Star power to help cut slavery

Actress Rachel Griffiths and Collingwood star Travis Cloak added some star power to last weekend’s special fundraiser at Point Cook’s Luxe Cutters hair salon.

The Luxe Cutters team opened its doors for three hours on Sunday for Style For Life Day, raising more than $2300 for Hagar, an agency that works with women and children who have survived trafficking and severe human rights abuse, including slavery, in Cambodia, Afghanistan and Vietnam.

The team completed 25 colourings, cuts and blow waves, with help from celebrity stylist Joey Scandizzo, and spoiled clients with a chocolate fondue fountain and champagne.

Cloke, Griffiths (both pictured from left) and Hagar chief executive Kate Kennedy squeezed in a little pampering session while ABC radio broadcast from inside the salon.

Luxe Cutters was one of 60 salons across Australia to take part in the anti-slavery appeal. Manager Lauren Idnurm said she was proud to have taken part. “It’s a day we’ll all remember and cherish in our hairdressing careers and be proud of what we achieved.”