Hair Fair Designers FAQ

APPLICATIONS

Q. I’m new and just found out about Hair Fair!  How can I join?
A. If you were unable to apply in time to be guaranteed a booth, we can add you to our wait list. Please review our rules in the meantime to see if you are a candidate for a booth. Rules apply to late applicants too.

Q. I have been in Hair Fair for 3 years now, so why don’t I have a booth?
A. Each of those years you were required to sign up. That has not changed this year. Hair fair dates are always made public well in advance of the event, we also contact past participants. Please contact HairFairSL Core directly.

Q. What if I do not have the money to pay for my booth when I am approved?
A. The application fee is a non-negotiable part of the fair that you were made aware of at the time of your application. You will need to have the money prepared and put aside for when you are approved. If you do not have the money to pay for your booth, your space will be given to the next designer on the waiting list.

Q. Hey, this Hair Fair sounds like fun. I can build! Can I make some hair too?
A . Yes you can!  But…only established hair/accessories stores can participate in the fair unless pre-approved by the committee to launch at hair fair. But please, make that hair, start a store, and apply next year!

Q. How can I get to be a committee approved store?
A. Apply for a booth and put in that application that you wish to launch at Hair Fair and someone will get in touch with you. However please note this will not guarantee you acceptance.

Q. I know when I applied I provided an additional persons/avatars name as part of the business. While you are not showing this person listed, I know I had to have added them. What do we do now?
A. The person may just not have accepted a Group invite, but we can definitely resend it again if needed. Please contact HairFairSL Core.

CONTENT

Q. I have a few full perm accessories I use in my hair is this ok?

A. If it is something like rubber bands, or bobby pins that are part of the hairstyle itself then yes, as long as compliant with their usage TOS.
If they are items that make the hair a hairstyle and are a major portion of the style, then no – such as a beanie or hat with only a few tendrils of hair visible.
If you create accessories for individual purchase and they are not created by you, you cannot use them.

Q. I purchased my hairstyles/prims full perm from a store going out of business. Is this going to be a problem?
A. You have to be the creator of Hair/Accessories for your brand, if your brand does not make hair, then you need not apply.

Q. I build the hair/accessories but my partner textures it. Is this okay?
A. Yes, as long as both avatars are listed as the creators for your brand.

Q. I can’t make a minimum of two new hair styles/accessories in time. What are my options?
A. The hair fair event usually happens at least 2 months after applications. If you know in advance you will not be able to make the minimum number required in that amount of time, please do not apply.

Please keep in mind that Hair Fair deposits are non-refundable for any reason. If your hair booth is not fully set up with the minimum of 2 hair fair release styles/accessories by the deadline, your space will be made available to another store on the waiting list, or removed.

Q. Why can I only have up to 6 new hairs/accessories for release? I have 10 ready to go!
A. We love you, we really do, but the fair is immense, to give everyone the opportunity to be a part of it, we have to have limits.

Q. I only do releases in 5 colors. The booth next to me does 10 colors. Can I use the difference in number of prims to set out more then 6 products.
A. 2 – 6 releases is the allotted amount we have designated for each booth.

Q. Do I have to put out a gift/dollarbie ?
A. No you do not, but it is a great promotional tool for your brand to be looked at by possible customers. While they may not like the styles/accessories you have at the event, they may look at your gift/dollarbie and like what you do overall, or use it to remember that they liked something about you. It also means that if you create other things than hair/accessories, that they are made aware of it through that item.

Q. What kinds of things go into a  gift/dollarbie ?
A.  In previous years stores have included a hairstyle/accessory they have made in the past in a pack of colours, or a fatpack. Also stores that create items other than hair/accessories, have included such things as skins, shoes, clothing, pose sets so that the visitors to the fair get a taste of the other things that store has to offer. It is always best to include items that are best representative of your current skills, including items that are old and not your best work is not going to benefit you as much as newer work will – newer does not mean you have to make something new for the gift/dollarbie, just that it is a more recent release…the last year vs ten years old.
You would include a LM to your store and any additional information, you can also include a notecard with social media, subscriber information and any other details.

BOOTHS

Q. My friend and I both design hair/accessories but own separate stores. Can we share a booth?
A. No.

Q. Can I feature hair related items from my friends stores at my booth?
A. No. You can encourage them to apply in person for their own booth, as Hair Fair now includes Hair Accessories and other Hair Related content.

Q. Can I set up my booth earlier than set up starts?
A. Please contact HairFairSL Core directly for this question, as we may be able to accommodate you earlier.

