07 Feb '11, 2am

RIAH – Hair Today, Help Tomorrow

RIAH – Hair Today, Help Tomorrow

Here at Young Upstarts we absolutely love stories of how young people turn an interest into a venture, but we’re just as excited to hear how they put the same interest into something that helps the communities in which they live in. Take Sue Lee Seng, for example – the 30 year-old Melbourne, Australia-based architect may spend her formal hours designing buildings, but she puts some of her free time into RIAH , her hairdressing “business”. RIAH (“hair” in reverse) is Sue Lee’s pay-as-you-feel hairdressing service for weddings – brides decide how much they want to give for her service – and 10-percent of the proceeds goes to Operation Stitches , a Melbourne-based non-profit organization which empowers children who live in inner-city public housing (which sees a lot of drugs, crime and other socio-economic challenges) to make good life choices. The seed for RIAH was first sow...

Full article: http://www.youngupstarts.com/2011/02/07/riah-hair-today-h...

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