrace such a thing, and make it their own. Bandana day is not only a way to show we care on one day, but it is the weeks leading up to the event, that shows genuine love and care from people not only in the Hair world, but all across the grid. Thank you for all of the fun and quirky bandanas that get made, and sold then to add to the amazing total we are able to send Wigs for Kids.

This years Bandanas & Donations kiosk total is L$269,366 

Kiosk & Direct Donations : Also in 2007 when attending to the Bandana areas, I got asked how to donate only, if people did not find hair to their liking. The next year the donation kiosk was set in place, and every year since, we have been lucky to have people drop whatever they could into that, if they were not able to find hair or didn’t have enough to purchase, or just wanted to drop a larger amount as a donation into it. We are truly thankful for all donations big and small.

This years largest single donation though was from caoimhe Lionheart who auctioned her shape for Wigs for Kids and raised L56502 which she donated directly to CharitySasy String. Thank you so much for that, to not only Caoimhe, but all of the people that rallied around to make that donation amount possible.

Bloggers : To all the bloggers that made this event reach thousands of Second Life residents, we are truly thankful. Whether early access, or just making it over to the event during its time, what you did in your posts was incredibly well received, by the designers you featured and everyone involved, thank you so much for your generosity of time and participation in this event.

Firestorm : I would like to send a big thank you to the Firestorm viewer people that put us on the log in screen this year. It was important to me that we did that from the second week, as in past years its always the last days people hear about us for the first time. This ensured that everyone that used that viewer, could know we existed and not miss the chance to help us help Wigs for Kids. It was really an honore to have that spot on the log in, and we thank all of Firestorm for that.

Linden Lab : Not only do I want to thank Linden Lab for allowing the hiring of land as a venue space for events such as Hair Fair. We have hired from them the past three years. But also for the help and support they give during the event, with helping us get offline sims back online. For the support they have shown with the Destination Guide….but also for giving us this virtual world that allows people from all over the world the chance to do some good. Second Life residents are an amazing community, that grows every single day. People may join SL for different reasons, but they often come together for one, to care and help others. So thank you Linden Lab for that ability.

Wigs for Kids : Thank you to all of Wigs for Kids, for doing what you do every day, and allowing the Second Life community the opportunity to help in what way we can. Thank you for the support and the contact you make with us in the months leading up to the event. The support you show on your website, that makes us very proud. Thank you all for being an open and supportive organisation, that embraces what we do here in Second Life, it really means a lot to us.

Second Life Hair Fair 2013 Total Donations amount :

Hair Sales Donations : L$3,887,885

Bandana Sales, Kiosk and Private Donations : L$269,366 

Total : L 4,157,251

Once we sell the lindens and turn them into USD, and then send to Wigs for Kids, the total will change due to fees and charges. The total sent will be posted with receipts in the next few weeks as usual, thank you.

Bandana Day July 28th

Bandana Day

The last day of Hair Fair is drawing near, and with that comes Bandana Day. The day we remove our hair to show we care, and wear the bandanas we have purchased at Hair Fair. There are bandana booths on all four sims, and each purchase of 50L is donated to Wigs for Kids. The community of Second Life all come together each year and create these lovely bandanas , and there are so many really beautiful ones this year. All created around the wonderful mesh bandana that Mel Vanbeeck created for us. 

As tradition goes, people remove their hair and wear them on that day, people blog wearing them, do pics for flickr, and just spend time in Sl wearing them, some even host big events and parties where people are only allowed to wear them. It is a great and fun way to end Hair Fair for another year and I hope you join in on the occasion.

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Hair Fair 2013 – Scam Alert & Hair Donation from a Participant

Scam Poster

It pains me to have to even say this, but someone has been spamming the residents attending Hair Fair with group invites to a group that costs 500L and 250L. This is such a horrible thing, and they have stolen our hair fair images, and blurb to make it seem more authentic. The group suggests it is a ‘Gift” group, all gifts at Hair Fair are located in the booths of the stores giving them for FREE, or there are Dollarbies for 1L. These are the only gifts available at Hair Fair, and we would never charge for a group. If you see this invite, and you have time to do so, please report abuse so that the Lindens get this information by using the HELP menu at the top of your screen then the Report Abuse option.

Be very careful when accepting anything, take the time to look at everything, and if you are accepting an item you have purchased, be sure it is what you are clicking on, as the invites can come in fast, it is better to decline everything and go back to the vendor you just purchased from and click it for a redelivery than to risk accepting an invite to this horrible scam.

Again, this is a terrible thing.

For future reference to ALL Second Life residents. There has never in my 7.5 years in Second Life been a reputable store or event that has ever invited people to a group that charges. There are groups that do charge a fee to join, but those groups are available to join at the CHOICE of the resident. If you are ever sent a group invite that has a fee attached that is going to be a scam.

Now on a happy note….

Wigs for Kids Donation

Hair Fair 2013 is in full swing, the sims have all been busy with residents from all over Second Life, and we have heard wonderful things in IMs as well as blog posts. One of our participants this year who wishes to be anonymous, has donated their beautiful hair to Wigs for Kids. They contacted me yesterday and sent me this picture of their donation. This is such a lovely thing, to not only donate of their in world creations, but also to take that extra step to help. So if you also have long hair, and are feeling the heat, maybe check out the Wigs for Kids website, and see if your hair can help a child in need.

 

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