Beauty Link - Volume 5, Issue 2 - (Page 59)
he Trade Foundation trains women in developing
countries on the art and science of hairdressing
as a way out of prostitution, sex trafﬁcking and
extreme abuse. In two short years, The Trade
Foundation has already been able to help hundreds of at-risk women forge a new life for themselves and their families. This year, with the help of celebrity
stylist Ken Paves, The Trade is launching its new donation platform via SupportTheTrade.org.
“Once we got started, we were ﬂooded with people asking
how they could help and so we went to work on ﬁ nding a way for
hairstylists to get involved in a creative way that could help raise
awareness, the necessary funding, and also promote the hair stylists that are supporting our organization,” said Chris McCarley,
co-founder of The Trade Foundation.
Here’s How it Works
I. The stylist (or student stylist) signs up at SupportTheTrade.org.
II. They enter what services they offer and the corresponding prices.
III. They choose how many haircut vouchers they would like to
IV. Potential clients visit the site to ﬁ nd discounted haircuts that
have been donated by stylists in their area.
V. Clients purchase online and then call to set an appointment.
It connects students with a charitable organization in the very
beginning of their career. Their online proﬁ les are immediately
created, giving potential clients one more way to connect.
The new donation platform launched in April 2013.
What The Trade Foundation Does
The Trade Foundation exists to prevent global human trafﬁcking
by teaching women how to cut and style hair. This training establishes micro-economies, and the social and economic impact is
absolutely life-changing for these women as they develop a new
set of skills as well as the sense of dignity and self-respect that
comes with them.
In addition to hair and makeup instruction, we train stylists how
to run a small business and add value to their surrounding communities. We also offer scholarships domestically to trafﬁcking
victims who would like to pursue a career in cosmetology.
A NEW WAY OF
These women’s lives have been forever changed as a
direct result of the work that The Trade Foundation is
doing. Read a little more about why The Trade has had
such a profound impact on their lives.
Because of her husband’s
alcohol abuse, he wasn’t able to
properly provide for their child
dren. Alana made the decision
that she had to be the one to
solely provide for her family.
Although her instructors
i th b i
weren’t aware in the beginning, Alana told them that she
was blind in one eye. In the beginning she was afraid to cut
hair—but, sure enough, every time she ﬁnished a cut she
was completely renewed. She noted that her ability to cut
hair made her feel different; she no longer felt depressed
and had hope that things would get better. She put her
issues at home on the backburner and focused while she
was in class. She new that with every lesson learned and
mastered that she was one step closer to overcoming her
Elisama’s plan in attending
our beauty school is to host
makeover parties in the favelas
and invite women in the comm
munity—women who are in
abusive relationships, involved
in prostitution, and have poor
team mentor, Melissa, spoke to the
girls in our class about the importance of self-worth and
Now Elisama has decided to incorporate these topics,
turning her makeover parties into beauty seminars. Her
hope is to reach women from all walks of life, connect
with their story and share the importance of the beauty
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Beauty Link - Volume 5, Issue 2
Message from the AACS President and CEA CO-Chairs
The workings of Washington
Unite to Build a Community
The Ultimate Software Review
A Student's Perspective
The Professional Nail Industry & Schools
Step by Step
Challenging the Status Quo
And then there’s compliance
Forward to the Future
Listserve Q & A
Beauty School Budgeting
Skin Care Council
The Digital Classroom
Outside the Beauty Box
Getting Outside the Box
Beauty changes lives
A Profound Impact
People & Places
New Products & Services
Associate Member Profiles: Financial Aid Servicers
New School Members
Upcoming 2013-14 Events
Index to Advertisers
Beauty Link - Volume 5, Issue 2
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