WHIP UP WIGS
Shevy Wigs Company donates a large percentage of inventory each year to cancer patients who cannot afford to purchase high-quality wigs, and also offers deep discounts and free wigs to women with alopecia or partial hair loss. Shevy Salon staffers make house calls and provide hospital consultations at no extra charge for clients too ill for a salon visit, and children are given extra attention. For information, call 718-336-9111 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For every container of Baobab Body Butter sold, a 25-cent donation will be made to the Nu Skin Force for Good Foundation in support of the Malawi Seeds of Hope Project, which works to plant and conserve baobab trees in Africa's Malawi villages. Visit www.nuskin.com for details.
COLLECT DOLLARS AND CENTS
Sally Beauty's first response in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina was to send much-needed hair care products to the American Red Cross for evacuees, and to set up collection canisters in more than 2,000 store locations. The company then joined the industry effort, Beauty Associations for Katrina Relief, to provide aid to salon owners, professionals, distributors, beauty schools and students affect by the storm. For complete info, go to www.sallybeauty.com; to volunteer or contribute to disaster relief, visit www.redcross.org.
START UP HAIR DONATIONS
Robert Brown, owner of the HaiRobert salon in Memphis, Tennessee, offers discounts on follow-up services to clients who donate hair to Locks of Love. For two other of the salon's charities, Dream Factory and Friends for Life, the salon put together gift baskets and boxes complete with styling products, a T-shirt and gift certificate for services. Brown also throws in a couple of his business cards.
PLANT A TREE
On behalf of Paul Mitchell salons and stylists, the company will donate a portion of proceeds from the sale of all Paul Mitchell gift sets to American Forests and its Global ReLeaf program of planting trees worldwide. Visit www.americanforests.org.
C.O. Visions announced that a portion of proceeds from the sale of Amaryllis Rich Hand Soap will go to Habitat for Humanity Canada. For details of the company's campaign, call 212-477-4755; for volunteer homebuilding info, visit www.habitat.org.
Sidlab Haircouture founder Eric Nelson has partnered with the National Breast Cancer Foundation, contributing a portion of company profits from 2007 and signing on as a 2008 corporate sponsor. Visit www.nationalbreastcancer.org.