Hair Fair 2019 – Thank you from Wigs for Kids

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Thank you again to everyone that makes this event possible each year, we appreciate the efforts of all the participants in the event, the Hair and Accessories creators that donate part of their earnings during this time to help us help Wigs for Kids. Thank you to all the Bloggers that cover the event, and all the people that help spread the word, and an extra-special thank you to Second Life as a whole, because this platform does incredible things all the time, and Hair Fair is definitely one of those things.

Thank you to Wigs for Kids for everything they do in RL to help the kids that need this assistance, we are incredibly honoured to be partnered up with them each year, and their help and assistance in making that possible.

Thankfully
Sasy Scarborough
Mel Vanbeeck
Whimsy Winx

Hair Fair 2019 – MVPs and Totals

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Hair Fair 2019 is now CLOSED!

Donations by Hair Stylists and Accessory Creating Participants: L$2,925,513

Bandanas, Hair Fair Hares and Donation Kiosk Total : L$215,725

Hair Fair 2019 Total: L$3,141,238

 

Hair Fair 2019 has come to a close, and it has been a great year overall. I would like to thank all the people that make this event happen each year.

Committee

Mel Vanbeeck who did an incredible job on the builds, the maps, and keeping us all on track for the preparation of the event. He is also responsible for all the scripting that takes place during and leading up to and every year it just gets better and better, as well as the base creation for our Bandanas. He redesigned the layout this year which made it an easier route than ever before, with less landmass and less walking needed to get from booth to booth, he is able to do the numbers in his head and amazes me each and every time, how quickly we get the initial layout conceptualised in advance because of it.

Whimsy Winx who adds the zhuzh to Hair Fair each year, every time we start to plan it, we bounce around ideas and she usually has some kind of vignette, colour palette or both rezzed while I am still just talking out the overall concept. She maintains a connection with the Designers who participate in the event, and diligently chases invites around as we collect everyone up in the appropriate groups.

Our Closest Friends who deal with us during the planning and setting up, and know that it is usually just we are neck-deep in it, and not anything else that puts us on radio silence for a few weeks.

Our RL Families who have pretty much come to understand that if you yell out Hair Fair when they are trying to get your attention it means we love you, we appreciate you, but we are focused.

Hair Fair Participants

The creators of the magnificent hairstyles and hair accessories that take time out of their schedules to create for an event that not only showcases their talents as a community but also does so through awareness and philanthropy to an amazing cause. It is the extension of information provided by their participation that each year sends information to their customer base, new and old, about what Wigs for Kids is, and what their participation in this annual event can do for others. We truly thank them for their efforts in not only their beautiful styles and by donating through them but reaching out through their groups and connections that enable the event to be as special as it is.

Their own personal teams, the Partners business or otherwise, the staff of their brands, and everyone else that by connection to them becomes one of the Hair Fair community. We appreciate all your efforts leading up to and during the event.

This year we had an unfortunate amount of RL issues that made it impossible for some that were signed up to set up, we hope that everything has and/or will right itself for them going forward. We appreciate the whole Hair community of Second Life, and whether they are able to participate or not year to year is often scheduling and/or real-life conflicts. We always want to make sure that as an expo of Hair Creation that that love for styles carries over into every day all year long, for newer and older stores. We are a showcase event and the Hair community is a diverse one, and we look forward to seeing everyone that we do each and every year.

Bloggers

To our Early Access Bloggers that are part of our lead up each year, we humbly thank you all, by reaching out to your readers you prep people for this event and do so in a way that really drives the spirit of the event as being one which is for the Second Life community overall. It teaches people that not only is it coming, it is here and what it as an event does, with not only creating an expo to show the grid what incredible stylists we have but also the Wigs for Kids part of it. Thank you all so much.

To all the Bloggers that spend the time to feature Hair Fair styles in their posts and send their readers our way, thank you all very much also, while early access is limited, it is really appreciated that you make sure that during the event your readers are aware of what is going on and that they can do their part to help Wigs for Kids too.

Draxtor Despres

While it was through Linden Lab asking him to do a feature video on us, it was a pleasure to have the experience and have him showcase the event in his style. Getting to experience him first hand was a great and fun time with myself and Mel, and we hope that he will spend some time at Hair Fair in years to come.

