The SL Hair Fair: Get Your Hair Today—Before It’s Gone Tomorrow!

Silky Handsome, looking good prior to going to the SL Hair Fair!
Silky Handsome, looking good prior to going to the SL Hair Fair!

Silk Hansome wants The SL Parade readers to know that it might suit them better to run through the SL Hair Fair, rather than walk.

With an array of hair styles and hair colors to choose from, the plethora of hair merchandise available at the SL Hair Fair is immense. Separated by hair color, each SIM that host the annual Hair Fair houses a magnitude of hair styles and textures created by Hair Creators from all walks of SL life. Some creators featured include Wasabi Pills, as well as Truth Hair.

In fact, ℤ Є 丁 Å (pinayz) had just tp’d out of a seemingly once in a lifetime sale at the Truth’s section of the SL Hair Fair. “They have a sale on hair for 50L; the entire room used to be 250L! I bought tons J!”

Like ℤ Є 丁 Å, Silk loved all the offerings at the SL Hair Fair. But because this event will only be going on from July 11, 2015 – July 26, 2015, there will be limited time sales and products available. “My main thing” Silk contends, “…was to get anything I liked and was not going to be sold in the main stores after the Fair…”

ReRe Sandalwood, Editor and Founder of The SL Parade, looks at some hair selections at the SL 2015 Hair Fair...
ReRe Sandalwood, Editor and Founder of The SL Parade, looks at some hair selections at the SL 2015 Hair Fair…

Besides the once in a lifetime opportunity to buy rare hair and take advantage of inherently low linden prices, The SL Hair Show also offers free gifts to all Hair Fair patrons, all to celebrate their tenth anniversary inworld. Some of these gifts can be found in the white and red number 10’s seen inside each hair store section, while others can be found inside virtual cakes and store bags.

All gifts aside, the SL Hair Fair also offers the biggest gift of all: a portion of their proceeds sent to the Wigs for Kids nonprofit organization.

According to the Wigs for Kids (http://wigsforkids.org/#) website, Wigs for Kids has been providing Hair Replacement Systems and support for children who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy, radiation therapy, Alopecia, Trichotillomania, burns and other medical issues at no cost to children or their families (http://wigsforkids.org/#). Helping children for over 30 years, Wigs for Kids relies on donations from not only private donors, but from events like the SL Hair Show.

Some caps available to honor Wigs For Kids, a nonprofit organization that will receive a portion of the profits from the SL 2015 Hair Fair...
Some caps available to honor Wigs For Kids, a nonprofit organization that will receive a portion of the profits from the SL 2015 Hair Fair…

When asked about some examples of hair purchased at the Hair Fair, BUGZEE, a relative new comer to the SL Hair Fair scene and an avi who will have her first rezz day in August 2015, let The SL Parade know that though she has purchased five kinds of hair from the Hair Fair, her favorite one was L+N Clio Mesh Hair. “One of my favorites” BUGZEE explains, “…that stands out and this is based off of the detail and natural digression of hair color would be L+N Clio Mesh Hair.”

Felicia Carver adds that Orthodox, specifically their curly hair selection, was a great purchase choice. “However” she states, “…I don’t know if adding an extra, empty sim would reduce lag, but there needs to be a way to add resources to make it easier…”

BUGZEE, a patron of the SL Hair Fair, wears a recently purchased Hair Fair Product..
BUGZEE, a patron of the SL Hair Fair, wears a recently purchased Hair Fair Product..

Carver adds, “I also think being able to TP directly to the store you want would help…” This, she contends, can give the featured stores more direct exposure, and also help patrons better see the hair and other merchandise selections available.

Hair Galore…By Color and Style, Of Course….

..an example of two of many choices available at the 2015 Hair Fair...
..an example of two of many choices available at the 2015 Hair Fair…

The Stores featured at the SL Hair Fair are not only separated by the creators who made them, but are also separated via buildings that resemble black shopping bags. Though this makes it a bit easier to distinguish who makes what, Felicia Carver says that it was still one of the biggest challenges that came along with finding the right hair for her. “The demo group helped a lot; the group helped me in knowing what I wanted when I got there…but I didn’t really like having to check each store until I found the one I wanted, especially because of the LAG, as well as the difficulty I had in actually getting to the various SIMs.”

For those experiencing challenges with individually checking each store featured at the Hair Fair, the SL Hair Fair organizers created a Hair Fair 2015 map:

Hair Fair 2015 Map
Hair Fair 2015 Map

The SL Hair Fair organizers have also created a note card that lists all of the available hair, as well as the SLURL for each one. For more information, please check the SL Hair Fair website, too at https://hairfair.wordpress.com/

Speaking of SIM’s, be mindful that the SIMs are separated by hair color. This makes it easier for someone to find not only the hair they want, but also find the hair color they want too. Silk Hansome advises all patrons attending the Hair Fair to visit all of the SIMs. “Check them all out” Silk says, “…I have dark hair and I found something I liked on all of the SIMs…”

The Hair Fair runs from July 11 through July 26, 2015, so hurry up and get your Hair Fair on before its over!

Author: ReRe Sandalwood

Single mom of one child in Real Life. In Second Life, I function as the Editor-In-Chief of The SL Parade, where I regularly write about all things RL and SL. I also own land inworld, and have created a space designed to encourage comfort and relaxation.

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