Category: Hair Fair

Hair Fair tips and tricks

Hi all,

It is Hair Fair time of the year, and it has been a wonderful few months of preparing this event for a a great cause. Hair Fair has always been a fantastic way to showcase the talent of hair creators from all over Second Life, this year there are well over a hundred stores set up and almost ready to show you their marvelous NEW styles for this year.

Yes Hair Fair is always about the NEW NEW NEW. A minimum of three styles, maximum of five, with onestyle donating a minimum of 50% to Locks of Love, the Charity of Choice for this years Hair Fair.

Some tips and tricks to help you with Hair Fair 2009.

The most exciting tip I have for you this year is one I use myself often when attending events such as this.

Get rid of the people

( you are there to shop, no one cares what you look like, and you definitely don’t care what they look like, so get rid of them, they truly will not care.)

Firstly lets prepare by pressing Ctrl + Alt + D all together and making sure that we have the advanced menu at the top of our screen. If you already have it, then lets move on.

Click on advanced, then click your mouse on Debug Settings. A small grey box will appear, once you have that open in the white section highlight this next part in red and copy it by pressing Ctrl C  RenderAvatarMaxVisible and then Ctrl V into that box in world.

Once that is either pasted in , or you can of course type it, it will say Maximum number of avatars visible…..yes this is the promised land.

Default is set to 35 , do you care about that many people shopping when there is hair to be had? I do not think so….take that bad boy down to 5 unless of course you are shopping with a group of more than 5 , but again your friends really don’t care when they have hair to buy too.

Be sure to remember you have done this when you leave, because you will need to put it back a bit higher lol. What it will do is select randomly avatars around you to show, those that are near you will fade in and out, it can be very tricky when you start hearing voices you dont see.

Un- Render those tree’s & other non hair related items.

Do you really even like Second Life tree’s ? if your hair is more important some things have to go. Back to advanced menu again. Once in advanced, click on Rendering and then click on Types. You will have to repeat this over and over until you are satisfied.

Tree’s don’t need them, Clouds don’t need them, water ? unless you are washing said hair? don’t need them. Cloudes and particles ? definitely do not need them.

Make sure you dont go crazy in that section, there are things you will need to keep on, such as alpha – or you will mess up your hair – and simple which can mess up everything.

Graphics : who needs pretty skies when you have pretty hair ?

Ctrl P will open up your preferences in an instant. Put your Quality and Performance slider to low, this will not help a lot but it will help if you are generally at high, mine is always set to mid, but it can’t hurt.

Click on custom box on the right hand side of the slider, this will open the graphics settings further.

Atmospheric Shaders and Water reflections HALLLLLOOOO HAIR, uncheck those.

Make sure your draw distance slider is on 64 thats as far left as it can go – do be aware that the Hair Fair is four sims joined that start at one and if you follow the chocolate road you will end up back where you started, so you do not need to see that far ahead.

Max Particle count , left as far as it will go, turn those off, you do not need bling at Hair Fair.

Mesh Detail, your objects slider needs to be high, so that you see your hair demos as well as you need to, but everything else can go down down down.

Make sure that Avatar Imposters is turned on with the check box, this means that any people around you you will not load at full capacity, again YOU DO NOT NEED TO SEE OTHERS.

Now about ARC , do not yell about peoples arc at Hair Fair or any other event, it is rude and bullying, not everyone reads blogs, not everyone reads english. Give people the benefit of just being at a charity event and care about yourself.

The other thing is that proven or not, running that application to see who’s arc is what is probably putting a strain on your own experience, so turn that crap off. The only thing you need to do is look at it before you go to the fair to be happy with your own count, if it means that much to you.

But here is a tip, NO PRIMs.

Find in your inventory clothing that is texture only,such as pants without prims and tops without prims. You do not need shoes, again no one cares about you, and seriously are you able to get a close and good look of your hair while staring at your shoes ? coz thats some skill right there that is.

Also really why are you bothering to even wear hair ? I often shop at hair stores bald, it’s a pain in the bum trying to find the hair I had on to put it back on to then replace it with yet another demo.

Do you really think that anyone cares if you are bald? other than to think you pretty much rock for making it easier on everyone.

Hair Fair is NOT like any other fair, and the lag is full on to say the least, but that is because unlike any other fair or event in second life, hundreds of people are attaching possibly scripted demos, with high alpha and flexi all at once, can you imagine what that is doing to the asset servers and the sim servers as well.

Other fairs do not have the same things going on with them as Hair Fair does, and you have to take that into consideration, all the booths have only the charity scripts and subscribos in their booths. They are using as many of the same exact sculpties as possible, as well as repeating the same textures over and over again.

