New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Sex workers in the capital will receive free training in hairstyling, beauty and make-up thanks to a 24-hour fund raising event starting Friday.
Spearheaded by beauty and hair expert Amzadd Habibb, 'Salute to the Nation' will raise money to purchase equipment needed for hair setting like blow driers and hair colours.
'We will provide free training and transportation to the sex-workers who are willing to learn the art of hair and beauty. But I can't afford to provide them basic machinery and equipments that will be needed during training,' Habibb told IANS.
'Hence I asked my regular clients to help me with this endeavour and they came forward with their full support. They also helped in spreading the word and we are getting fantastic response,' he added.
Habibb said that a hair-cut during the fund raising event would start from Rs.1,125 and it's up to customers to pay more if they wish to.
The event is organised in association with Delhi Tihar administration and Delhi Police and is taking place at Amzaad Habibb Academy of Hair and Beauty in South Extension-II and will end Aug 15 at 10 a.m.
'This is my way of giving back to the society. I have always wanted to do something for these people and I was just waiting for right opportunity and right people,' Habibb said.
Apart from getting a hair-cut, one can also opt for nail-art by Poonam Sivia, beauty and make-up tips from make-up expert Sanam Habib and tattoos by Jerry.