If you’re need of a post lockdown trim or weekend blow-dry, forgo your usual trip to the salon and pencil in an appointment that goes far beyond luscious locks — as your next haircut could help raise funds for Lebanon
The UAE’s latest initiative to support the people of Lebanon, after the devastating explosion on August 4, sees acclaimed hair stylists from across the Emirates come together to preen, polish and pouf-up your tresses in aid of Beirut. Taking part in a four-day event, from August 28 to 31, the award-winning hairdressers will offer haircuts and blowdries at a set price, with all proceeds (including additional donations) going directly to the Lebanese Red Cross.
Co-ordinated by L’Oreal international ambassador, Natalie Kasses, the event is designed to give back to Beirut, at a time when support is still vital to the city. “As we have all looked on helplessly and have had so many clients sitting in our chairs sharing the experiences of their family and friends, we wanted to help,” says Natalie Kasses. “The initiative came together from a community desire to take action and help the people of Beirut during this hardship.”
Held in the L’Oreal Academy in Dubai’s Business Bay and the Eideal Academy, near Dubai World Trade Centre, the initiative is particularly close to the heart of Eideal. “The Eideal HQ in Beirut got completely decimated by the explosion but thankfully all our colleagues, families and friends escaped and were completely safe,” says Haysam Eid, managing director of Eideal.
“But we have total empathy for the people of Beirut who lost not just businesses and homes but loved ones,” says Eid. “We really wanted to do something to show our support and that our thoughts and prayers are with them at this difficult time, so we were more than willing to offer the use of the Eideal Academy for this event.”
A wash, cut and blow-dry with any stylist will be Dhs315, and a wash and blow-dry will be Dhs105. Appointments must be pre-booked at either location, to book call; +971 58 591 7577