Linden Lab

Thank you to all the Lindens in all the world, just because, but a special shout out to Patch Linden for liaising with us leading up to the event, and the help he gives us each year afterwards in making sure that Wigs for Kids receive their donations as smoothly and soon as possible. Brett Linden for making sure that we have the event listed in the Destination guide and all that entails, with the help of Xiola and Strawberry Linden who also do such a great job with feature posts and shout outs, we are so grateful for that extra step taken to ensure this event is still such a great annual community event.

Firestorm and Lassie

The event would not get as much exposure as it does without the MOTD posts that Lassie puts up, not only for our event but for all the important things going on in Second Life day to day, week to week – she is a dynamo at keeping all of that on track for the year. If you are like me and sometimes miss what is said during login or teleport go to the Content menu top of your screen and click MOTD. Thank you again for all that she does and that the Firestorm team do overall to help the community.

Hair SL 

This group is for all hair lovers, all year long, so if you are not a member you should be. During the lead up to the event, we are able to post notices to let creators and like-minded people know the event is coming and then during we can announce the event is open for the group members that are hair fans.

Bandana Creators 

Each year we invite people from all over SL to decorate bandanas we provide so that they are sold at 100% donation during the event, they have become collectibles for many, and each year I buy so many just because I love them and what it means to those that have created and decorated them, some going as far as to add to the original or to even create their own mesh. We really appreciate that so much, and they bring in a huge amount of donations every year.

Anya Ohmai

For creating our much-beloved Hair Fair Hares, they have been a great success since they started as wearables for the event and have contributed to donations in a big way, we are really appreciative of not only their base creation but also that they are ours to use ongoing thanks to Anya.

HeatherDawn Cohen

Special thanks to Heather for helping us with the initial concept of the styling of the event. HeatherDawn has a great decor store and she was a valuable asset in the planning of the mood for Hair Fair this year.

The community of Second Life

Thanks to everyone that visited the event, that spent their hard-earned lindens to help us help Wigs for Kids, we have had many wonderful IMs from people that have embraced the event, the knowledge the event brings and just an overall excitement about being able to experience their 1st or their 10th Hair Fair. It warms our hearts each year to hear of people waiting each year for the event, being excited to visit and just the joy they extend to us with their IMs.

 

Thank you All 🙂

Sasy Scarborough

Hair Fair 2019 – Regions and Styles

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Hair Fair is now open to the public, three regions covered with styles by creators from all over Second Life. Every purchase at Hair Fair donates a percentage to Wigs for Kids. Bandana booths and Donation kiosks donate 100%.

There is a Demo group where you can try the styles at home before venturing to the event. secondlife:///app/group/2e30d166-f3e5-e2de-ff72-b3da2d06ded2/about  copy paste to chat to join

This year as well as hairstylists we have a selection of accessory creators that have also made items to adorn your hair purchases. It is a wonderful combination of items for the hair enthusiasts of SL.

So come and do your part to help those that are giving so generously of their time, and creativity to this cause and to further show Second Life what a wonderful community of creators they are.

 

All images are gifs set to 5-second delay so you can see each style released for each booth

Booth Regions

Blonde Region SLurl

Noirette Region SLurl

Redhead Region SLurl

Cam Regions

Streaks Region

Perm Region 

Foils Region

Noirette Region Participants

Landing Point

Bandana Booth

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Wasabi

Hair Fair 2019 - Wasabi

Bauhaus Movement (Accessories)

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Analog Dog

Hair Fair 2019 - Analog Dog

Mister Razzor

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The Mars

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Dela

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EscalateD

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Phoenix

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Birth

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Pink Hustler

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Curious Kitties

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No.Match

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Lode

(Accessories)

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Liquid Moon

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ADE

Hair Fair 2019 - Ade

Alli & Ali

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EMO-tions

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Tukinowaguma

Redhead Region Participants

Landing Point 

Left of Landing Point

Red Mint

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Amiable

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Astrology

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One Creations/Hair Studio One

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Homage

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Argrace

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Dahlia

(Accessories)

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Volthair

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Bandana Booth

Lock & Tuft

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KMH

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Right of Landing Point

Iconic

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Colors

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Cranked

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Pr!tty

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Vanity Hair

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Revoul

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Zibska

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LAQ

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Blonde Region Participants

Landing Point

Ayame Ame

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Just Magnetized

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Slink

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EnVogue 

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Tram

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Unorthodox

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Exile

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Cae

(Accessories)

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Sintiklia

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Avada 

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Chain

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Fabrixquare

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Tameless

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Mello 

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Adoness 

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Throned

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DP YUMYUM

DP YumYum

F&M Oblivion

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Bandana Booth

Kokolores 

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Baiastice

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Hair Fair COMING SOON – Join Demo Group

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As is our tradition, the day before Hair Fair opens the demos of all releases will be sent through the Hair Fair Demo Group. You can spend the day trying and finding styles that you will want to purchase prior to the event opening, this can help you speed up your visiting and help with potential lag of trying things on at the event.

