STAFF gave their time for free and provided discounted haircuts at a chain of salons to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.
Stylists held charity days at HOB Salons branches in Uxbridge Road, Hatch End, and Church Road, Stanmore, last Sunday, during which customers could pay for discounted cut, styling and colour services.
All the proceeds went to the industry-wide HAIRraising initiative, the aim of which is to generate £1million to build another operating theatre at the central London hospital.
The Hatch End team donned pyjamas and both salons encouraged clients to pay £1 to play games such as 'guess the number of hair pins in the jar' and buy cakes baked by staff.
In total, the chain's 16 stores across London and the Home Counties raised £25,000 for charity, with customers at Hatch End contributing just under £2,000 and those at Stanmore approximately £1,000.
Hatch End salon manager Nick Fadi said: "Holding this fundraising day has been a great way to give something back and the team have really loved it.
"HAIRraising is such a worthwhile cause and I am really appreciative of all the local businesses who donated raffle prizes and all our clients who have really supported and given to this appeal, helping HOB Salons as a whole raise over £25,000 on Sunday alone."
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