Bandana Kits – How you can help Wigs for Kids

Bandana Day Kit 2021

All finished bandanas must be in by May 31st 2021 – Available on Marketplace

Hair Fair is a little over a month away, starting on June 18th 2021. 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 13th 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.

Examples of Bandanas created in past years…


If you need a kit, please contact Sasy Scarborough. Or you can purchase it for 0L on Marketplace  Please only use this kit for what it is intended for.

Bandana Day in Second Life, started in 2007, It’s a day we encourage people from all over SL to remove their hair and wear bandanas decorated by Residents (not just hair creators!) grid wide.

The Bandana’s in this Kit have been created by Mel Vanbeeck , and are not to be used for anything other than Bandana Day Bandanas.

The idea is to decorate the bandanas provided with either a texture (textures must not have images or logos of RL products or copyright material) prims/sculpts/mesh, or both (NO HAIR) and return it full perms to CharitySasy String – Perms will be changed to No Copy and sold Mod/Transfer as we do every year, so people can buy for others.

We also encourage you to create a notecard that explains why you have decorated the bandana, as many people have their own stories as to why they support this cause. You do not have to do this, it is just something we will include in your bandanas box to share with the person that buys them.

All money from the sale of these bandanas will go to Wigs for Kids and will only be sold by the Hair Fair Committee at Hair Fair 2021. After the event, the bandanas will be unavailable, after you send your bandana to the committee please delete the kit and its contents.

You all have your own friends/fans/customers so putting your own logo/name/blog on the ad is recommended, that way customers will know at a glance whose bandanas they want to buy if they are limited to purchasing only a few.
you can add your logo to the bottom right-hand corner of the template we provided in the kit.

Thank you, in advance, if you choose to participate.

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Hair Fair Bandana Kit info HERE

Hair Fair 2021 Application Form & Info


This years Hair Fair will occur in June/July 2021

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 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.

Creators Timeline:

February 2021

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 2021

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 2021

April 26th – Booth interiors provided in group

April 27th – 30th – Promotional material provided for your mainstore

May 2021

May 1st – 31st – Working on your hairstyles, accessories, hairbases, facial hair for the event

June 2021

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 2021

July 4th (Sunday) – Hair Fair Closes to the public.

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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.

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 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.

Collaborations


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.

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 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.

Hair Fair 2020 – Announcement

Hair Fair 2020 Announcement

Due to the circumstances that are heavily impacting the world this year, we have decided to cancel Hair Fair 2020. This will be the first time since 2006 that Hair Fair has not been held, but due to the nature of the event, we do not feel that it is something that is manageable at this time for many involved. We respect the needs of all at this time and going forward, and we know that distractions and something to focus on may be what some need to get through this time, with so many people with additional issues, we felt that for this year it may be better to leave the question of charitable donations for each to consider privately instead of entangled with participation in an event.
We don’t know how much harder times are going to get, and for now that means better to temporarily shelf big plans and commitments to prioritise staying above the waves week to week.
We are very moved by the efforts of the community in Second Life to make this time as stress free as they can, as lighthearted as they can muster and as giving as possible. We wish all the hair and hair accessories community all our support this year and every year and will keep in touch with as many as we can through our designer group. We hope that everyone understands that this was not an easy decision, but we wholeheartedly feel it best.
We encourage those that can to still visit the WigsforKids website as they have always been big supporters of our efforts, and we continue to correspond with them every year.

Thank you
Sasy Scarborough
Whimsy Winx
Mel Vanbeeck

Hair Fair 2019 – Thank you/Receipt 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