Salon has a big hair day to raise money for charity

COLOURFUL From left, Alison Irish, Tina Duah and Connie Davenport style the hair of Stuart Harris at Hi-Lites in Eastney. Picture: Allan Hutchings (132190-269)
COLOURFUL From left, Alison Irish, Tina Duah and Connie Davenport style the hair of Stuart Harris at Hi-Lites in Eastney. Picture: Allan Hutchings (132190-269)
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A HAIR salon remembered a client with a West End musical-themed fundraiser.

Hi-Lites, in Eastney Road, Eastney, attracted passers-by with their Hairspray inspired fundraiser.

Employees at the salon dressed in 1960s skirts and had their hair styled for the occasion to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer UK.

Owner Alison Irish organises a similar fundraiser every year to support different charities. But this year, it was an obvious choice.

She said: ‘One of our clients passed away from pancreatic cancer so we decided that would be the best charity to raise money for this year.

‘She was a friend of the girls but also our other clients so everyone wanted to help out.

‘We normally have a theme but it was hard to do a theme for the charity so we decided Hairspray would be fitting.

‘We could all dress up in the outfits and it is linked to what we do here.’

The salon offered £5 haircuts as part of the fundraiser as well as a tombola, raffle and cake sale.

Later on in the day, they had a small petting zoo and face painting.

But the fundraising doesn’t stop there.

The salon is also having a party on Saturday, August 17.

The party will be raising more money with more food, more music and more raffle prizes.

Alison added: ‘The party should be a lot of fun.

‘We are holding it at Roko gym and it always seems to be popular.

‘It is always a laugh and will hopefully help us beat last year’s target.’

For their fundraiser last year, Hi-Lites managed to raise over £2,000. This year they are looking to get £3,000.

Kat Browbrick has been working at the salon since February and loves how all the girls raise thousands of pounds together.

She said: ‘Everyone had such a good laugh.

‘We all got into the Hairspray feel of things with our big skirts and big hair.

‘It was a great day and it is nice that our customers got involved to fundraise too.’

Tickets for the party are £7.50 and can be bought in the salon.