The event lasts two weeks, it will end on the 4th of July, so please consider doing it in stages, maybe do a sim every day or even pick up demos from all the stores you can , and then return to just purchase later on.

Please note well that YES the hair will eventually be in the stores selling them, but during this event one wig from each designer is donating money to locks of love, that is incredibly generous of them, so if your own funds are limited, try buying those styles first, as it really is going to an excellent cause, nothing is worth more than helping a child.

Do not forget that Bandana Day is on the 3rd of July , were you can replace your hair to show you care. Bandanas are for sale ONLY at hair fair, and are 50L each and transferable.  So buy lots and give them to friends, they are set up at the landing points for each sim, so that is a good way to deprim as well.

This is a list of the slurls to all the stores at Hair Fair, I could have put them in alphabetical order, but they are not placed that way, so you would be trying to tp back and forth between four sims, this way it is following the flow of the sim.

South West


House of Munster

Battle Angel

Digital Eyes

Heading to Dreamville

Analog Dog





Adam n Eve



Calys Creations

Hair Solutions




Find Ash

Rock Candy







Tekeli-li! dark artistry

Flavor Designs

NebuchadNezzar – NDN – Industrial Cybergoth Gear

North West

Clawtooth by Clawtooth

Beauty Avatar



Tiny Bird

Goldie Locks





Gwendolyn Cassini Creations


Wasabi Pills

Milestone Creations



Here Comes Trouble

Curious Kitties



Philotic Energy

Mia Snow

Vanity Hair


Raspberry Aristocrat

Head Mistress


Bish Hair

Pixelated Dreams

Mau & Mej’s


BiZaRRe Hair & DeMiNaTioNs

Carlucci Designs



Excess Androgyne


Biedermanns Hair


C’est Moi

JE Republic

House of Heart

North East


Pirate Arts

Lazy Places


George Street

Deviant Kitties

Dicord Designs


Hairstyles by Tami McCoy

Pazazz Hair

Black Maria


Fashionably Dead

GroovyGirl Designs


DK’s & Pixelthreads


Calico Ingmann Creations


South East

Dernier Cri




Lag Designs


Dreads n Threads

Dark Mouse


Zyrra Falcone

Blood Royal

Alice Project


Simplee Britnee

Sky Shop Hair Resort


Miau Haus


Baskin Bobbins

Tea Lane

Jolie Femme

Waka & Yuki

Hair Influence

Twisted & Spoiled


The Good Life

Sweet Hair

Designs by Katey

a.C Store

The Stringer Mausoleum

Sparle Skye Designs





Draconic Kiss

Sirena hair

Curio Obscura

B Spot





Garden Tea Party

Quickies I never succeed at doing, but I have to try.

TL 1

Tea Lane recently became such due to the rebranding of Teagan and Laynie’s stores and yes it took me until now to get the name thing.

They have worked hard, and in doing so they even made a New Residents dollarbie store in the process with older items of theirs, so keep your look out for that too.

The items shown today are a mix of Tea Lane and Tuli, with others thrown in for prettyness. I have always been a citrus fan, lemons, limes and oranges make me happy. While putting together this outfit though, the old blah blah of ‘blue and green should never be seen, without a colour in between’ came to haunt me, and seriously I don’t usually care, but in this case it ended up a great way to add more citrus.

The Elsa sweater in jade is from Tea Lane and is a snuggly knit with a lovely large turtle neck collar. Going with the Dark Denim Sumi Jeans from Tuli with the adorable little strawberry patch at the back, the shading on these is excellent and I love the whole vintage feel of the Sumi range, for me it’s reliving being little and trailing after my very fashionable mummy – she is a shorty though, so even if she had kept her stuff id have capris not jeans lol.

The in between ended up being one of the Cameo Gem belts in Lemon from Digit Darkes, handy how that happened so easily :P, I’m pretty sure I chose the colours for that one, so that worked out in my favour. Getting a chance to revisit the Frenzy heels from Maitreya in the beautiful rich green, I love these shoes and right now there are retro inspired ones in the main store also.

Big smooches to TRUTH for making the new Babyhoney style hair that has an adorable beanie/bandana look, but not only because the style is gorgeous but because the texture change selection was spot on perfect in the green, so much so I wear it twice today.

With this look I am wearing one of the Tea Lane mod skins in Maple tone called Mabel, a lovely burnt orange make up and a beautiful tone, they have so many skins at Tea Lane, you really need to DEMO DEMO DEMO them all.

TL 2

Going a little paler in tone with the Sugar Skin – Payton(freckle) from Tea Lane, such a cute look with the smattering of freckles across the nose. You do also have the option without freckles so check them out.

