Hair Fair 2009 Flickr Contest

Hair Fair 2009 Flickr Contest

The 4th annual Hair Fair will soon be under way from June 20, 2009 until July 4, 2009. We are very pleased to have over 100 participants this year, spreading across four sims. This year’s Hair Fair will be sponsored by Beta Technologies, who have donated the islands for this charity event. Hair Fair will once again donate proceeds to Locks of Love, an organization that donates wigs to children who suffer hair loss due to cancer, burns, and other conditions.

As part of the build-up to this anticipated annual event, we’re holding a photo contest at Flickr. Last year’s Flickr contest was so much fun that we hope everyone will want to participate again. This year’s Flickr contest begins June 1 and ends June 15 at midnight SLT.

The Rules:

1. Be creative, but remember we’re looking for pictures that focus on the hair and you.

2. Feel free to enhance your shot in your photo editing program of choice, but don’t include any text or brands/logos. We don’t want to see vendor images here or store logos in the background for example. Just remember this isn’t an advertisement but a tribute to hair that you love.

3. Keep your photos at 512 pixels by 512 pixels square and tag all photos Hair Fair 2009.

4. Photos may only be entered once, and only the person entering the photo is eligible to win. The same photo may not be entered by more than one person. You must have full ownership rights to the photo you are entering. If it was taken by someone else, then you must be allowed to use it in this manner. Check with the photographer before entering because any disputes of ownership of a photo will result in disqualification.

5. Entrants are limited to a total of 10 entries.

6. In the description of each photo you enter, please include:

* Your Second Life avatar name

* Model

* Photographer

* Hair Style Name and Store

7. All photos must be entered by Midnight SLT on June 15th.

8. Winners will be announced just prior to the start of Hair Fair with all winners receiving a special VIP invitation to Hair Fair before it opens its doors to the public. Winning photos will also be featured at Hair Fair.

9. No Nudity. This is a charity event to raise money for children. Naked pictures and pictures that the committee deem inappropriate will not be accepted. The committee’s say on this is final.

You do not have to show hair that is made only by designers participating in Hair Fair 2009.  You may choose to showcase past designers who have left Second Life, designers just starting out, or even hair you or a friend made.

The pool address: http://www.flickr.com/groups/hairfair2009/

Prizes will be announced at a later date.

Contributors to the Prize pool are :
A.C Store
Baskin Bobbins
Battle Angel
Beauty Avatar
BISHWEAR
Bryce Designs
Calico Ingmann Designs
Caly’s Creations
Curio
Curio Obscura
Damselfly Hair Salon
deadkitties
Decoy
Dernier Cri
designs by katey
Discord Designs
Diversity
DKs & PixelThreads
+DV8+
Exile
fascino
Flavor! Designs
*Filigreemotion* & ~Fadeless~
Groovygirl Designs
Goldie Locks
Hair Solutions
Heading to Dreamville
Here Comes Trouble
House of Heart
House of Munster
Jolie Femme
Kiss Hair
LALA Moon
.Lamb
Lazy Places
MADesigns
Magika
MAU’s & MEJ’s
Mela’s
Miau Haus
Milestone Creations
Mirada
NebuchadNezzar – NDN – Industrial CyberGoth Gear
Nushru
Onigiri
Philotic Energy
Raspberry Aristocrat
Snipz!
~Tea Lane~
Tekeli-li! dark artistry
The Stringer Mausoleum
Tiny Bird
Truth
Twisted and Spoiled
U-neek
Vanity Hair
[V] Viinette
VIXEN Hairs
Wasabi Pills

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact either Brandy Rasmuson or Whimsy Winx in-world with an IM.

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Candy Land – A sweet adventure in Hair.

Hair Fair 09 - Candy Land

The 2009 Hair Fair Expo is just under 3 weeks away and the designers are hard at work to dazzle your with their latest creations.   The theme for this year’s event will be Candy Land, a land of sweet hair for all.  We hope everyone is ready for the sugar rush that will be a delight to your eyes and skull.  Mark your calendars and be sure to join us for some sticky fun.

*Not associated with Candy Land by Milton Bradley a division of Hasbro.

