Bad hair and mud will be the order of the day for hairdressers from the Claire Davies salon in Uckfield when they raise funds for charity later this month.
They might start the day looking immaculate but brushes and hairdryers will be nowhere to be seen when the 16 girls head for an Army assault course in Dorking.
They are going on a team-building day to welcome new hairdressers Hannah Bond and Georgie Nye to the salon.
Hannah, 23, who lives in Uckfield, trained with Claire Davies and is returning to the fold having worked at a salon in Crowborough. Georgie, 19, lives in Newick. She has moved from a salon in Lewes. The two are to be team leaders during the challenge.
Owner Claire Davies had suggested a “nice, sedate, relaxed cookery class” but she was out-voted in favour of the all-action outdoor adventure.
There will be tunnels to crawl through, ropes to climb, tyres to push, obstacles to overcome and plenty of mud to wallow in.
And all the time the girls are having fun they will be raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Becki West who has organised the event, which takes place on Sunday, October 26, said there was no way they were going to choose cooking for a day. “We are a bit competitive in here and we wanted to get outside and do something completely different.”
The hairdressers have formed two teams and set up JustGiving fund-raising accounts to see which of them can raise the most money.
There’s an added incentive to do well because the team with most money pledged is to be given a ten second head start on the assault course.