The beautiful dress with jacket is again from Tuli, and is the Leila Garden Set . I was totally drawn to this ensemble, not only because of the beautiful style of dress but of course the combination of colours, and print. This is the outfit that I remember many times when I was in my mid 20’s wishing I had at crunch time, you know those sundays you have to attend some day time christening or whatever day time functiony thing, and you realise that everything you own is either work clothes or going out stuff, and its been a long time since you even thought of dressy day wear.

Well looks like this one are perfect for such things, and I know I am not the only one, so don’t get caught out, go explore that look, because even here we have daytime functions.

The crop jacket comes with and is great for mixing and matching with other items, I was so excited to see also that the Sassy Wedges by Maitreya had collaborated with Tuli to bring us colours that compliment this line, weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee more shoes. So there below the dresses are the colours that match, so if you are a fan of the Sassy wedges and you don’t know if you have these colours, for that reason alone you need to visit Tuli’s. The tortoiseshell bangle from the set at Essentia was also a great addition in the lovely soft pink, bringing it all together with my green and pink bonanze.

See still can’t do a quickie, I totally talk too much lol.

Slurls to teleport to stores shown can be found HERE (click on name of store and it will open a Slurl Page for you)

Hair by: TRUTH
Clothes by: Tea Lane , Tuli
Skin by: Tea Lane
Shoes by: Maitreya
Jewelry and Accessories by: Essentia , Digit Darkes
Poses by: Ana Lu
VR Professional Kit for all pic taking by VR Foundry

Always thankful for:

Essentia for my Beautiful Hair Roses and Jewelry many pieces of which I have watched being made, and had the pleasure of wearing first as they are custom fit to my shape-I’m blessed.

My VR Posestand Professional/VR Posestand HUD/Library is by VR Foundry , The NEW Features include Keyboard Controls, MONO, HUD Controls, Locking Camera and Pose Positions, ability to save Colour Sphere Presets, Return to Poses Locked previously and SOOOO Much more. The VR Posestand is sold seperately as is the VR Posestand HUD , or in a Package ..HERE, HERE, HERE, or at the VR Foundry Main Store. now also with stand alone Library HUD, for on location shoots in no build areas – no notecards needed just throw in your poses.

My eyes which I get complimented on all the time are from Minnu Model Skins the MMS Green which I love.

Poses and Stands always used by me while taking pics, even if some end up on cutting room floor:
Digital Dragon Designs
Pixeldolls Empire Dress AO poses
Happy Dispatch
[LAP] Long Akward Pose
Ana Lu Fresh Poses
Naughty Neko Designs
Imperial Elegance
Lost Angels
Studio Sidhe
Vista Animations
Le Boudoir Mode d’Ambre
Reel Expression

Hair Fair Events

I it so awesome that with Hair fair only days away there is so much excitement building. One of the things that Hair Fair has in store is events throughout the duration of the Fair. So many incredible designers have donated to Hair Fair this year.

The list so far of Designers/Stores contributing can be found HERE .

If you wish to still be part of the Prize Giving this year please contact Sasy Scarborough or Serendipity Nerd in world, thank you.

Hair Fair Updates

From Hair Fair Blog :
Real World Hair Donations
Posted on August 8, 2008 by Teagan Blackthorne

Two weeks to go until the Hair Fair. It is time to take a moment to talk about the wonderful charity, Locks of Love. This charity accepts donations of money and hair to help build wigs for children who have hair loss due to medical conditions or medications which can include chemotherapy, burn injuries, genetic disease, and the like. These wigs are provided for children under the age of 18 in the United States and Canada. Each hairpiece can cost between $3500 to $6000 USD so every donation is appreciated.

Read the rest HERE

Hair Fair Events Planning

Ok so first off I am going to point out that I will probably copy paste this again on monday or other days just to be sure everyone see’s it :P, but as its for Charity you won’t mind I’m sure. Also as the Official Hair Fair blog doesn’t hit all feeds I am posting here as I am on the committee, but ANYONE who wants to spread the word can contact me in world or just link to the blog HERE.

Last year we did a few events that we are repeating this year, one of those is of course Bandana Day and the others will change but the concept of prizes for them will be the same. Last year all that was arranged only two weeks prior and many weren’t given enough time to be involved, so this year we are making sure you all know well in advance.

The Bandana Day Kits have been sent to the participants of Hair Fair , but also many other designers but by no means ALL, so if you are interested in making a Bandana for Hair Fair contact me in world for one.

You do NOT have to be a Hair Creator to be involved. You also do NOT have to own a store, this is the kind of thing that is important to so many people in world, and my experience last year means I know that many would love to do something to help but feel that because they aren’t a store etc they can’t be, THAT IS NOT THE CASE!.

