Hair Fair 2014 ENDS SOON Don’t Miss Out

HF2014 Map

Only a few days left of Hair Fair 2014, so it is time to do another run through all four sims and find any goodies you haven’t already snapped up. Remember every single purchase from the wonderful creators at this event will donate a portion to Wigs for Kids. The work that Wigs for Kids does to help children cope with hairloss, not just in the wigs systems created for them, but the overall self esteem they help them hold onto,and in some cases get back is a remarkable gift that you through every purchase at our event can help them achieve.

Wigs for Kids have also helped us spread the word by promoting Hair Fair on their Facebook and Website pages, which is really supportive and encouraging to us, to have them support what we do. Make sure you take your friends along and also get your bandanas for Bandana Day on the 27th of July.

 

Hair Fair 2014 Join Us Banner

 

Hair Fair 2014 up and running

We opened the flood gates to Hair Fair 2014 on Saturday morning first thing, and it has been non stop.
HF2014 Map

 

Four full sims of incredible creators from all over Second Life, donating generously from each and every sale made during this event. You can find the list of each store on each sim HERE.

Each store donates a minimum of 15% of each sale to Wigs for Kids, and also have the choice to donate more if they so choose. There are signs in some booths, and some may have numerous amounts based on what they donate per pack, as well as a different amount per fatpack or other packs available. But with this system, every single thing you buy helps us help Wigs for Kids, and it is completely guilt free shopping.

This is the 9th year of this incredible event, it starting in 2006 on one sim, and growing from there to two sims the year I joined the committee, to the four sims we have had since 2008. This year with the help of the wonderful people at Linden Lab we have rented an additional 2 sims for landing points for the first few days, to help with the stress on trying to gain access. This means that if you use the World Map (Ctrl M) you can then see which sims have what amount of residents on them, and then TP accordingly.

Scripted Vendors – Redelivery NO Double Purchases

The scripts in the items at Hair Fair 2014 are only donation scripts, they can only pay to the account collecting the funds for the Charity, however the Bandanas are set for sale so that there was no need for scripts in those booths at all, and because they are transferable items.

These scripts were created by Mel Vanbeeck for Hair Fair in 2012 from understanding the need for such functions at an event of this size.

When you purchase a Hair Fair hairstyle, you cannot then double purchase it if you do not get it due to a lag spike. If you do not recieve your item you only have to left click on the pack you paid for, and it will redeliver it to you. If you do try and buy it again, it will refund you, and also deliver it to you again. The Man is a Genius ♥ There is a limit of purchases on each pack for this though, so if you do not get your item or go home and realise you did not get everything you have, tp back to the event and reclick on the items you purchased. If they do not respond, then you can contact the creator of that hair and discuss delivery.

Visibility

We have again this year turned off the visibility function for each sim, so that you are unable to load any residents on the sims joined to the one you are on, this does help with any rendering lag from avatars you experience. Also going into your Preferences (Ctrl P) and turn down your Max # of Non Imposter Avatars to 3, unless you are with more than 3 people as I was earlier today.

Helping yourself as well as others, you can also deprim as much as possible, do not attach items that are not part of your general appearance, and reduce as much as you can in the way of scripted items. No one is going to challenge you to a duel so take off combat scripts for instance….mind you shopping for hair is serious business, so you may get bumped into a few times. If that does happen, please take it as an accident, while people may have removed avatars loading and generally be as low as possible, you just may not even be visible to them.

Area Search

In the past this function in the Firestorm viewer confused me a bit, I was never able to get it to work correctly for me, but Whimsy Winx one of our other committee members talked me through it in the past. I have used it many times for checking items for store approval for my Group, but this tool is perfect for use at an event such as Hair Fair.

If you have fallen in lust with a hairstyle you have seen promoted, you land at the event, and you do not know which way to go, even with the use of my handy girly directions using the notecards and LMs in the maps at the landing points. Then you can click the WORLD menu at the top of your screen – I am not sure if this is even possible in Second Life main viewer – then go to Area Search which will open a new panel. In the Find Tab you then type the name of what you are looking for, or the Creators Name. Whichever you find easier. If once you click on find, nothing happens, you may have your draw distance too low, as it is based on range.

Once it comes up with a list of items, you can then choose from the functions when you right click on it, or just clicking on any listed will give you the option to shine a beacon on them. I have found though that right clicking and choosing zoom, will take your camera directly to the item, and if you are able to rez it, means you can pay for it right then and there, and if it is a need to go back to get a failed delivery, using the touch option will have the redelivery magic work for you.

Prim Bus

Again traditionally since the first Hair Fair I ever was part of in 2007, the Prim Bus is back. Historically speaking though it was originally just a red box on the ground, set for anyone to move, but we used to worry because people would crash and they would end up blocking doorways etc. Mel created the prim bus rezzer two years ago, and it is a lot of fun to pile on with friends and then one of you – usually the one with not only good internet speed but also good editing control – drives the bus so to speak by using the edit tools to drag you around the sims. It will also vanish when you all get off, so we have these placed at various spots throughout the event.

Directions

The maps at the landing points of each sim, will give you a folder with landmarks and directions in notecards, of what stores are on what side of what sim – very girly directions they are too, Mel believes in Maps and proper directions such as East and stuff, I believe in the far left side of the sim when standing at the landing point :P.

If you start at any sim and walk to the left and keep the stores on your left, you will visit every single booth and land back at the place you started.

Donation terminals and Bandana Booths 

There are a number of donation boxes, that look like mini versions of the Hair Dye boxes in red and aqua through the event. These are set to pay only HairFairSL Core, so please be sure that that is who comes up in the pay dialogue if you are planning on making a donation. Every little bit helps, and we appreciate it so much, not everyone wants to buy lots of hair, but do like to give what they can.

