On May the 11th Barberette is gave customers and friends the opportunity to have their own G. I. Jane moment – all for a good cause... A sponsored head-shaving event all in aid of Moorfields Eye Hospital!
The talented barber has had a personal brush with eyesight problems when her partner Sam suddenly lost sight in one eye last summer. She has chosen to raise funds for Moorfields Eye Hospital as they provided fantastic support over this difficult time and ensured that Sam received the best possible care.
The goal was to raise as much money as we can over the next few weeks- with an official target of £300.
Barberette welcomed involvement in this fantastic event- whether it was being brave enough to step forwards and shave a head (all genders welcome), sponsoring through the Virgin Money page, or turning up on the day to provide support / food and drink and turning it into a party.
But the drastic cut also marks a new stage for Barberette. She says "I’d reached the point where I just couldn’t keep up with client demand so that’s why I’ve employed Enric. It’s great that we can offer double the appointments and a wide range of styles".
Under the radar of the Dalston scene, Barberette has been steadily building up a client base offering a distinctive hair styles from sharp and tidy to quiffs, flat tops, sculpted and decorative clipper work – as well as as well as traditional cut throat razor shave.
Barberette is about supporting other creative people. The regular exhibitions in the shop are part of that. If you haven’t already, check out the artwork from Camberwell Arts College graduate Charlotte Lucy Whitehead now on show. I’m also really pleased to be teaming up with Hackney-born author of The Girl with the Treasure Chest V A Fearon, for this Fundraiser.
Barberette says "We received amazing support so far, thank you so much and the total raised to day incl. Gift Aid: is £754.14"