Join with your alts as well so that you can jump over and try things you may want to give them a makeover with, this will also save time, and give you a grasp on what is on offer.

All purchases made at Hair Fair 2019 as at previous will donate a percentage to Wigs for Kids. The minimum donated by each store is 15% so everything you buy during helps this great charity help children that suffer hair loss, so get all your hair shopping needs covered and help us help them. Any donation kiosks, Bandanas or Hair Fair Hare purchased donate 100% to Wigs for Kids.

copy paste below into open chat in Second Life to join FREE GROUP (never pay to join any groups claiming to be part of Hair Fair)

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

 

Thank you and see you at Hair Fair 2019

Bandana Day kits now available – Help us help Wigs for Kids

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All finished bandanas must be in by July 31st 2019 – Available on Marketplace

Hair Fair is a little over a month away, starting on August 17th 2019. Each year we ask the community of Second Life to help us further by creating Bandanas that we sell during the event and round out the event with the last day being the official Bandana Day.

Each year we receive bandanas either textured variants of the bandanas we provide in our kit or unique mesh created by those that want to help support this cause. We invite anyone interested to grab the kit available and help add to the money raised through this annual event, this is the 12th Year of Bandanas and we are so moved by everyone’s eagerness to help. You do not have to own a store or be a creator to help, look at the information to see how you can participate, thank you.

Hair Fair Bandana Kit info HERE

 

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Hair Fair 2019 Application – CLOSED

This years Hair Fair will occur in August 2019. 

Starting August 17th  and finishing September 1st. 

There are some new rules and some changes to existing rules, so be sure to read all of them.

Timeline:

April 2019

23rd April – Applications Start – Previous Participants (you have to apply, but you will be approved automatically by doing so)
30th April – Applications Start – New Participants

May 2019

12th May – Applications End
19th May – 26th May – Contact made by Hair Fair Committee
26th May – Payment for booths starts
31st May – Payment for booth ends

June 2019

1st June – Group Invites (Designers Group) if you are in the group from 2018 you can leave it to make room for the 2018 group
7th June – Group Invites will not be chased after this date, if you do not have group by this date you will need to contact Sasy Scarborough

July 2019

  • Check that you have not missed any announcements
  • Split scripts if needed for partner – contact Sasy Scarborough
  • Booth interior will be provided
  • Work on bandanas in your down time (kit provided)
  • Plan your booth gift/dollarbie in advance – this also brings awareness to your brand and often creates customers going forward of the event. (not compulsory)
  • Make sure you are on track to be ready for set up

!!August and September

10th or 11th August – Set up starts Sat or Sun TBA
14th August – (Wednesday) Set up Ends 11.59 PM SLT
15th August – (Thursday) Organisers check all booths, publish maps, organise listings on blog.
16th August – (Friday) Demos are sent through Demo Group. Bloggers/VIP Day
17th August  – (Saturday) Hair Fair Opens
September
1st September –  (Sunday) Hair Fair Closes 11.59 PM SLT

New/ish Rules!

Please take the time to read all parts of the form. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Sasy Scarborough.

Scripts

This is a charity event! You will have to use our vendor script which will donate a portion of each sale to Wigs for Kids (minimum 15%). Higher percentage donation scripts will also be provided should you choose to donate more.
You cannot use your own scripts. You cannot include other scripts. Only the official Hair Fair charity scripts will be allowed in your booth for Hair Fair 2019.

If you need a split script with a partner, contact Sasy Scarborough well in advance of the event so that we can customize a donation vendor script for you. Do not leave this until the last minute! We will only do a split for you, one partner and the charity.

Hair

2 – 6 Hairstyles must be released at the event!

(if not a hair on head attachment creator different rules may apply)

Once you have two completed hairstyles with scripts in vendors, vendors and decor phantom in your booth, you are officially set up, any additional hairstyles will still need to be set up before deadline.

