Hairdressing salon owner to host 24-hour live worldwide social media event for the NHS

Hairdressing salon owner to host 24-hour live worldwide social media event for the NHS

by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A KIND-HEARTED hairdressing salon owner will be holding a 24-hour Instagram Live event to raise funds for the NHS.

Douglas Muraahi-Reid, 30, who co-owns R&R Hair and Beauty on Eastbank Street in Southport with his mum, Michelle, previously held a special event in January to help the homeless in Southport ‘feel better about themselves’ and help them live more comfortably. Homeless members of the public who attended were given a free haircut as well as hot and cold food and drinks.

Douglas has teamed up with one of the brands that they stock, Crazy Colour, a hair dye firm. They have put on hold their manufacturing and are instead making hand, face and body moisturiser for NHS staff. They have made 30,000 bottles – and are sending Douglas 500 for him to personally hand out to Southport Hospital staff to say thank you for their continued hard work.

As well as this, he will host the 24-hour Instagram Live event from noon on Thursday, June 4.

He said: “Since lockdown began i have been wanting to give back to the NHS workers and carers because every day for months now, they have been working so hard, saving lives and risking their own during this awful time.

“Whilst having to be in lockdown and taken inspiration from so many heroes raising money to support the NHS, I thought there must be something i could do. My passion has always been hair and socialising so I thought, let’s combine the two together!

“I’ll be going live on Instagram for 24 hours and have asked fellow stylists, artists, personal trainers, nail technicians and make up artists from all around the world to join me and give up an hour of their time showcasing their talents.

“In return, all we ask for is a small donation towards these people demonstrating their talents, bringing industries and people together while raising money for our NHS. Thank you - Stay Safe, Protect Lives, Save our NHS!”

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