Q. Can I have a friend set up my booth for me?
A. Unless the items are in your friends name as creator you would not be able to have someone rez your items, but if the person is logged in on your account that is between you and the powers that be  — the only other person allowed to set your booth up would be the business partner/Manager you stated at the time of your application. Please contact HairFairSL Core about this if you have other questions

Q. The fair does not open until the set date, why do I have to be set up earlier  ?
A. The committee needs time to go through all sims to check all booths, scripts, vendors and gift bags are set up correctly. It gives us time to contact you to have any changes made that may be needed. It also allows the committee the much needed time to make sure all signage, promotional information, land settings, teleports, slurls, and any other last minute details for the event is taken care of. If you are not set up in time we can remove your booth or replace it with someone else.

Q. I’m not interested in participating in early access day, so does my booth still have to be set up by the date specified?
A. Yes The deadline is not only to do with that day, it is so that we are finished setting up the event in full.

Q. Can I decorate my booth?
A. You may put a few items – without scripts and set to phantom – in your booth if you feel it is a need to decorate – take into consideration though this event is incredibly busy, so the more you rez the more the customers have to rez, that will take longer to rez your hairstyles and purchase. Anything outside of the booth you occupy is off limits, anything found outside of the booth or in doorways when set up is complete will be returned by the committee. Lag makes anything in doorways look like walls as it is not going to rez, this inhibits the ability to keep people moving.

Q. Your booth is much larger than I am used to, can I bring everything forward ?

A. Not every visitor to the event wants to stand outside the booth, they enjoy being inside the individual spaces and trying on demos, making purchases etc. The more forward and in the entrance you put your items, this means that your customers block the walkways, and also block access to your items from other perspective customers, so please take that into account, and if you must make the space smaller, do so with at least the ability to stand to be inside of it in some way.
We will try and provide options of booth inners this year, to make this easier on all.

HairStyles/Accessories

Q. Why can’t I also set up my Hair Fair releases at my stores(s) while the fair is open?
A. Hair Fair is about coming together as a creative community in one location for a charitable cause. By registering to be in Hair Fair you are agreeing to only have your release available at that one location for it’s duration. You can however set up your demos with a LM giver to the event at your store.

Q. The sims are full and people can’t get in to buy my hair for charity can I set it up at my store now?
A. Hair Fair has always been an event that gives the public something they cannot find anywhere else. While we understand you wanting to make it easier for your customers, we also want those customers to participate in the event.

SCRIPTS

Q. I have a split script, can I use that?
A. You will be able to use either your own vendor system and input the donation information directly, or request a donation script from us if you do not use a vendor system, you can also request a split version for a partner.

Q. Can I set up a Subscriber Kiosk or Group Joiner in my booth?
A. No. These all rely heavily on scripts, and are not allowed in any booths. If the committee finds one in your booth it will be returned. You can include info in a notecard in your gift box on how to join your group.

Q. Why can’t I use a LM giver to promote my main store?
A. LM givers means another script and more lag. Placing a LM to your main store in your demos or gift/dollarbie bag is a way to promote your brand without causing unnecessary lag.


Q. If I take out the script but it still works, for things such as particles and animated images etc, can I do that?
A. If anything is moving, rotating, or emitting particles in your booth it will be removed, even if the script is not running this still takes a lot of effort to rez.

GROUPS

Q. I do not have room for 2 in world groups, why do I need to join all of them?
A. The first group is the Designers group. This will allow you to rez your vendors and also keep you up to date of any news, changes, and information that pertains to you as a participating designer. You can leave this group once you have rezzed your items, although most designers choose to stay in this group to converse with each other during the event.
The second group is the demos group. As a lag reduction tactic, we have created a demo group that all SL residents can join to receive demos prior to the opening of the fair. You can also leave this group once your demos have been sent. Demos must only be sent the day before the fair and not earlier.

Q. Why do I have to send demos to the group when they will be set up at the fair?
A. While we do hope that all visitors to the fair see all booths set out, they may miss a few. By sending demos prior to the opening of the fair, you may secure their interest in your product ahead of time. Also, with the lag issues every event of this size has, anything we can do to reduce rezzing time and conserve sim resources is a huge bonus for shoppers and designers alike. We have found that people will try on demos of stores they are less familiar with because they have the demos all in one spot. This increases the chances of sales and exposure of your brand.

PRIVACY

Q. I saw a style/accessory my friend would really love while setting up my booth. Why cant I take pics of it and send it to her?
A. We understand your excitement, but we feel that it is the creator of the items right to be the first to share information about their release. Whether that be via their own means or through their support like Bloggers etc. We would not want to diminish that joy for them. Also if their booth is not entirely set up, you may be showing a less than perfect representation of their products and they may be upset by that, let them shine when they are ready to.