muk provides unforgettable afternoon for Ladder young people

Four young people from the Ladder program were provided with an unforgettable afternoon, thanks to the generous and committed staff at muk Haircare and a surprise visit from North Melbourne AFL players.

The young people spent almost half a day with muk and received a complimentary top of the range hair styling experience with qualified stylists.

“From washing, colouring, cutting to styling – nothing was off limits. The muk staff went out of their way to make the young people feel like celebrities” said Ladder General Manager, Communications and Stakeholder Relations, Stephanie De Campo

“This was so much more than a haircut. For these young people, this was a chance to be looked after and be reminded that there are many people and organisations out there who care and are there to support them.

The young people received a further boost when North Melbourne Football Club players' Sam Wright and Mason Wood dropped in to surprise them.

"It's easy to understand where they've come from and that they're looking to try and pick themselves up. The small part that we can play in that is really beneficial not only to them but for us," Mr Wood said.

"Days like this can change their life," said Mr Wright.

muk Director, Mr Scott Reynolds contacted Ladder in August having heard of their work at a North Melbourne Football Club breakfast where they presented. Mr Reynolds asked what muk could do to support the work of Ladder and it was decided that complementary hair experiences would be provided to young people who had been highly engaged in the program.

“The team at Ladder would like to sincerely thank Sam and Mason and the wonderful staff at muk for donating their time, products and expertise to put very big smiles on the faces of our young people," Ms De Campo said.

“The four young people who participated were different people when they left the salon. They were beaming with confidence and extremely appreciative to muk for their generosity.

“Ladder looks forward to continuing this fantastic relationship with muk,” Ms De Campo said.

The support of people and organisations like muk benefit Ladder's work and the young people in our program. If you would like to learn more about how you can support Ladder, please contact us on