GEMS hair accessories by Erickson Beamon to fight sex slavery

While we’re counting our blessings this holiday season others just like us are living as sex slaves. Help them >>

Human trafficking is considered the world’s second largest, fastest growing organized crime; it is a multi-billion dollar industry. The International Labor Organization estimates up to 20.9 million people globally are modern-day slaves, and UNICEF estimates that 1.2 million children are sold every year. It’s disgusting and it’s happening in your own backyard.

Organizations such as GEMS and Somaly Mam Foundation dedicate themselves to helping victims escape and recover. Somaly Mam is a former Cambodian sex slave who never knew her own name. GEMS is founded by Rachel Lloyd, who in 1998 with a computer and $30 started her non-profit at her kitchen table, in a house where she was providing women safe harbor.  GEMS (Girls Educational and Mentoring Services) assists victims, girls and young women ages 12–24, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking. 

Through your purchase of these fabulous limited-edition hair accessories by famed jewelry designer Erickson Beamon you can make a difference; all proceeds support GEMS.

Combine a few for a Gatsby-inspired, art-deco holiday ‘do… and feel good that your purchase made a difference in someone’s life. SHOP & SAVE A LIFE >>

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Not familiar? Well, unlike scissors, these shears only cut a small percentage of your hair with each snip, so it “thins out” the clumps us short haired girls get as layers grow in and makes hair wispy – like Meg Ryan had in her heyday, or like Michelle Williams (pictured).

Told my mom I can fix up her hair too; she’s between visits. Now that’s trust!