Esperance hairdressers to join in record-breaking Cut-A-Thon

Chop for charity: Jacqui Rogers will join eight other hairdressers at Esperance TAFE in Hair Aid's record-setting 'Cut-A-Thon'. Photo: Jake Dietsch.
Chop for charity: Jacqui Rogers will join eight other hairdressers at Esperance TAFE in Hair Aid's record-setting 'Cut-A-Thon'. Photo: Jake Dietsch.

Local hairdressers will be part of a worldwide record-breaking 'Cut-A-Thon' this weekend.

Hair Aid will enter the Guinness Book of World Records on Sunday, May 26 for the most money raised from cutting hair in a 24-hour period.

Any participating salon or hairdresser will have their name recorded and will be part of the history-making event.

South Regional TAFE Esperance Campus lecturer Jacqui Rogers and eight other professional and apprentice hairdressers will be taking part in the drive locally from 10am to 3pm at the TAFE.

"We are running the event from the hairdressing training rooms at TAFE and will be inviting members of the public to come in and have a haircut for a donation," Mrs Rogers said

Hair Aid is an Australian charity that sends teams of hairdressers to teach people in third world countries hairdressing and beauty skills.

Students in poverty can then use those skills to earn money for themselves and their families.

The Cut-A-Thon aims to raise a record amount to buy kits, which can be left with students.

Mrs Rogers said the team of nine were volunteering their times for members of the community to book a 30-minute to one-hour appointment.

Both men and women are welcome to book a haircut during the Cut-A-Thon.

"There are lots of different girls from many salons in Esperance," Mrs Rogers said.

"It will be a great opportunity for everyone to mingle and work with people they haven't worked with before."

The minimum donation for a haircut is $10.

"We are hoping for more,but if $10 is all they can afford, we are happy to receive that as well," Mrs Rogers said.

"Other salons that are taking part around the world are charging up to $50.

"We wanted everyone to be able to come in and have a haircut and to see the TAFE."

Mrs Rogers visited Indonesia last year on a Hair Aid project.

"The feeling you get from helping a woman out of the sex trade industry and giving her a skill to be proud of is indescribable," she said.

"My hairdressing career has never felt so valuable."

To stay updated on times available visit the Esperance Hair Aid Global Cut A Thon Fundraiser Facebook Event page. Those not on Facebook can text Mrs Rogers on 0407 599 183.