Suki’s Hair Salon and Knot Theory Fashion House team up in the first Bold Alopecia Movement (BAM!) hair and fashion show, to raise awareness for alopecia areata, a hair loss condition that affects 2% of the global population (four times the population of Canada). The BAM! Fashion Show will be held on Wednesday, June 19th at Ginger 62 in Vancouver.
Having had alopecia since the age of 10, Tanya Huang, creative director of Knot Theory, just recently felt brave enough to ‘come out of
the closet’ and shared her story with a video that went viral on Facebook and Youtube. Tens of thousands of people showed an outpouring of support, which fueled her passion to bring a more positive impact to the alopecia community.
Three years ago Ms Huang founded a Vancouver alopecia support group to help others like her. Hearing about the experiences of other members of the support group helped Huang to gradually accept her condition and eventually embrace it. Together with Erin Leach, who has also developed a positive attitude towards her alopecia, Huang created a non-profit foundation that is the same name as this event – BAM! It’s a movement to help people with alopecia feel bold and confident being who they are.
Knot Theory and Suki’s began discussing a creative collaboration last year, and BAM! has tied everything together. Says Huang, “Often hair stylists are the ones to discover someone’s alopecia, which first presents itself as circular bald patches on the back of the head” which gives the salon a unique relationship with alopecia. “Some say beauty is skin deep. Superficial. Just hair, skin, makeup and clothes. At Suki’s, we know real beauty is so much more,” says Ken Takagi, President of Suki’s Hair Salon.
The BAM! event will be hosted at Ginger 62 lounge & club on Wednesday, June 19th @ 7pm. Tickets are $10/person, including a hair and bow tie fashion show, a bow tie tying contest, and live performances by two talented local bands, Their There and Dogwood and Dahlia. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to help people with alopecia feel confident being who they are.
For more information and to purchase tickets as of June 1st, visit http://www.indiegogo.com/