Stylists use their skills every day to elevate people's self-concept. Now you can volunteer with a special event to help some of those who need your talents the most. On Saturday, August 28 during Cosmoprof North America Las Vegas, the Sam Villa Company is partnering with The Beyond Project to provide makeovers and styling tutorials to the women of the Salvation Army’s Seeds of Hope—"Saving, Empowering, Educating and restoring DreamS to lives shattered by human trafficking."  

Your Help Makes a Difference

Sam Villa will be donating blow dryers, flat irons and curling irons to the women. Volunteer stylists will refresh haircuts, do makeovers, and give styling tutorials using the donated tools so women can recreate the looks on their own for upcoming job interviews and everyday life.

“Hairdressers often engage with women coming out of difficult circumstances," explains Beth Carson, co-founder and president of Sam Villa. "The Beyond Project creates community volunteer efforts to address these needs sensitively and compassionately. We share the same values and commitment and are proud to utilize our voice and community to amplify the impact hairdressers make on people’s lives, especially women recovering from abuse.”

Volunteering Details

To volunteer your time and talent and work alongside Sam VillaIra Pope Sage and Marquetta Breslin, simply sign up here. Your application will include a background check and 15-minute basic trauma training.

When: Saturday, August 28, from 12pm-3pm;
Also Monday, August 30, 12pm-3pm for LGBTQIA+ youth and veterans facing homelessness 

Where: The Salvation Army, 35 W Owens Avenue, Las Vegas, NV

More About the Beyond Project

The Beyond Project inspires and empowers lives by connecting beauty industry professionals to non-profit agencies to provide mobile beauty and wellness services to those most in need.  Your hairdressing skills are always welcome and appreciated.

“Most victims of human trafficking were forced to look a certain way," says Rachel Hile, founder of The Beyond Project. "A new style helps them gain confidence and control of their lives, and it empowers them to forge a new identity.”

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Originally posted on Modern Salon

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