Saturday, 31 January 2009


By Greg Taylor

A NEW Fairtrade scheme has been launched called the “Fair Cut Campaign.” It is aimed at hairdressers and beauticians around the Borough of Southend.

The scheme has been set up to encourage salons to serve Fairtrade coffee or tea to their customers while they are waiting. If the salon agrees to commit to serving Fairtrade products they will be awarded an exclusive poster to display, showing they are fully participating in the campaign.

They will also be encouraged to provide leaflets on their magazine tables to help inform customers about the Fairtrade movement.

Hair (221-223, Leigh Road, SS9 1JA, 01702 472472) a unisex salon established for over 30 years who serve, adults and children with their 15 stylists were the first to sign up to the Fair Cut Campaign in September 2008.

Terry Abbot owner of Hair said, “At Hair we are proud to be associated with the Fair Cut Campaign, by offering our clients Fairtrade coffee and tea. It’s easy for us to do and it makes such a difference.” He went on to say: “Our customers think it tastes great too!”.

It is estimated that there are over 120 hair and beauty salons in the borough, Hair has hopefully started a trend leading to more salons joining the scheme. If you need more info on converting your salon please visit or email If your salon is outside of Leigh-on-Sea you can take part too - please email for more info.

We can help you find suppliers of Fairtrade products and together start making a real difference.
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