Monday, June 22, 2009

HairFair 2009

Yet another year has gone by . . .

and here you are, again,

Battling lag, crowds and general sl mayham.

Your reward?

As always there is the quest of the inventory exploading freebies and dollarbies. There is the adventure of finding that new store, like mine last year. There is the joy of finding your favorite sl hair designers, all in one spot, setting out their wears they have been taunting you with, but keeping in secret for the last few months.

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This year I made 2 Bandanas for Bandana Day, which is on July 4th. All proceeds from these go to Locks of Love.

I'm also going to be chopping all my own hair this year, last year it wasn't long enough, so keep a watch out, I'll be taking pics of that and placing them on here.

Time for my hairs!

The "Locks of Love" Charity Hair

The Stringer Shrine Presents

Skittlepop Princess

Wow a Shrine hair! I'm going to finally be reopening the shrine line soon, so I thought what better way to promote it, then do a themed hair for hairfair! Funny story about this hair. I asked Sasy Scarborough about the theme for hairfair this year, a few days before it was going to be announced. She didn't want to tell me so what does she say? Think "What is a Skittle? and it has to do with earth". WTF right. Well I was thinking of lawn bowling cause it's played on the ground, and the thingies are called skittles, that you have to hit. I finally got it out of her, she never knew there was a game with things called skittles. So I thought why not do a skittle hair, it begged to be cutsie too. So it has sweeping sculpted bangs and some cute flexi in the back.

50% of all proceeds go to Locks of Love for this hair.

The Stringer Mausoleum Presents

Mens Hair


Okay, I really really hate making man hair, and the mens keep asking me, and it practically kills me. But I have one friend/fan I made last year at hairfair. He always believes in me, and I almost always feel put out if I think I'm going to disappoint him. So he is my little believer. This hair wasn't made for you you little buger, but you inspired me to set it out at the fair, so I hope you can do something with it!

50% of all proceeds go to Locks of Love for this hair.

Unisex Hair

Rocker Vines

Had to make a hawk, like duh! This one was sort of inspired by the Rock band Guns and Roses. Or I should say their album art. Or maybe just rock. Anyways there are thorns and skulls and roses, what more can you ask for?

Womens Hair

Hydra Priestess

I wanted to make a really crazy show stopper for Hairfair, something people could just look at and go wow. I didn't really get it right, but still popped out soemthing very cool in the process. Hydras are mythical beasties, a 2,3,5,7,9 or 12 headed critter, depending on the myth. Most often serpent-like or dragon-like in appearance. It, as you can see here, makes a very cool heapiece.

Cog Mistress

This one was sort of inspired by Ruina, a good friend on mine. She wanted Dreads that were uber long. I went off and stuck shit in them tho, as I happen to do from time to time.

We all know HairFair has awesome freebies, and this year is no different. We could do a few things differently this year, so they let us have not one, but 3 freebie boxes out.


This is a offer I have for L$1. It's a hair of a new sort of direction. I'm doing a line that is inspired by rl objects, and turn those common things into couture hair pieces. Big and bold will be all throught this collection.

I have for free a set of texture testers, called Fluffer. It's a wearable mohawk, basically just to let you see what colours you may like. So there is 120ish textures in the pack! Go Wild.

I have one other gift, which all proceeds will go to Locks of Love. This gift WILL be set to L$1, but all of it is for charity. You'll just have to come and see it!

Now for my final show and tell . . .

With all the past Hairfairs there has been a special silent Auction, with unique hairs made by all of use desigers together. This year they went a different route, tho not as fun, I did really enjoy watching the hairs grow . . . 20 designers making one hair? it was fun to say the least. Anyways this year they are doing a One-of-a-Kind Auction. These hairs are donated by the designers and can be anything from a style they made for hairfair, but modded in a special way, special colours, whathaveyou, or a totally unique hairs. This next pic is my style donated to the auction.

One-of-a-Kind Auction ~ Satin Fantail Mohawk

This is a Unisex style, with 12 colours. You get your normal Black, my special personal collection of shine hairs, which there are 5 and then my limited edition textures "Colour Bleeds" which fade from one set colour to the next in a darkened tone.

This style wasn't really started with an idea in my head per say. Originally my thoughts were of a lizard frill, and my Sister thought it turned out more Fishy. The style totally evolved into something I'm actually sad to see as only a One-of-a-Kind hair, which means I did something right!

This thing has mad flexi, which is something you can not see on an ad,so I took today to learn how to film in sl. This is my first attempt so be nice!

I hope whoever gets the final bid, loves this thing as much as I do!

Hope you enjoy the fair! And congrates to the First Prize winner of the Hairfair 2009 flickr Contest, they used my hair in such a cool way!

Okay now I got to make some stuff for the store!

Helena Stringer
Designer/Owner of The Stringer Mausoleum

P.S. All last years HairFair Hairs will be 1/2 till the end of HairFair, so get them while you can!

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