Q: What is Hair Fair?
Hair fair is an event which features dozens of hair and accessory designers selling exclusive new designs. A portion of every sale is donated to Wigs for Kids, which is a charity that helps children who have lost their hair due to illness.
Q: Where is my favorite designer?
If they have a booth at the event, you can find information about what region they are on in the post that goes up after the event opens.
If they are not at the event, it means one of several things happened!
1. They did not apply.
2. They applied and were accepted, but due to various circumstances they were not able to complete preparations for the event before it opened. This happens surprisingly often, but it hurts every time! When designers pull out at the last moment, we can only do our best to fill the gaps this leaves in the build so it isn’t easy to notice. If you find you are walking a long distance between the shops, that’s probably what happened.
3. They applied, but were rejected or removed before the event opened. This is fairly rare. The event is not particularly constrained for space, so generally applications are only rejected on the basis of
a) The brand is not an established hair or accessory designer (though we allow a few new brands to launch at Hair Fair — if you would like to launch a hair brand at Hair Fair please get in touch well in advance so we can make that happen!)
b) Us being aware of an issue with the authenticity of a designer’s “original” creations. As Hair Fair is a charity event, preserving its integrity is a top priority. We treat any incident of content theft very seriously, and will generally exclude anyone with a history of it unless the incident has been thoroughly resolved. We do our best to ensure that we are making these decisions based on good, first-hand information from the parties involved, or indisputable proof involving sources outside SL.
Q: Do all booths purchases benefit the charity? Some don’t have donation signs up.
Yes, all vendors contribute a minimum of 15% to Wigs for Kids. Some donate more, and will put out signs stating this, but you can safely assume that no sign means they are donating 15%. It is something we are very diligent about, so we assure you every purchase made is donating to Wigs for Kids, the amounts will may differ booth to booth.
Q: Why does the region keep freezing while I’m trying to walk around?
The mini-freezes happen when other people enter and exit the region. These little lock-ups are caused when the region has to pack/unpack all the avatar’s script states as they come and go. The more scripts an avatar has in their attachments, the longer the freeze will last. If several heavily scripted avatars enter or exit at the same time, it might be a few seconds before everyone can move again, so please make sure while you are picking an outfit for the event you go with something light! Packing light will make your own freeze shorter while crossing regions as well. (Try crossing with nothing attached sometime if you want to blow your own mind.)
Q: Can I gift hairs at the event?
Depending on the system in use by the individual store you may be able to gift. It will be up to the individual store to allow this based on what they are using.
Q: Why does the event use special vendor scripts?
In the event that creators do not have a vendor system, we provide scripts that they can use to donate directly to the charity account, this minimises the use of different scripts by each and every booth, helping control lag.
Q: Why do I see ads for businesses that aren’t at the event?
Ads have always been sold independently of event participation. If you see an ad for a Hair store, it usually means they intended to participate but RL may have changed that possibility, as the ad is bought and paid for, Hair Fair still honors that by keeping it up.