Hair Aid growing its goals

By Kirra Livingstone

‘Life-changing’ Sunshine Coast not-for-profit raising funds for Indonesian venture

SPENDING your holidays working in the communities of Indonesia doesn’t feature much on travel brochures but, nevertheless, for Natalie Hazelden from Landsborough it’s a dream come true.
Natalie has committed to travel with the Hair Aid team to work with women and men at the Denpasar Jail, and at the Denpasar Dump community.
Hair Aid is a Sunshine Coast grown Australian not-for-profit organisation that sends teams of hairdressers and volunteers to third world countries, to teach people in poverty hair cutting skills.
The volunteers work with the poorest community members, to teach them livelihood skills so they can earn money to feed, clothe and house themselves and their children.
Natalie Hazelden has fundraised for herself to be a part of the Hair Aid team for the last 3 years now, and every time she can go, it is a fantastic experience.
“It’s an experience that is raw, real and very, very life changing for volunteers and the people we train. We don’t just give them the skills, we also give them hope. On Thursdays we go to the church and the orphanage brings the kids for haircuts, the whole team is doing cuts till late into the night,” she said. Natalie Hazelden is also involved in community haircuts all around the coast and Brisbane where she donates her time to cut homeless and disadvantaged peoples’ hair. She just recently took a leading role as a member of the Business Development Team at Hair Aid.
Natalie Hazelden is holding a fundraising event on Sunday, November 26 on her property in Mount Mellum. For just $140 guests will be met with a fantastic line up of guest artists, for a indulging day of Wellness. Just a few featured are Ana Catton, a psychologist who is talking about body image, Vanessa Rumble who will indulge the audience with a relaxing yoga session, followed by a refreshing lunch, followed by a talk about Hair Aid with Selina Tomasich and Natalie Hazelden, and a sound immersion session with Annie Ree a local sound healer. Later in the afternoon they will have Rowan Nancarrow cooking up a storm on the campfire for whoever wants to stay and chill.
Any donations will be greatly appreciated, be it money donation, sponsorship or donations to be raffled off on the day or goodies for the gift bags.
Tickets are available now at online event :
Donations can be made directly to Hair Aid : Westpac Hair Aid Inc Account No.034676 BSB 419851 Reference: Natalie Hazelden Indonesia