ALL the money from the sales of the Bandana’s will go to Locks of Love the charity of choice for Hair Fair this year and past years. So that being said anyone who wants to create a bandana please contact me :) . I have already received wonderful ones not only retextured with beautiful prints, but also some with amazing prim work added and themed lol sooooooooooooooo cute, cant wait for you all to see them.

Just be aware these have to come back to me full perms , and wont be able to be sold by anyone but the Hair Fair , you must also guarantee 100% that the textures are yours to use and prim work as well.

Ok now on to the second part , PRIZES, there are events as I said that will be run during Hair Fair, and for those we need prizes , I have already collected promises from many designers for this, the promise is in the form of a notecard as we do not want anyone changing perms to their items to do this.

Now we of course will be approaching Hair Fair Participants for Prizes for different events , but for some of them, again, its a case of other people wanting to be involved as they were last year.
There was a bit of confusion with my Prizes Requests note card that went out to Designers , based on them not making hair :) I knew that, thats why it was sent, but I am sorry that it caused confusion. The Prizes requests are for designers and creators who would like to be involved to fill in the notecard I have that states what they will give the winners.

This can be anything from a particular item or items , or gift cards or an amount to use in their stores. I do not want to collect the items from Designers as again this would mean possibly having to change perms to make them passable.

The notecard asks for this info :

Store Name :

Avatar Name ( Your Name) :

Prizes Donated :

Then to be sent to Sasy Scarborough in world with the notecard named : Hair Fair Prizes (Your Store and Your Name )

So if you want to you can just make one and send it to me with that info included…The generosity has been incredible as usual but again dont want anyone missing out on the chance to be involved , once the events start being listed on the blogs the names of each store donating prizes will be included in each posting of events.

If anyone has any questions about either of these things IM Sasy Scarborough or Serendipity Nerd in world or send Sasy Scarborough or Serendipity Nerd a notecard which is preferable so we don’t miss the question.

Thanks Again In Advance

Sasy Scarborough
Hair Fair Committee

Official Hair Fair Photo Contest

Do you love hair? Show it in the Official Hair Fair 2008 Photo Contest on flickr! We’re looking for pictures that show the range and fun of hair across the grid. We’ll be picking 2 first prize winners, three second prize winners, and 5 third place winners to display at the Hair Fair throughout the whole event.

We at Hair Fair want to show the love and appreciation for the talented people that make us beautiful hair (both past and present), and in doing so we have created the Hair Fair Photo Contest. This contest is for you to show, in an homage style, a photo or photos that show your favorite hair styles and the way you love to wear them, what makes them your favorites and what it is about the designer and their work that generates that affection.

The Rules (there had to be rules, right?)
1. Be creative, but remember- we’re looking for pictures that focus on the HAIR.
2. Feel free to enhance your shot in your photo editing program of choice, but don’t add text or borders.
3. Keep your photos at 512 pixels by 512 pixels square.
4. Photos may only be entered once, and only the person entering the photo is eligible to win. The same photo may not be entered by more than one person.
5. Entrants are limited to 10 entries to the pool total.
6. In the description of each photo you enter, please include:
Your Second Life avatar name:
Hair Style Name and Store:
A description of why you love this hair/designer.
7. All photos must be entered by Midnight SLT on August 15th.
8. Winners will be announced at the Hair Fair.

You do not have to show hair that is made only be designers in hair fair this year. It could be past designers that have left Second Life, or designers just starting out, or even hair you or a friend made. Some examples of what we’re looking for-


The title says it all, here. The shot is so far away, we can’t see your pretty hair!


The photo is nice, but there’s text all over it, and a border!




Ok, these are the types of shots we’d like to see. They’re close enough to see the hair, with no text or borders. It’s 512×512. This is what we want, only with your face and hair!

Finally, prizes will be announced at a later date.


These rules are not all inclusive, and as the Hair Fair committee we reserve the right to disqualify what we feel is not in keeping with the homage style of this contest. We reserve the right to edit, to reproduce, and re-use submitted images. By submitting to this poster pool, all entrants are agreeing to the conditions and permissions outlined within the rules.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Laynie Link, either in-world with an IM or at


DO NOT FORGET , ALL applications for Hair Fair 2008 need to be in by tomorrow to either Paisley Poindexter or Mikayla Kohl , if you dont have your application in and you dont know where to get one, please contact them in world or go HERE and copy and paste the info from the post.

We don’t want anyone to miss out , so don’t assume your hair designer friends and colleagues have filled one in , MAKE SURE THEY HAVE !