The Bandanas booths, there is one on each sim and as every year, all proceeds from the purchases of these will go 100% to Wigs for Kids. Each bandana is sold Mod/Transfer so that you can resize them, and also gift them to friends.

The last day of Hair Fair traditionally is Bandana Day where we remove our hair to show we care. So buy lots and have a great time at Hair Fair.

If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact HairFairSL Core, Sasy Scarborough, Whimsy Winx or Mel Vanbeeck.

 

Hair Fair 2014 Join Us Banner

Hair Fair is now OPEN to the Public

HF2014 Map

The sims are 4 main sims, with two additional landing point only sims for the first few days of the event.

The same way as the last few years, the booths are all on the one side of the pathways only. So if you stay to the left and follow the path you will see every single Hair Fair store.

We will as always have Landing Point only set. We will have a map board with LM’s giver and slurls notecards at the landing points. To use these efficiently right click the LM of the store you wish to visit and choose the SHOW ON MAP option. This will open the World Map for you, and show you were you are, what direction you are facing and a red circular beacon will appear at the destination. This will help you find your way.

All purchases at Hair Fair will donate a percentage of their sales to Wigs for Kids. 15% is the minimum donated and everything upwards of that is the choice of the designer participating. 100% of all Bandanas sold at the event exclusively go to Wigs for Kids also. There are donation boxes around the event which you can donate into and every single L goes towards the charity. Thank you all for your help in this.

 

Brunette

In Alphabetical Order

Alli & Ali Designs

Analog Dog

Bizarre Hair

Calico

Cheveux

Discord Designs

Eaters Coma

Elua

EnVogue

Geek

LollipopZ

OhMai

Ploom

Shi

Tameless

Vanity Hair

Vive Nine Fiore

 

Blonde 

In Alphabetical Order

 

Adore & Abhor

Alice Project

Amacci

Cavalieri

Due

Gauze

Iconic

Koy

LeLutka

Loq’ue

Mag

Mystic Tiger

Oblivion

Olive Hair

RedMint

Rowne

Salt Grass

Sugarsmack Hair Studio

Tableau Vivant

Tulip

Zibska

 

Redhead

In Alphabetical Order

Adoness

Emo-tions

Exile

Fashionably Dead

Hair StudioOne

Homage

Iren

K-Code

KiK

LaLa Moon

Little Bones

MaiOwn

MiaMai

Milana

Mina Hair

Nikita Fride

Tabou Irresistable

Wasabi Pills

 

Noirette

In Alphabetical Order

 

ANE

Argrace

Atomic

Ayashi

Bliensen + Maitai

Blues

ChiChickie

Clawtooth by Clawtooth

Curious Kitties

Damselfly

Exxess

INK

Ison

L + N Signature

Lamb

LaNoir Soleil Designs

Milk Hair

MOON

Pr!tty

Rosy Mood

sYs

Tram

Unorthodox

Xplosion

 

Additional Landing points are for bordering sims, this will allow cam shopping if you cannot wait, or will give you the chance to push through the borders when people leave the main sims. Just do not push too hard as you can end up sliding right out again.

Hair Fair 2014 – Streaks 1 , Streaks 2 , Streaks 3

Hair Fair 2014 – Foils 1 , Foils 2 , Foils 3

 

 

Hair Fair COMING SOON – Demo Group Info

Hair Fair?

I have this friend, and knowing her and her Sister is like having magic in your life. I could honestly talk about Anya Ohmai and Suetabulous Yootz for hours, it is that easy to praise them both. But this post is about lots of other things, the main thing of course being that Hair Fair 2014 starts this Saturday! Anya made this incredible image, for no reason other than she just wanted to bring attention to the event in her own way, and her kindness allowed me the chance to share it with you all.

Hair Fair starts on Saturday the 12th of July and will run until the 27th of July, which will be closing day, as well as Bandana Day. Once the sims are open to the public we will post all information needed on this website, as well as notify those in our Subscribo machine. You can subscribe to that so you get information in world by tping HERE.

As per tradition all DEMOS will be sent out the day before the event on the 11th. To join the FREE group you can paste the following line in open chat in Second  Life and then click the link it will give you in history. Or you can search Hair Fair DEMO Group

secondlife:///app/group/2e30d166-f3e5-e2de-ff72-b3da2d06ded2/about

 

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Last year someone made a group that they promoted as a Hair Fair group and charged people to join…Hair Fair will never have a pay to join group. To make sure that you cannot join anything that costs accidentally, Firestorm has an option to never show the join buttons on pay to join groups.

Go to Preferences (CTRL P)  then the Firestorm Tab then click the Protection Tab , then down near the bottom is a checkbox near

Remove “Join” button from group invitations when joining costs a fee ‘ click that checkbox and it will save you from this horrible scam if it happens again, or just leave it on all year around like I do.

 

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We hope you will all join us from the 12th at this years Hair Fair. All participants will be donating a portion of every sale made during the event. All hairstyles are brand new styles, and will only be at the event while the event is on, so you need to make sure and visit and help support them while they do a truly wonderful thing by donating to help us help Wigs for Kids.

Hair Fair 2014 Join Us Banner

Hair Fair Early Access

Hair Fair Early Access Bloggers have been chosen, we will send Group Invites over the next 24 Hours. We do hope that if you do not hear from us – there will be a message sent with the invites – that you will still cover the event on your blog, because it is in your readers best interest to know of such an event, for the benefit of the Designers participating , and Wigs for Kids the Charity that benefits from each and every purchase made during the event. Designers are donating a percentage of every single sale to this Charity, and through your spreading the word and your coverage, this helps Children that need your help.

Thank you all

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