Davines + Education for Life: Shared Values With a Global Impact
How our partnership with Intercoiffure Mondial is supporting disadvantaged youths all over the world.
Obtaining B Corp certification gave a name to the passion for sustainability that we at Davines have held for a long time. An aspect of this title is believing in the need for businesses to act as a regenerating force in communities, going beyond just the eco-friendly impact. That’s where a partnership with Intercoiffure Mondial’s hairdresser education program “Education for Life” comes in.
For youths in disadvantaged areas of the world, dealing with issues like starvation, violence, and drugs often mean that getting a proper education takes a backseat. Education for Life opens free training schools that teach students the foundations of hairdressing , from technique to professional perspectives on how to interact with clients. Davines donates the essential training tools (head forms, product, color, and styling equipment) and instructors demonstrate different techniques and hairstyling procedures directly to the students. By creating a strong foundation of essential skills, mentorship and real-world experience, these students will ideally go on to be confident self-supporters in the field.
Davines has proudly supported Education for Life programs that span the globe: Christel House in Cape Town, South Africa, the Specialized School of Technology and Design in Odessa, Ukraine, and the Kinderzukunft Foundation in both Timisoara (Romania) and Selo Mira (Bosnia).
When you consider the similar values that make up the foundations of each brand, a partnership between Davines and Intercoiffure Mondial makes perfect sense: it is our ethical and environmental responsibility to help make the world a better place, and we’re doing that by making sure aid is getting to these youths directly. And as is the case with our I Sustain Beauty initiative, this impact doesn’t stop with the Davines brand alone. Our dedicated community of volunteers and educators are actively making a difference in the lives of young people across the globe, helping them secure an educational background that supports a safer and stronger future.