Hair Fair is an “Exclusive Items during Hair Fair only ” event. The styles you offer at the event must never have been sold or distributed at any other time or place before or during the event. This also includes not setting up the hair at other events opening after Hair Fair if Hair Fair is still open.

All items must be packaged and sold exactly the same way they would be sold in your stores, all participants must have an already established hair store in Second Life to be eligible. Prices may not be altered, or any reductions or increases made. All packs must be for sale as you would any other hair release. Your styles can be sold in your own store after the event closes.

Items released by your brand must be created by your store designers. You cannot release full perms mesh styles or content purchased from 3D markets.

Hair Bases  (This will include stores that create hairbases and not mesh hair.)

Hairbases by non hair attachment stores must be hand drawn by the brand, they are not commissioned or purchases outside of SL or inworld/marketplace as full perms.
(If you are an existing hair store that uses hairbases you have purchased and are not making hairbase reliant styles this does not apply to you 🙂 . Hairbases are for scalp coverage only.)

Hairbase creators – must be an established hair base creator prior to application.
Hairbases must be new to the event.
Important – All hairbases must include a minimum of two options if made using the SL UV. The options are either a brand applier and omega or a brand applier and system layers (Baked on Mesh is coming, and if already available by this time customers will want this option).
If the hairbase is created using a UV specific to a brand that is an exception only, and will need to be discussed with Sasy Scarborough prior to application.

Hairstyle Creators – Hybrid Hairbase/Mesh styles vs Hairbases
Hairbase/Attachment hybrid styles are to be sold as one complete style.
You cannot sell the hair attachment separately from the needed hairbase. (The included hairbase can be an existing hairbase used in your store for these styles)
A customer must be able to walk out of your booth with a complete coverage, so ponytails, buns etc, must all be with hairbase included, and must be new and exclusive.

If you want to sell hairbases separately that have no attachment portions, they must be hand-drawn by you, they must be new and follow all the guidelines set out for Hairbase creators. They will also count as a release in your 6 styles maximum, but you must if a Hair Store release 2 mesh hairstyles minimum as that is what your customers are coming for.

This whole hairbases etc portion is complicated I get that, so if you have even the tiniest doubt of what category you fall into or what you want to create and are unsure where that would lay, please contact Sasy Scarborough in advance.

Facial hair Mesh can be now sold independently of hair on head. Mesh attachments must be a realistic facial hair mesh and you have to already sell facial hair in your store.

Facial hair Appliers Must have appliers that will work with more than one brand and system layers. All must be new and hand drawn, you must also already do male facial hair appliers to be approved. If unsure contact Sasy Scarborough

Collaborations



Part A: If you collaborate with someone to create your styles such as hat hair , and the style is reliant on that collaboration that person is part of your booth, so you need to include their information. The two parts cannot be sold separately.

Part B: If you wish to do a collaboration with another creator/brand that is an additional item that is hair specific, you can invite that creator to be part of your booth with one item only that is also donation script inclusive, as well as new and only available at Hair Fair for the duration. It must sincerely be made to enhance your hair release. Your hair must be a full style without the collaboration item. It cannot be tendrils and a ponytail that fit under someone elses crown.

This item can be sold separately but must be something that is your hair reliant and does not overtake the visibility of the hair. Tiaras, Hair-sticks or Accessories that adorn a full style are allowed. Hair Flowers or Jewellery allowed, horns that are style specific are also allowed.
Important – Clothing that happens to cover the hair or fit over a hairstyle is not allowed. This is Hair Fair and you are the star in your booth, so your hair has to be the focus as much as possible. If you have any doubts ask Sasy Scarborough, you can even show examples of an idea.

You as the main brand will be responsible for the collaboration brand, if they do not do what is expected of them that will impact your participation in the event. Make sure that any collaboration type style is in addition to your minimum of two styles, so that in the event that the other person does not fulfill their part of the collaboration, or are unable to log in etc, you are still able to participate.

Invitation Only 

The Hair Fair Committee will be handpicking a small group of Hair Adjacent type creators, such as hair accessories, hats. There will be limited spots only for these booths, but you can contact Sasy Scarborough if interested. The same rules will apply as all other creators at this event.

 

If you have read all of this I applaud you, because it was honestly exhausting writing it myself 🙂 for more details on what can and cannot be done at Hair Fair please also read our FAQ.  I now have to write another few hundred lines for the application part itself, so you may want to get a soda or some nuts to munch on for the rest.