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.
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
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
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
- 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
1st September – (Sunday) Hair Fair Closes 11.59 PM SLT
Please take the time to read all parts of the form. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Sasy Scarborough.
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.
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
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.
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.