Shaping Futures Volunteers Embark on another Year of Education, Inspiration and Hair Creation

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Schwarzkopf Professional’s social initiative Shaping Futures has had an incredible 2016 so far, changing the lives of disadvantaged young adults. So far this year, volunteers have been shaping the lives of young women in the Princess Taghrid Institute in Amman, Jordan.

The Jordan volunteer team included Rhys Davidson from Rhys Davidson Hair, Gemma Slade from Gemma Slade Hair Design and Abbie Lawson, a top assessor and UK educator. The inspiring team have been in Jordan for the past two weeks as volunteers guiding and teaching disadvantaged young women, giving them the skills and confidence to start a career in hairdressing.

The journey doesn’t stop there! Debbie Lowes from THG Hairdressing and Cat Hood from Charlie Taylor Hair and Beauty, are heading to the SOS Children’s Village in Delhi in September to continue educating disadvantaged young adults in India.

Janet Maitland, Shaping Futures ambassador says,

It’s been an unbelievable 2016 already for Shaping Futures and I’m so proud of the team this year. Their fundraising efforts have been second to none and the level of training is extremely high. We’re thrilled to have raised over £5,000 so far, a huge thank you to everyone who has donated and fundraised in their salon. To be shaping the lives of these eager, appreciative and outstanding young people is amazing. We all feel incredibly honoured to be a part of it!

Through various fundraising efforts including a celebrity football match hosted by Rhys in Dundee and Debbie Lowes’ outstanding climb up Snowden twice in one day, Shaping Futures’ has raised over £5,000 this year with a target of £10,000.

To donate to Shaping Futures please text SHAP37 to 70070 to donate £3 or go to

Top image L-R: Gemma Slade, Rhys Davidson, Abbie Lawson and Janet Maitland

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