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9th Annual Zappos Bald and Blue Event

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It’s a Zappos Family tradition that from the outside may look a bit, well, weird. Every year, just when the Las Vegas weather starts to ramp up for summer, we here at the Zappos HQ celebrate our fun (and yes, sometimes weird) company culture with Bald and Blue.

A Zappos tradition that started in our first Las Vegas office back in the summer of 2005, Bald and Blue has grown into a great charity event where guys and gals can get their heads shaved, and Zappos in turn donates money to a charity—this year being PROJECT WE. We upped the ante this time around by adding leg shaving and chest/back waxing for the guys, and even eyebrow shaving for some really brave souls!

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For Zapponians who are really attached to their hair (including yours truly), we still got participate in the fun and team spirit with blue hair spray and temporary Zappos tattoos.

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To make this awesome event even more memorable, we had some very special guest stop by—The Blue Man Group! They’re bald and very blue, so they definitely fit right in. These guys are a little on the weird side, so they didn’t think anything at all of people shaving their heads and painting themselves blue at the office.

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photo credit: Jia Tse

In total, 22 guys shaved their heads for Bald & Blue, which totaled $2,200 donated to PROJECT WE. 12 brave ladies got their heads shaved for a total of $3,000 donated. The total amount donated from the event was a little under $10,000!

All in all, it was another fun and successful Zappos Bald & Blue event, and a few good Zapponians can start the summer off with a light, breezy hairdo for a great cause!

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May 30, 2013 at 2:15 pm JoshtheWeaver said:

My head is still cold from that shave, however, I am sort of digging the...huskier...Jason Statham look!

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May 30, 2013 at 5:52 pm Aida234260 said:

hello!! from Team Trust Pound # we had lots of fun on this day!! for our second week of training this was pretty sweet!! to be a part of :)Blue MAN Rocks!! the scavenger hunt rocks too!!k bye

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Jun 27, 2013 at 3:55 pm KayceeC111720 said:

Hi, I am from the recently transplanted Photo Studio on MLK. just dropping by to say hello and next year I hope our studio can participate in this! We loved the event back in Kentucky. okthanxbai!!