Growing out with a bang!

Written by Amie. Posted in Campaign, Pits for Tits 2014

Hair we grow again, one last time

This is our fourth and final year as Unshaven Mavens. We’ve had an incredible experience growing with you in solid-hair-ity, supporting Rethink Breast Cancer and raising hair-wareness of the importance of early detection of lumps under the arms. Thanks to the support and generosity of our  Mavens, Mavericks, friends and family, we’ve raised more than $30,000 since 2011 for Rethink’s Live, Laugh, Learn program here in Ottawa. We’re kicking off this year with high hopes and asking you to help us reach our $15,000 goal. Think we can do it? HAIR yeah!

As always, we’re ever so grateful for the support of our partners and sponsors. And this year is no exception.

We’re excited to announce a fun partnership with Knifewear Ottawa! They will be hosting a Pit Prep Party in September in support of our campaign! Stay tuned for more details and check out their beautiful shaving products for men AND women.

The fine folk at Beau’s have become family, going above and beyond each year and inviting us to take part in their incredibly successful Oktoberfest fundraising activities. We’ll be centre stage for our annual shave-a-thon and we’ll also have our very own pop-up “Chop shop” where the lovely ladies of Salon My Place will be cutting hair for donations.

terra20 is a local success story and a wonderful ambassador for healthy beauty products. Once again, they are graciously hosting our one and only Pit Stop at their Wellington West location the evening of Thursday, October 16th.

In keeping with our Debbie Harry-meets-Joan Jet theme, we’ll be rockin’ out for our final Pit Bash and Com-pit-ition at House of TARGThere you’ll enjoy all of the sights and sounds of this barcade (arcade/bar) while stuffing yourself with delicious perogies and competing to determine who takes home prizes for “Pit Boss(most funds raised by an individual), “Best Pit Crew(most funds raised by a team), ”Jolie Pit(nicest pit), “Brad Pit(hairiest pit), “Pitiful(least hair growth),  and the “Chia Pit” (most hair growth in the first 2 weeks).

So grab your friends, ditch the razor, and get ready to kick some ass!


Registration opens: September 1
Clean Shave Day: October 1
Mavens at Oktoberfest: October 3-4
Pit Stop at terra20: October 16
Pit Bash at House of TARG: October 30

Another campaign over…

Written by Amie. Posted in Campaign, Pit Bash


On Friday, November 1, we celebrated the end of our 2013 campaign at Overkill with friends, family and supporters. It was honestly the best Pit Bash we’ve had so far with great energy and loads of fun. We were proud to present the lovely Ashley from Rethink Breast Cancer with a cheque for $13,000! Well done mavens and mavericks!

ICYMI: Here’s a wrap up video that the great folks at Jackpine put together for our Pit Bash


Written by Amie. Posted in Campaign, Pit Bash, Pits for Tits 2013


We’re less than a week away from celebrating the end of our 2013 campaign. It’s been a great month infused with enthusiasm and support. We are so thankful for your efforts and can’t wait to party with you this Friday at our 3rd annual Pit Bash.

Unshaven Mavens Pit Bash 2013
Overkill Bar (56 Byward Market Square, lower level)
Friday, November 1st, 2013 / 
Free / All welcome (19+)


We have more active participants than ever before and we’re asking you to give your fundraising efforts one last push to help us get closer to our goal of $15,000! And don’t forget, we have fab prizes in store for our seven categories.

What’s in store for this year’s PIT BASH?

We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite things: pictures, candy, beer and bubbly! OK, so that’s four, but who’s counting? As you know by now, we Mavens love a good photo op, so we decided to setup a photobooth complete with props. Speaking of props, Halloween might be over, but we’ll be serving up some sweets in the Candy Pit. Our übber friends from Beau’s will be on hand to not only judge in the compitition, but to participate in it as well! All this and a few more surprises up our sleeve. Oh… wait! ;)

So round up your friends and family, and join us for a night of hair-larity.