Hair Fair 2023 Applications NOW OPEN

This years Hair Fair will occur mid June to July.

Hair Fair is a Charity event, we donate a percentage of all transactions to Wigs for Kids. You can see past donation thank-yous HERE.

The event will Open Saturday (Morning) June 17th  and Close Sunday (Night) July 2nd

Please read all information provided so that you know of timelines, rules and anything else you will need to know before submitting your application. We have changed many rules this year and last, so that you as a creator are able to expand on your creations in the way you see fit.
Please make sure to read them as pretty much every category has a change to it.

Creators Timeline:

March – Applications and invitations

March 16th – Applications Open

March 29th – Applications Close

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 We are not doing separate applications for previous and open to all, so get your applications in as soon as possible to help with numbers.

March 29th – 31st – 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 31st – Booth payments Start (you may pay as soon as you have been notified of acceptance)

April 7th – Booth payments End (Reminders will go out in advance of this date)

April 1st – 7th – 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.

May 2023 – Work on your releases!

May 1st – May 9th  – Booth interiors, Promotional material for your stores and social media provided in group. Please unpack this as other information will also be provided.

June 2023 – Be ready!

June 12th(Monday) – Booth set up starts

June 15th (Thursday) – Booth set up ends

Set up period is four full days. You have from 00:01 am Monday Morning until 11:59 pm Thursday Night. Everything is provided in advance. All you need to do is arrive and place your items. We will make sure you know in advance that it is coming to that time.

Once your booth is set up and you have provided HairFairSL Core with your vendor images full perms, you can proceed to add them to our Flickr pool, send out bloggers packs and do any promotions you wish to do for this event.

June 16th (Friday) – DEMO Day & Early Access

– Demos sent out through Demo Group
– Early access to the event.

June 17th (Saturday) – Hair Fair is OPEN to the public.


July 2nd (Sunday all day and night open) – Hair Fair Closes to the public.


Rules & Information for Hair Fair 2023

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/accessories store in Second Life to be eligible.

New/ish rules throughout, please read them so that you know what has changed. It is your store, your brand that you are representing at Hair Fair. There was a need for the rules we had in the past, but we did not mean them to limit change and growth, so they have now been changed to accommodate a lot of things that have come up in the past few years.


This is a charity event! You will have to either set up your own vendor system to split to the charity account we provide information for, or use the scripts we can provide, one or the other not both. We have listened to your need to keep transactions in one system.

IMPORTANT! You must also turn off store credit and gift-cards as an option of purchase, because the event is a charity event if people use those options there will be no donations.

If you do not have a vendor system we provide the scripts you can use and 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.

You must not use scripts for DEMOS – every script even for give items is extra scripts we do not need on the regions – set the demo to buy for 0L, all demos must be 0L/Free

Creators NEW NEW NEW Minimum!

1 – 6 New products must be released at the event!

We know how much effort it now takes to complete a full hairstyle with style options so we have changed the minimum to 1 style, so that you have more time to release something wonderful for this event.

Hair Fair is an exclusive items only event – this is only during the event, all items can be sold once the event is over at your store or on marketplace as any regular release. 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. Gifts/dollarbies are the only exception.

All items must be packaged and priced exactly the same way they would be sold in your stores. Please do not offer items cheaper or combine packs into one if that is not how you usually sell them.

Hair Attachments/Add ons

Attachments (mohawks, ponytails, buns, pigtails, braids, etc.) can be sold with or without a hair base included. If you are showing a hair base in your vendor ad, but it isn’t included, be sure to make that clear on your vendor ad. If you have any questions on this please contact HairFairSL Core.

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.

Full Hairstyles

Hair bases included with a full hairstyle do not have to be new to the event if just providing a hairline for your styles that you always include with every pack, as these are not a selling point of the style and not sold separately.

Hair Bases

(This will include stores that create hair bases only.)

Hair bases must be created by your brand; they must not be commissions or purchases outside of SL or inworld/marketplace as full perms.

Hair base creators
Hair bases being sold as a separate item must be new for the event.

Facial Hair Creators

Mesh facial hair is allowed and will need demos so that customers can be assured of fit before purchase.

Facial Hair Appliers and Bakes on Mesh
must be hand drawn by your brand, not commissions or purchases outside of SL or inworld/marketplace. You must include a bakes on mesh BOM layer in your product along with any appliers.

Hair Accessories & Props etc.

Not only are hair accessories allowed, but hair props – hairdryers, curling irons, salon decor/backdrops, hair focused poses are all something as hair lovers we would like to see at Hair Fair.

The item must add to the beauty and or functionality of hairstyles. Tiaras, hair-sticks or accessories that adorn, hair flowers, jewelry, hats and horns are all items that partner so well with the hair community and what Hair Fair wants to be.
If you make a jewellery set that has more than the hair accessories portion, even if sold separately it would count as one release, Example : Tiara, Necklace and Earrings would be one release. The same with props or pose sets etc,

You can now also collaborate with a clothing brand to do clothing that has hair as part of the clothing such as a hoodie/cape with hair built into the style for a perfect look. If curious about a style in that way, please contact HairFairSL Core so we can discuss, Hair does have to be the attention grabber of the items though as it is Hair Fair.

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 1 style, 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.

If the person you are wanting to collaborate with has a lot of talent and ideas, it is a good idea to recommend they have their own booth at the event, so that they can do more than just the one item with you, separate of the collaboration.


At this time we are not positive on the build design, but we always make sure you have information and booth inners well ahead of time to do what you need to do.

Thank you for reading and looking forward to your participation in this event, please contact HairFairSL Core with any questions you may have.

Please use application form below to submit your application.


Hair Fair 2022 Final Tally & Thanks

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.

Special thanks to Hamlet Au of New World Notes and Gorgeous Aurelia of IheartSL who both promoted the event in the advertising bar so that we would get seen by more people.

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.



Hair Fair Hares & Bandana Day 2022

Why the Pirate Hares @ Hair Fair 2022
Hair Fair Hares 2022
Hair Fair 2022 - Bandana Booths
Hair Fair 2022 - Bandana Booths 3
Hair Fair 2022 - Bandana Booths 2

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.

Bandana Booths are in random locations at the event


Hair Fair 2022 NOW OPEN

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.

Blonde Region

Poison Rouge




Made in Tokyo




Hair Studio One – One Creations


Mister Razzor

Redhead Region

Ayame Ame







Sparkle Skye Creative



Grasshopper St.

Noirette Region



The Little Bat


Fantavatar & Moonstruck


Angel Eyes


Raven Bell

NaaNaa’s Accessories




Geek Hair by Vinyl

SAP Beauty

Curious Kitties

The Mars

The Stringer Mausoleum



Alli & Ali Designs

Raon Hair Salon

Brunette Region



Just Her


Analog Dog




Streaks Region

Vanity Hair




Bliensen + Maitai



Thank you for joining us on another year of Hair Fair and helping Wigs for Kids