Bring your used shears to ISSE and have them welded to Cuba’s newest hairdressing monument!
Image 1: Shear donations ready for Cuba. / Image 2: The beginning stages of monument construction. / Image 3: Dayna Cakebread and Papito Valladares.
Courtesy of scissorsforcuba.com
Donate your shears to an artistic cause that links you with hundreds of hairstylists and barbers from around the world! Artecorte in Havana, Cuba is a non-profit beauty school, hairdressing salon, living art gallery and cultural neighborhood hub. Artecorte is the genius of Gilberto “Papito” Valladares, a community leader and skilled barber who is is celebrating hairstyling and barbering culture in a unique way.
Artecorte’s newest project is a monument called Scissors for Cuba, which is dedicated to barbering culture and Cuban history. The monument, which is covered in hundreds of real stylists’ hairdressing shears, is 9-feet tall and illuminated in the street with beautiful spotlights. The monument brings attention to the service and dedication of stylists all over the world.
Celeb stylists like Sonya Dove, Chrystofer Benson, Nick Stenson and more have already donated their shears to the monument! You don’t have to be a celebrity stylist to have your shears featured on the sculpture.
Scissors for Cuba ambassador, Dayna Cakebread, will be accepting your scissor donations at the Hairbrained booth at ISSE, this January 27th-29th at the Long Beach Convention Center.
Because Cuba’s mail system isn’t set up to accept scissors, Dayna travels to Cuba three times per year to personally deliver scissor donations for the sculpture. Each month more and more stylists travel to the monument and add their shears to the sculpture. There’s still time to donate your shears! The completed monument will be unveiled in November 2019 to celebrate Cuba’s 500th anniversary and the country’s barbering culture.
To learn more about the Scissors for Cuba project, visit scissorsforcuba.com.
To make a donation, email ambassador Dayna Cakebread at firstname.lastname@example.org.