Bandana Day

Bandana Day notice

Stay tuned for an important 2009 Hair Fair Expo message from Sasy Scarborough:

Every year Hair Fair hosts Bandana Day, selling stylish bandanas to raise money for the charity, Locks of Love. On Bandana Day, 100% of bandana sales are donated to this charity, and Bandana Day is fast approaching!

How you can help ?

Contact Sasy Scarborough in world and request a Bandana Making Kit. This kit has all the necessary items you need for a male or female bandana. You can then pass your design to CharitySasy String with full perms, who is the working account of Sasy Scarborough during Hair Fair.

The kit contains male and female sculpted bandanas, a template for your poster, and information on the use of these items. Only one bandana per vendor will be set out, so please make sure you make a separate ad for each bandana you design. Please do not contribute more than 6 bandana designs. Enthusiasm is appreciated, but if you do more than 6 just send us your 6 favorite styles ;).

These items are only to be sold by CharitySasy String to raise money for Locks of Love and will not be used in any other way.

For the past two years Bandana Day has made a huge impact on the fundraising for Locks of Love, so if you cannot help by making and donating a bandana then please make sure you purchase one or more before July 3rd when we “Replace our hair to show we care”.

Sasy Scarborough
Hair Fair Charity Liason

Current 2009 Hair Fair Participants

The deadline for the 2009 Hair Fair Expo has come and gone. If you would still like to apply, contact Kia Goodliffe in world. Any designer who applies now, after our May 9 deadline, will be put on a waiting list and will be accepted only if we have the availability. However we will do our best to get you in if we can.

We are proud to announce that there are 125 designers participating in this years event.  This is almost 50 more participants than last year.

Here is the current list of the 2009 Hair Fair Participants:
ball1Adam n Eve
ball1Aitui
ball1Alice Project
ball1Amacci
ball1Analog Dog
ball1AOHARU
ball1ARGRACE
ball1Audacity
ball1.::B Spot::.
ball1Baskin Bobbins
ball1Battle Angel
ball1*Beauty Avatar*
ball1Biedermann’s Q Hair
ball1Bish
ball1BiZaRRe Hair & DeMiNaTioNs
ball1BLACK MARIA
ball1BLOOD ROYAL
ball1BooPerFunk!
ball1Bryce Designs
ball1Calico Creations
ball1Caly’s Designs
ball1Carlucci Designs
ball1ChiChickie
ball1Clawtooth by Clawtooth
ball1Curio
ball1Curio Obscura
ball1Curious Kitties
ball1Damselfly Hair Salon
ball1Dark Mouse
ball1Dead Kitties
ball1Decoy
ball1Dernier Cri
ball1Designs by Katey
ball1Deviant Kitties
ball1*DG* Innovations
ball1Digital Eyes
ball1Discord Designs
ball1Diversity
ball1DKs & Pixelthreads
ball1Draconic Kiss
ball1Dreads N Threads
ball1+DV8+
ball1::eXceSs::
ball1Exile
ball1fascino
ball1Fashionably Dead
ball1*Filigreemotion*
ball1Find Ash
ball1Flavor! Designs
ball1Foam!
ball1George Street
ball1Glitter Hair
ball1Goldie Locks
ball1Groovygirl Designs
ball1Gwendolyn Cassini Creations
ball1**Hair Influence
ball1Hair Solutions
ball1Hairapy
ball1Head Mistress
ball1Heading to Dreamville
ball1Here Comes Trouble
ball1Honey(Coming Soon)
ball1House of Heart
ball1House of Munster
ball1Hype
ball1Ingenue
ball1Inorite
ball1.: Jada Style :.
ball1JE*REPUBLIC
ball1Jolie Femme
ball1*katat0nik*
ball1Kiss
ball1Lag Designs
ball1LaLa Moon
ball1Lamb
ball1Lamora
ball1Lazy Places
ball1MADesigns
ball1Magika
ball1Maitreya
ball1MAU’s & MEJ’s
ball1MEEMBEE
ball1Mela’s
ball1MIASNOW
ball1Miau Haus
ball1Milestone Creations
ball1Mirada
ball1*MIU*
ball1NebuchadNezzar
ball1Nushru
ball1Onigiri
ball1Panache
ball1Pazazz
ball1Philotic Energy
ball1Pirate Arts
ball1Pixelated Dreams
ball1Raspberry Aristocrat
ball1REDLIC
ball1Refuge
ball1Rock Candy
ball1ROSY MOOD
ball1Sari’s
ball1Shag Hair(Coming Soon)
ball1Simply Britnee
ball1SkyShop HairResort
ball1SLink
ball1Snipz!
ball1Sparkle Sky Designs
ball1SPIRIT
ball1sWEET HAIRs
ball1~Tea Lane~
ball1Tekeli-li dark artistry
ball1TEKUTEKU
ball1The Good Life
ball1The Stringer Mausoleum
ball1Tiny Bird
ball1!TM Hairstyles by Tami McCoy
ball1Truth
ball1Tukinowaguma HairStyle
ball1Twisted and Spoiled
ball1U-Neek
ball1[V] Vignette
ball1VIXEN
ball1W & Y
ball1Wasabi Pills

