Rustington hairdresser donates cost of haircut to charity

Hairdresser Carol Brown (left) cut Lin Harrison's hair and donated the money as part of a nationwide campaign 'Magic Scissors' launched by her friend. Pic Steve Robards SR1528733 SUS-151221-120250001
Hairdresser Carol Brown (left) cut Lin Harrison's hair and donated the money as part of a nationwide campaign 'Magic Scissors' launched by her friend. Pic Steve Robards SR1528733 SUS-151221-120250001

A HAIRDRESSER in Rustington will be donating the cost of one haircut to help train aspiring hairdressers in Uganda.

Carol Brown owns Rustington Serenity Hair in Churchill Parade and has given a haircut to one of her loyal customers, Lin Harrison, but the cost of it will be going to a worthy cause, called Magic Scissors.

“We’re encouraging hairdressers to donate the cost of one haircut and the money goes to train young people in Uganda to become hairdressers like me,” said Carol.

Hairdressers across the country are aiming to raise £15,000 to support the training scheme – this includes industry leaders Lee Stafford, Errol Douglas, Trevor Sorbie and Nicky Clarke.

Carol said: “It’s Christmas you’ve got to give a bit back.”

The mastermind behind Magic Scissors is Tony Wood, who owns Tony Wood Hairdressing in Portsmouth.

Carol said: “He has been a friend of mine for many years and he has no other agenda than raising money so more people can become as passionate about the career as we are and get them out of poverty, and that’s what rings the bell for me.”

Tony Wood said in his years as a hairdresser and teaching young stylists, he has realised how important it is to give something back to the world.

Ton said: “Magic Scissors is the perfect opportunity to do just that and will help train kids in Uganda to do the thing I love.

“Hairdressing is a skill, but it’s also a passion – we have the chance to introduce some of the most vulnerable children to this skill and I hope the rest of the industry will join us to make this campaign a huge success.”

The money raised will go to the Lessons for Life Foundation which helps educate the most disadvantaged kids.

In 2014, their funding helped nearly 16,000 students family and community members.

Chief executive of the charity, Imogen Ward, said: “The great thing about this campaign is that it gives kids in Uganda a future.

“Life skills like hairdressing mean that these young people don’t have to put themselves in vulnerable and dangerous positions to make a living. They get to work in a safe environment, doing something they love.

“What’s more, the money these young people will earn will help not only them, but their families to grow and prosper.”

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