The Beyond Project and Sam Villa
Seeking Stylists to Empower Victims of Human Trafficking
The Beyond Project inspires and empowers lives by connecting industry professionals to non-profit agencies to provide mobile beauty and wellness services to those most in need. On Saturday, August 28th during Cosmoprof North America Las Vegas, they are partnering with the Sam Villa Company to provide makeovers and styling tutorials to the women of the Salvation Army’s Seeds of Hope – Saving, Empowering, Educating and restoring DreamS to lives shattered by human trafficking. And, they are looking for stylists to help.
“Most victims of human trafficking were forced to look a certain way…a new style helps them gain confidence, control of their lives, and empowers them to identify a new identity,” explains Rachel Hile, founder of The Beyond Project.
Sam Villa will be donating blow dryers, flat irons and curling irons to the women and volunteer stylists will refresh haircuts, do makeovers, and give styling tutorials using the donated tools so women can recreate the looks on their own for upcoming job interviews, etc.
Stylists interested in volunteering their time and talent alongside Sam Villa, Ira Pope Sage and Marquetta Breslin, can apply here (includes background check and 15-minute basic trauma training).
When: Saturday, August 28th from 12pm-3pm (Seeds of Hope with Sam Villa)
Monday, August 30th 12pm-3pm for (LGBTQIA+ youth and veterans facing homelessness)
Where: The Salvation Army – 35 W Owens Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89101
“Hairdressers often engage with women coming out of difficult circumstances. The Beyond Project creates community volunteer efforts to address these needs sensitively and compassionately,” explains Beth Carson, co-founder and president of Sam Villa. “We share the same values and commitment and are proud to utilize our voice and community to amplify the impact hairdressers make on people’s lives, especially women recovering from abuse,” she adds.
Sam Villa is Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of the Sam Villa Company (Allvus, LLC), a leading education and styling tool company for the professional hair industry. He is also Global Artistic Ambassador for Redken 5th Avenue, a L’Oreal brand. Villa is the 2020 International Hairdressing Awards ‘International Hair Influencer of the Year,’ the 2017 NAHA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Intercoiffure America/Canada Member, Behind the Chair Stylist Choice Award Winner for Favorite Platform Artist and Educator (2012, 2011 and 2007) and Favorite Overall Educator of the Year (2015). His inspiring education and innovative ergonomic styling tools can be experienced on samvilla.com. The Sam Villa brand brings free digital education to everyone including hot tips and techniques, as well as access to livestreamed educational events. Facebook: @SamVillaPros; Instagram: @SamVillaHair;
The Beyond Project connects industry professionals to non-profit agencies to provide mobile beauty and wellness services to those in need. They bridge the gap between charities and beauty professionals looking to serve their community and contribute globally to empower and inspire individuals to live to their full potential. They create social impact through beauty.