For the first time in 16 years, the Mane Event, a fundraising event organized by Steve Roy, partnered with Schwarzkopf at the Toronto ASK Academy and Lift Salon to host the initiative. On June 9, Roy and 36 stylists—11 who come from his salon, Solo Bace—spent the day giving haircuts, blow-dries and colour services to guests. There was also a silent auction, and the day ended with a wine and cheese party.
One-hundred per cent of proceeds will fund programs and services at the Teresa Group, a charity that benefits children and families affected by HIV/AIDS. This year, the Mane Event raised $25,000, added to previous years’ fundraising amount of over $350,000. Congratulations!
“Coming back to it this year means proving to yourself that you can do something good again and again, and that is very rewarding,” says Roy on organizing the 16th Mane Event.
Photos courtesy of Steve Roy