Everyone loves a good makeover every now and then. Even macho men like the idea of going into a place looking sloppy and coming out looking like a million bucks. This widespread love for before and after awesomeness made me think that you might be able to raise money by offering people makeovers when they meet you. You don’t need to know how to become a fashion designer in order to do this. You just need to know how to make people look better than what they do right now.
If you think you have what it takes to run a makeover fundraiser, this should be a lot of fun for you. Here are some hair, style, and makeup tips to help you make people look their best under your care.
If you are going to do a makeover fundraiser, you need to have a way to actually make people over. There are tons of options for doing this, so you really just have to figure out how far you want to go with the idea. Ideally, you should find a salon in your area that will donate time and materials to you. The salon may like the idea of marketing their business because they may get repeat customers if they do well on the hair. The stylists there can take care of the hair for your makeover participants, and then you can take care of the hair, nails, or whatever else you want to do. Gather whatever supplies you need to do the makeovers and store them away for the big day.
Spreading the Word
When you have everything you need for the fundraiser, spread the word about the event. Advertise in whatever way you can, telling people that they can pay X amount of money for a head to toe makeover on a certain day. If you let them know where the proceeds for the fundraiser are going, you may be able to attract enough people to raise whatever you need. Don’t forget the internet, as that may be the biggest traffic driver that you have access to.
Setting up Shop
Setting up the makeover stations is going to take a long time, so make sure you plan for this early. You will need to establish a chain that people can go through for their makeovers, starting with the hair and ending with the makeup. Once someone gets through with his or her hair, he or she may head to a spray tan booth or directly to the makeup counter. Men won’t need more than an eyebrow tweeze at this point, but women can receive the full treatment. Make sure that you have enough makeup and hair products to sustain the crowd you think your fundraiser is going to draw. Then you can put the chain to the test, just to make sure everything works efficiently.
Holding the Fundraiser
When you have all of the puzzle pieces in place, all you have to do is go through with the fundraiser. Make sure that everyone shows up early, and open the doors for the madness. You need to have a greeter of some sort to take people’s money before or after the makeover, and you need to have a way to control the crowd. A numbering system may be the easiest way to do this, but you could try whatever method you wanted to. As long as people are moving through the door looking better than they did when they came in, you’ll be just fine.
Have a little fun with a project like this and see what happens. If it turns out to be a success, you could make it a regular event. Just follow the tips above, and you should have no trouble raising money for your business.