Celeb Hairstylist Andrew Fitzsimons Says Collaboration with Trans Wellness Center ‘Means Everything’ to Him

Celeb Hairstylist Andrew Fitzsimons Says Collaboration with Trans Wellness Center ‘Means Everything’ to Him

Celeb hairstylist Andrew Fitzsimons is proudly celebrating Satisfaction Month by bringing consideration to the transgender group. 

At his haircare merchandise launch get together on Thursday, Fitzsimons — a widely known celeb hairstylist with over 20 years of expertise having labored with among the largest names in Hollywood, together with Madonna, Mariah Carey, Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, Megan Fox, and Bella Hadid — tells PEOPLE about his partnership with the Trans Wellness Heart (TWC), the place he helped begin the Trans Donation Program that finally launched the establishment. 

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“So I began a program on the then-L.A. LGBT Heart, now it is the Trans Wellness Heart and means all the things to me as a result of I began that program earlier than I even had a model,” Fitzsimons says. “That is part of who I’m, and who I’m is my model.”

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“I care about all individuals. And for me, there is no level in celebrating pleasure if we won’t help the people who find themselves essentially the most marginalized,” he continues. “And that is why I select to accomplice with the Trans Wellness Heart as a result of the trans group wants our assist, our consideration.”

Celeb Hairstylist Andrew Fitzsimons Says Collaboration with Trans Wellness Heart ‘Means Every part’ to Him. Khloe Kardashian. BFA

“TWC supplies complete assets and providers for transgender and non-binary individuals below one roof,” per its web site. The primary of its variety, the operation of the middle was made doable by receiving the continual help from group leaders and allies in addition to collaboration with different native organizations equivalent to Kids’s Hospital Los Angeles, LGBTQ Heart, Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Crew (APAIT), and Bienestar Human Companies, amongst a couple of others. 

In the course of the launch of his haircare merchandise line on the Peterson Automotive Museum, Fitzsimons invited Mariana Madaquinn, a trans activist and program supervisor on the L.A. Trans Wellness Heart, to share her story as a group member and the way the general public can contribute to the non-profit group. 

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The glamorous night time additionally noticed one in all his high-profile purchasers, Khloé, 37, in attendance to point out her help for Fitzsimons, who has made a few appearances in her new actuality present, The Kardashians on Hulu. Khloé arrived on the venue in fashion alongside Fitzsimons, donning a champagne pink-colored, skintight latex gown with a pair of clear pointed-toe heels.

Whereas talking to PEOPLE on the occasion, Fitzsimons additionally shares what impressed him to create his personal merchandise. 

“After being a hairstylist for 21 years, dwelling and dealing all around the world, I actually noticed a niche out there as a result of I by no means noticed a model that was really inclusive,” he explains. “And once I say inclusive, I imply not solely hair sort, but additionally finances.”

Celeb Hairstylist Andrew Fitzsimons Says Collaboration with Trans Wellness Heart ‘Means Every part’ to Him. Khloe Kardashian. BFA

“I see so many hair care manufacturers which have a capsule assortment and a few different merchandise the place a few completely different hair varieties and it isn’t from inception,” he says. “To me, I by no means noticed a model launch with merchandise for each single hair sort, from straight hair to 4C hair. And to me, all hair is created equal.”

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“All hair varieties deserve the identical love and a spotlight, and everybody ought to be capable of afford that. And as a hairstylist who works all around the world with well-known individuals and crimson carpets and magazines, I needed to have the ability to give that to all people at house too,” he provides. 

As he took the stage to thank his associates, household, and supporters, Fitzsimons highlighted the significance of celebrating Satisfaction Month, particularly for the transgender group. 

Celeb Hairstylist Andrew Fitzsimons Says Collaboration with Trans Wellness Heart ‘Means Every part’ to Him

“That is Satisfaction Month, and I am not going to bore you with the entire historical past of Stonewall since you all ought to know or get to know. However what I’ll say is that the people who find themselves essentially the most marginalized have been preventing for all of us. And we’ve to help them as a result of we’re not free till we’re all free,” he affirms. “So the people who find themselves essentially the most marginalized, the least protected are those preventing for us. Now we have to step up. It is a privilege when you do not. So we must always; we’ve to face up for the trans group.

Encouraging the group to take part and take actions to help the group, he concludes: “We’re all one. We’re all related, and all of us need to do one thing.”

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