Thank you so much again to all of those involved in this event and we appreciate Wigs for Kids and what they do year round to help kids in need.
Another Hair Fair has packed up and it was a really lovely event, people were so kind and appreciative of the event and the event space, which were lovely IMs to get.
Donation Kiosks, Bandanas and Hair Fair Hares raised L235,914 which is awesome, thank you to all that donated directly, created and decorated bandanas, your assistance is greatly appreciated in helping Wigs for Kids.
Donations made via purchases made at Hair Fair came to L1,898,250 which is amazing. There were so many huge events going on at the same time, and we know people have other financial priorities in RL now more than ever, so we truly appreciate every linden spent with Hair Fair. Individual purchases came in at 22,321, that is a lot of Hair and Hair accessories that hit the grid in two weeks.
Total : L2,134,164 as soon as the lindens are sold and processed and sent to Wigs for Kids we will update with the receipt.
Thank you so much to everyone involved.
The participants, the hair and accessories and poses creators that joined us this year and have been part of previous years…you are an amazing group of giving people, that use your talents to do good things. The Hair Fair committee and Wigs for Kids are very thankful for all that you do. For those that joined up and could not make it to the event, there were a lot of really personal and RL things that went on for people this year, and we hope that everyone is safe and doing better. Those people intended to participate but life happens, and they are still very much part of the whole process.
The Lindens, special thanks to Patch, Brett and Strawberry, for helping us each year with bringing attention to the event and any questions we may have regarding region performance etc.
The Firestorm Team, thank you for your message of the day announcements by the very text vocal Lassie, who each year goes above and beyond not just for Hair Fair but everything that goes on during the year, all her MOTD posts make me smile. We really appreciate that firestorm provides this wonderful service.
Early Access Bloggers, that help us communicate that the event is coming, when it opens and in posts during, letting us reach their readers and followers so that people that go to them for great finds find us.
Bandana Creators/Decorators, thank you all so much for doing your part to want to add a little fun and colour to the event with your works. It is my favourite part and that it has still been such an influence in the event makes me very happy. A big part of the 100% donated to Wigs for Kids is made with those items, so you are awesome.
Special thanks to Mel Vanbeeck for the base bandana we use every year and the one that is adorning our Hair Fair Hares, another thanks to Anya Ohmai who created the Hair Fair Hares for our ongoing use and incorporated the bandana in a way that just makes them adorable. Thank you also to Mirja Mills that gave the committee her base hairwrap so that we could decorate it for even more sales.
To everyone that attended the event, purchased items, donated, told friends, brought in alts etc, thank you so much for being so awesome! everything you did donated something to Wigs for Kids, and they are going to benefit from that in a big way, thank you.
Another thank you to my partner Mel Vanbeek, without whom I would rez builds in the wrong order, have all the math wrong, there would be wonky windows and doors floating off into the sunset. He also keeps me sane through the whole year (as sane as possible) and does all the scripting for Hair Fair and anything else that I come up with during the year as a need. I am truly thankful for him.
Many know the story of Bandana Day and how it happened, but in case you didn’t it is how I (Sasy) started being part of the event in 2007. Bandanas being sold in RL for kids that needed them due to hair loss was a thing that I felt that could be part of something in Second Life too, that Hair Fair made sense as the base of such an opportunity to do a bit more, so I proposed the notion to Six Kennedy and Elikapeka Tiramisu and they said “awesome, you do it !” I had no idea what that would do, and what it would turn into for me, but here I am 16 years later and it still means so much to me.
We wanted it to be a way that those that didn’t make hair could be part of the event too, that they could by decorating a bandana add to the donations made, and share their own stories. It took off in a big way, so much so that people used to have bandana parties, send people from clubs to hair fair to buy them and then have a night raising donations to then pass on to us etc. Bandana day was the day you removed your hair and wore a bandana to show solidarity and so on, that kind of started to fade off, and so we introduced the Hair Fair Hares with the help of Anya Ohmai, so with the creations of Mel Vanbeeck’s bandanas and her Hares, we were able to provide options…then other creators started donating mesh bandanas and hair wraps they themselves created, which makes me so proud that we have their trust in us to do the right thing with them.
So through the ones decorated that we provide, the ones donated in full and recently the addition to us of the Headwraps that I decorate by Mirja Mills of EMO-tions there are options for everyone.
This year the them of the Hares was a very personal thing for me. Usually their theme has just grown from my ability to manage to make something that works, but this year I had to learn to make what I wanted them to be specifically, and they have been very successful. As always every year the bandanas and Hares from the year before are retired so you have just over 24 hours to get a wriggle on over to Hair Fair and grab yours, they are transfer and mod, you can give them to others or keep them all for yourself.
As we wrap up Hair Fair 2022 as it closes Sunday night at midnight 10th July, we wanted to say Thank You, to everyone that made something, bought something, told someone, and made the event possible.
Hair Fair is now open! We have a stunning array of stores from all over the grid. Each store has only new and only available releases in their booth for the duration of the event and every item is donating a percentage of every purchase to Wigs for Kids. Any items purchased from our bandana booths will donate 100% and any donations made directly to the donation kiosks are also 100% to Wigs for Kids, so if you can round out your balance by dropping some lindens in one of those, thank you!
Barber poles will mark any booth that has Male compatible items, but feel free to try everything, you need know where the items may take you. There are hairstyles, hair addons, hairbases, beards, hair accessories and even some amazing poses and props with animations.
You can start on any region and keep the booths to one side of you and you will navigate all 6 regions with ease. You can rez one of our buses and edit your way around the event, buses are solo or groups, and an easy way to stay together.
Made in Tokyo
Hair Studio One – One Creations
Sparkle Skye Creative
The Little Bat
Fantavatar & Moonstruck
Geek Hair by Vinyl
The Stringer Mausoleum
Alli & Ali Designs
Raon Hair Salon
Bliensen + Maitai
Thank you for joining us on another year of Hair Fair and helping Wigs for Kids
Go to our Flickr post to enter your Second Life User Name to win one of 10 early access passes for you and two friends. Early access is this Friday 24th June.
You can also join our DEMO Group for all the events demos that are sent out on the 24th in advance of the event opening on the 25th of June.
secondlife:///app/group/2e30d166-f3e5-e2de-ff72-b3da2d06ded2/about paste into local chat in world or search Hair Fair DEMO group. Any Hair Fair associated groups are free to join.