Hair Fair Application Deadline is Approaching

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The deadline for applications for the 2009 Hair Fair Expo is only 5 days away. So all of your last minute Charlies, get those applications in so you can be a part of the largest Hair Fair ever.

Application links:
*Rules
*FAQ
*Designer Application (Please read the rules and FAQ before filling this out.)

Applications are due at the end of the day on May 9th.

For further inquiries or designer participation info, please contact:
*Washu Zebrastripe – Hair Fair Expo Co-chairperson
*Mikayla Kohl – Hair Fair Expo Co-chairperson
*Kia Goodliffe – Designer Liaison
*Sasy Scarborough – Charity Coordinator
*Teagan Blackthorne – Blog Coordinator

Don’t let the time run out on you.

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Tips for applying to the Hair Fair

Washu’s Tips for Designer applying to the Hair Fair.

Washu shared some general tips to keep in mind as we move forward towards the Hair Fair.

1.  Start building your hair now. Try to get more than the minimum of hair done, and you can pick your favorites to showcase.  If you wait to do your hair, you may panic and end up not getting at least 3 done.

2.  Do not plan a store rebranding/redesign/retexture around the Hair Fair. Designers do this every year and they become overwhelmed and *nothing* gets done by HF and customers miss out on your lovely work.

3.  Plan on creating a new dollarbie for your HF spot. People can make up their application costs with dollarbie sales alone.

4.  Remember that this is for charity and none of the coordinators get paid for this work. We are all helping children in need. 🙂

5.  You will be given a booth prior to the fair to design. Design this with LAG in mind. Sculpts do not rezz in high lag!

6.  If you have concerns please come to us ASAP before it gets too much to handle. we will do everything we can to help you through the fair.

Hair Fair 2009 is on its Way!

hf09comingsoon2The Hair Fair Expo is returning for its 4th year being generously sponsored by Beta Technologies.   We have a lovely new website for the fair to keep everything nicely organized at http://www.hair-fair.net/.  This year’s event will take place from June 20th through July 4th.

Important links:
*Rules
*FAQ
*Designer Application (Please read the rules and FAQ before filling this out.)

“You can expect an exciting theme and even more creative hair designs. Our talented staff will also bring you some amazing events that we hope to receive unprecedented participation in. Last year we obtained over $9,500 in funds for our chosen charity, Locks of Love.”

Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 18 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. They meet a unique need for children by using donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics. Most of the children helped by Locks of Love have lost their hair due to a medical condition called alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure. The prostheses provided help to restore a child’s self-esteem and their confidence, enabling them to face the world and their peers. For those children with medical hair loss that is not permanent as in the case of most chemotherapy, a synthetic wig is provided.

Charity Navigator, an independent charity evaluator, rates Locks of Love as a 4 star charity which is defined as one that “exceeds or meets industry standards and performs as well as or better than most charities in its cause.” You can read further details about this review at http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=9285

For further inquiries or designer participation info, please contact:
*Washu Zebrastripe – Hair Fair Expo Co-chairperson
*Mikayla Kohl – Hair Fair Expo Co-chairperson
*Kia Goodliffe – Designer Liaison
*Sasy Scarborough – Charity Coordinator
*Teagan Blackthorne – Blog Coordinator