Andrew Fitzsimons, hair stylist to stars, LGBTQ+ activist and founder of Andrew Fitzsimons Hair is taking a stance against the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade by hosting a weeklong virtual industry auction. Fitzsimons is joining forces with globally renowned beauty and lifestyle brands, industry professionals, and founders to auction unique product bundles and experiences. All proceeds earned will be donated directly to Planned Parenthood in efforts to protect the right to control our bodies and healthcare.
The virtual auction will take place Monday, October 3rd through to the end of day on Monday, October 10th and will live on program partner Propeller’s website. Propeller is an accessible online platform designed to ignite activism and build movements, helping NGOs better navigate how to be equitable and successful in their efforts.
Starting today, anyone can bid on a variety of one of a kind items, ranging from exclusive merchandise and unreleased items, to masterclasses. Items will be given to the highest bidder and all proceeds will be given directly to the Planned Parenthood organization and support the ongoing fight for reproductive rights.
“I believe everyone should have access to the medical care they need without restrictions, and so I wanted to create an initiative that would support this fight in a way that went far beyond what I could do as a single individual. When working together, the power of the beauty industry can be so impactful and at this moment we desperately need to come together to help protect people who can become pregnant.”
— Andrew Fitzsimons, founder of Andrew Fitzsimons Hair
For this beauty auction Fitzsimons has partnered with brands and founders including:
- Shay Mitchell and BEIS
- Khloé Kardashian and Good American
- Halsey and About Face Beauty
- Kesha and Kesha Rose Beauty
- Sir John and CTZN Cosmetics
- Nudestix and Glamzilla
Earlier this year, Fitzsimons launched his namesake hair care collection amplifying radical inclusivity and diversity from the inside out. Dedicated to not only championing hair care for all hair types, but challenging the industry to sell and become socially responsible.
“Those of us with platforms have a responsibility to advocate for those who need it most, and right now in the face of this legislation, that includes reproductive rights," adds Fitzsimons. "We stand with our industry peers against policies that limit people’s independence and their ability to make their own personal health decisions.”
For more information on the auction and to get updates in real time, follow @andrewfitzsimons on Instagram.
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