Hair & Beauty Charity launches cookbook to raise funds for struggling personal care sector

The Hair & Beauty Charity has collaborated with industry titans to create a virtual cookbook of 50 delicious recipes to help raise funds for hair and beauty professionals who have been affected by illness, disability, bereavement, homelessness, domestic violence or financial hardship.

The e-book, which is available for a minimum donation of £9.99, features recipes that range from lobster chilli linguine and slow cooked wagyu beef brisket wrap to quick homemade pizza and white chocolate and raspberry blondies.

All the starters, mains, desserts and snacks featured have been created by leading hair and beauty professionals, and these individuals took the photos of the recipes themselves. Contributors include celebrity spray tanner James Read, leading facialist Nichola Joss, and top nail techs Marian Newman, Rebecca Crawforth, Jaz Moger and Lucy Sharman. 

Make-up artists Adeola Gboyega, Amy Katrianne, Brooke Simons, Caroline Barnes, Daniel Sandler, Kenneth Soh, Lisa Potter Dixon and Ruby Hammer are also featured.

Download the Hair & Beauty Charity Cook Book for a minimum £9.99 donation here.

“This e-cookbook was born from an idea during the third lockdown. Renowned hairdresser Errol Douglas MBE posted an old image of a cookbook we created more than 10 years ago, and it got me thinking how much fun it would be to do it again,” said Hair & Beauty Charity president Samantha Grocutt. “You won’t find any sourdough or banana breads that the first lockdown was known for, but there’s 50 recipes from easy to difficult to recreate.”

The Hair & Beauty Charity has been helping hair and beauty professionals since 1836 and during the past year it has seen a 227% increase in requests for financial support due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The cookbook was inspired by a continued need to raise money and awareness for the charity 

“Our charity has been a lifeline for many in our profession over the years but 2020 and 2021 has thrown us into the spotlight as more and more people started to hear about what we do and how we help,” Grocutt added.

“Who knows how long the effects of these three lockdowns will have on our industry, so we need to keep pushing the charity awareness and this e-cookbook is a great way to bring a bit of lightness to what has been a really hard time for many.”

You can purchase the e-cookbook for a donation of your choosing, ranging from £9.99 to £50.

Professional Beauty is an official media partner of the Hair & Beauty Charity.

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