Hair Goes Nothing: Hairstylists Hosts Charity Event to Raise Money for Veterans

annual hair show and fundraiser keeps it stylish amid an unruly year

Natalie Derks

Unstyled. Unkempt. Unruly. As hair salons were shut down in 2020, many people began the year with once-tidy hair and left it with messy manes.  Similarly, like most events in 2020, Hairica – an annual fundraiser and hair show aimed at raising money for veterans – was cancelled. This year, though, it’s back and better than ever.  

Amanda Rochester and Nichole “Coli” Burke, owners of Atmosphere Parlour & Quarters (420 Water St.) plan to keep the lockdown looks of 2020 going with their comeback event, Hairica: The Resurrection.  

“We’re tipping our hats to law enforcement and our healthcare workers with the direction we’re taking this year’s theme,” the pair shared.“Because let’s be serious: heroes come in many forms, and 2020 called upon all of them.”

Proceeds from the event go to Hometown Hero Outdoors – a nonprofit organization that provides military veterans, service members, and law enforcement officers with outdoor opportunities to promote healing and healthy relationships.  

Hairica, a.k.a. Hair for America, is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 13, at The Lismore Hotel, 333 Gibson St. Doors open at 7pm, and the hair show begins at 8pm. In addition, spectators can look forward to raffles and dancing afterwards. Be hair or be square.  

Tickets for Hairica: The Resurrection are available here. To learn more about Hometown Hero Outdoors, click here.