This years Hair Fair will occur in June/July 2021
The event will Open Friday June 18 and Close Sunday July 4th.
We decided that all of those weekday Residents should not have to wait until the Monday to take part in the experience.
Please read all information provided so that you know of timelines, rules and anything else you will need to know before submitting your application.
27th February – Applications start –
Previous Participants you will need to apply, but you will be approved automatically by doing so. You will be contacted as soon as applications are received for confirmation, if you do not hear within 24 hours please contact HairFairSL Core
March 13th – Applications close
March 14th – All applications approved will be contacted by this date.
If you do not hear by the end of this date please contact HairFairSL Core.
March 14th – Booth payments Start
March 21st – Booth payments End
When providing information about payments please include if a partner script will be needed for your booth. One partner only (please provide their SL name – no display names – and the amount you wish to split with them – this amount will be after the percentage donated.
March 21st – 30th – Group invites sent – Designers group & Demo group needed (if you are still in the Demo group from previous years, stay in it) It will be the responsibility of you and your Partner/Manager to make sure you have the correct groups so that you do not miss out on announcements leading up to the event. If a group invite is missed please contact HairFairSL Core.
April 26th – Booth interiors provided in group
April 27th – 30th – Promotional material provided for your mainstore
May 1st – 31st – Working on your hairstyles, accessories, hairbases, facial hair for the event
June 1st– It is getting real now!
June 8th (Tuesday) – Booth set up starts
June 15th (Tuesday) – Booth set up ends
June 16th (Wednesday) Sims closed so staff can check all booths – Evening allocated to VIP access with Designers only
June 17th (Thursday) – Demos sent out through Demo Group
June 17th (Thursday) – Bloggers/VIP Day – selected Bloggers are given early access to the event to promote it in advance of opening.
June 18th (Friday) – Hair Fair is opened to the public.
July 4th (Sunday) – Hair Fair Closes to the public.
Rules & Information for Hair Fair 2021
Please take the time to read all information provided. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact HairFairSL Core. All participants must have an already established hair store in Second Life to be eligible.
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 2021.
If you need a split script with a partner, contact HairFairSl Core well in advance of the event so that we can customise 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.
Mesh Hair Creators
2 – 6 New Hairstyles must be released at the event!
(if not a mesh hair on head attachment creator different rules may apply)
Hair Fair is an exclusive items 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.
All items must be packaged and priced exactly the same way they would be sold in your stores. Your Hair Fair styles can be sold in your own store after the event closes.
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.
(We understand the hairbases portion seems complicated, 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 HairFairSL Core in advance)
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 Base Creators
(This will include stores that create hairbases and not mesh hair.)
Hairbases must be hand drawn by the brand, they are not commissioned or purchases outside of SL or inworld/marketplace as full perms.
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 Bom/bakes on mesh option as well as any appliers that they cater to.
Facial Hair Creators
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 and Bakes on Mesh – must be hand drawn by the brand, they are not commissioned or purchases outside of SL or inworld/marketplace as full perms. You must include a bakes on mesh BOM layer in your product with any additional appliers options you cater to.
If you collaborate with someone to create your styles such as hat hair, and the style is reliant on the two pieces to make one, the items need to be sold together and a split script can be requested.
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 HairFairSL Core, 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 HairFairSL Core if interested. The same rules will apply as all other creators at this event.
Thank you for reading and looking forward to your participation in this event, please contact HairFairSL Core with any questions you may have.