BAAF charity event at Andrew Barton Salon- an evening with a cause, care and indulgence


My fashionistas, I have had the opportunity to attend BAAF fundraising event at Andrew Barton salon (voted the best London salon for the two consecutive years) in Covent garden on 28th January. What an amalgamation of beauty, fashion and a cause for children. As guests squeezed into Andrew’s glamorous salon on a very cold night they were treated to champagne, canapés, finger-licking sushi and offered personal hair consultations from Andrew and his award winning team, as well as make-up demonstrations and individual consultations from celebrity makeup artist Ariane Poole. There were also consultants on hand from The Dental Surgery on teeth-whitening all raising funds for BAAF.  The very presence of the personal stylist team of John Lewis was a breath of fresh air. The cherry on the cake is the raffle draw where I won a hamper of luxury products sponsored by John Lewis. Not only me but other guests attending the event won prizes like a cut and colouring session worth £300.00 with Andrew Barton and his team, a hair styling tong and curler all-in-one and a coffee table book by the Stylist, a teeth-whitening kit and a complimentary session with a personal stylist from John Lewis. And it doesn’t end there, I came home with goodie bags filled with skin-care products, chocolates and fragrances, freebies from celebrity make-up artist Ariane Poole and a massive discount coupon for cut and styling session at the celebrity hair stylist Andrew Barton. Guess what? Every single guest at the event loved my shoes:)

The primary aim of the evening is fundraising for British Association for Adoption & Fostering (BAAF) , however the patron Andrew Barton has generously offered his salon, and there were other beauty professionals offering consultations too, to give all guests a chance to experience their services.

I’m not sure if you know too much about the charity. The British Association for Adoption & Fostering (BAAF) is the UK’s leading adoption and fostering charity. Since 1980, they have transformed the lives of nearly 10,000 children and helped over a million people. It is a family finding organization and also work to raise awareness of the severe shortage of adopters and foster carers. Working across and the UK, it campaigns, trains and advises all involved in adoption and fostering from prospective parents to social workers and medical advisers. BAAF believes every child should have a safe, secure and loving ‘Forever Family’, and work towards this goal.

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Andrew Barton, BAAF Patron and TV’s favorite hairdresser addressing the guests at the BAAF Charity event held at his Covent Garden Salon
Andrew Barton, BAAF Patron and TV’s favorite hairdresser addressing the guests at the BAAF Charity event held at his Covent Garden Salon
Ever smiling Andrew Barton, BAAF Patron and TV’s favorite hairdresser
Ever smiling Andrew Barton, BAAF Patron and TV’s favorite hairdresser
Andrew Barton's Covent Garden salon, voted the best London salon for the two consecutive years since 2012.
Andrew Barton’s Covent Garden salon, voted the best London salon for the two consecutive years since 2012.
Andrew Barton's Covent Garden salon, voted the best London salon and now we know why! I loved the idea-how the mirrors are placed in the centre of the hall instead of fixing it on the wall.
Andrew Barton’s Covent Garden salon, voted the best London salon and now we know why! I loved the idea-how the mirrors are placed in the centre of the hall instead of fixing it on the wall.
Andrew Barton's Covent Garden salon, voted the best London salon.
Andrew Barton’s Covent Garden salon, voted the best London salon.
Wall art inside the Andrew Barton's Covent Garden salon, voted the best London salon
Wall art inside the Andrew Barton’s Covent Garden salon, voted the best London salon
One-to-one consultation on hair styling. '' Your hair-style can make you look fat, thin, pretty and ugly''- Andrew Barton
One-to-one consultation on hair styling. ” Your hair-style can make you look fat, thin, pretty and ugly”- Andrew Barton
With Sophie- the fabulous fundraising assistant at BAAF
With Sophie- the fabulous fundraising assistant at BAAF
The personal stylist team from John Lewis- very encouraging and supportive ladies they are!
The personal stylist team from John Lewis- very encouraging and supportive ladies they are!

IMG_0811 Guests receiving one-to-one make-up session by celebrity make-up artist Ariane Poole

Guests receiving one-to-one make-up session by celebrity make-up artist Ariane Poole
In conversation with celebrity make-up artist Ariane Poole and receiving her magic touch:)
In conversation with celebrity make-up artist Ariane Poole and receiving her magic touch:)
In conversation with the celebrity make-up artist Ariane Poole. Learning tricks and tips on make-up-on-the-go and how to hide blemishes or skin flaws
In conversation with the celebrity make-up artist Ariane Poole. Learning tricks and tips on make-up-on-the-go and how to hide blemishes or skin flaws
With the lady with a magic touch- celebrity make-up artist Ariane Poole
With the lady with a magic touch- celebrity make-up artist Ariane Poole

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Top tip by Ariane Poole: Prime, correct and enhance.
Top tip by Ariane Poole: Prime, correct and enhance.
Raffle draw
Raffle draw
Here I pose with my hamper won at the raffle draw-Thanks to John Lewis
Here I pose with my hamper won at the raffle draw-Thanks to John Lewis
One of those awkward moment caught in the camera- instructing or yelling at my photographer;)
One of those awkward moment caught in the camera- instructing or yelling at my photographer;)
A sneak-peek inside my hamper by John Lewis
A sneak-peek inside my hamper by John Lewis
Up and close- hamper by John Lewis. Products are worth of £300-400
Up and close- hamper by John Lewis. Products are worth of £300-400
The goodie bag given to each guest attending with all these inside it.
The goodie bag given to each guest attending with all these inside it.
Some fantastic hair care products are found in the goodie bag
Some fantastic hair care products are found in the goodie bag

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After all it was all about  BAAF!
After all it was all about BAAF!

I’d like to share with you a new way you can support BAAF – at no extra cost to you. It’s called Give as you Live, and all you have to do is shop online with your favorite stores, including John Lewis, Play.com and Expedia, you could raise money for BAAF, without adding to the cost of the shopping, and those stores will donate a percentage to BAAF. So why wait? Head to http://www.giveasyoulive.com/join/baaf today and support BAAF every time you fill your basket.

You can also Text your £5 donation to – Send ‘BAAF01 £5’ to 70070 – standard text costs apply.

BAAF is also organising a big charity event in June 2014. So, stay tuned to keep updated about the latests, I will be glad if some of you join me for the event and show you care for this great cause.

It was truly an event with indulgence for a great cause-children in care.

To know more about BAAF and its activities click on the following link:

www.baaf.org.uk , you can also follow them on Twitter here

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