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.

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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