Hairdressers from across Belgium will again line up to take turns hairdressing for twelve hours during the third Hairdressing Marathon. The event will take place at L’Oréal Belgium’s hairdressing academy in Brussels and will be held on December 1st, on the occasion of the World AIDS Day. The event forms part of the Hairdressers Against Aids programme, an initiative launched by L’Oréal’s Professional Products Division and also backed by UNESCO.
Hairdressers from across the country will again volunteer their hairdressing services to as many people as possible from 10 am to 10 pm at the L’Oreal Hairdressing Academy in Berchem-Sainte-Agathe. Each ‘client’ will pay a flat rate of 25 euros and the proceeds will go to Sida’SOS. The previous edition raised 8,500 euros.
Events aiming at raising awareness and prevention will also be taking place in 600 hairdressing salons across the country.
There are still some slots free, mainly during the daytime, and an appointment can be made by phoning 02/210.06.66.
Belgium has seen “a slight increase in HIV infection rates despite prevention campaigns,” say the organisers. In 2012, more than three new cases were recorded every day.
Lars Andersen (Source: Belga)