At Sapphire Ventures we understand the importance of scaling what works and keeping our shops excited about new promotions and marketing opportunities, emphasizing where they fit in the big picture. We also understand the our work goes “beyond the chair.” Working together with a variety of non-profits to better our neighborhoods, world and planet!
For the past few years we have worked at a partnership with JMPS Schools and their FunRaising Campaign. Working in Partnership with the Paul Mitchell schools has been inspiring to us. The campaign is made up of a group of charities, each with different interests and goals. It has really helped our stylists and our customers learn about these different ways to make a difference. The foundations include Magic Johnson etc.
"In the 15-year existence of the Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation and our 14 years of FUNraising, the cost incurred in raising $18.2 million has been less than 4% — an amazingly low amount compared to the national average of 25%. Our expenses are little to none: we have no salaries, no rent, and no utilities. Our attorneys and board of directors all donate their time. Even the money raised through our FUNraising Gala ticket sales goes directly to the charities, thanks to generous sponsors who cover the Gala costs. In other words, we don’t spend $100 trying to raise $200!”
– Winn Claybaugh, Dean and Cofounder of Paul Mitchell Schools.
Learning about the Gary SInise Foundation helped us to partner with them and other community partners in the Antelope Valley to build a house for a quadriplegic Veteran who was ready to return home.
Locks of Love
For the past six years, Sapphire Ventures and Supercuts salons all over the greater Los Angeles area have partnered with K-EARTH 101, Paul Mitchell, and Girls Scouts of Los Angeles and Orange Counties to celebrate Locks of Love week. Participants who donate their hair at our salons receive a free haircut, a Paul Mitchell brush, and the satisfaction that comes from helping someone in need. The hair donated to Locks of Love is used to help provide hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children with medical hair loss. During this year’s Locks of Love week, 25 Supercuts stylists cut hair on stage at Universal City Walk to promote the event and spotlight the generous people who chose to donate at least 10 inches of hair.
Bead for Life
Many of our stores partner regionally with neighboring salons to engage in community outreach. These activities take many forms. In the Antelope Valley, stylists donated haircuts and Paul Mitchell styling products to Veterans Outreach, a group dedicated to supporting local veterans look and feel their best. In Orange County, stylists have donated haircuts to homeless men and women in their community to help them feel the best about themselves
Donating Reusable Shopping Bags
Even an act as small as donating reusable shopping bags to a frquent customer doing volunteer work with women abroad has far-reaching positive impacts. Rocking the Cut all the way in Tibet!