Sustainable Salons has once again teamed up with the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave, so when Australia bravely shaves, we save the ponytails and hair clippings from landfill.
From 11-15 March, we’ll be collecting all the hair shaved from events around the country and repurposing it into the Hair Boom Project and local composting solutions.
During these events and all year-round, we also collect all ponytails longer than 20cm from shavers to help make charitable wigs for those suffering from medically-induced hair-loss.
Every single day we receive precious packages from those who’ve sacrificed their long locks to raise money in the fight against blood cancer – and have gone the extra mile to donate their ponytails!
Plus this year, there’s more than meets the eye…
Fundraisers, we have a special offer for you!
Give your locks some love after you shave! If you can’t have a hairdresser make the shave for you on your big day, chances are you might need a tidy-up straight after the event or once your hair starts to grow back.
BOOK IN WITH YOUR LOCAL PARTICIPATING SUSTAINABLE SALON FOR YOUR IMMEDIATE TIDY-UP OR FIRST POST-SHAVE STYLE-CUT FOR JUST $25*
Find your nearest participating Sustainable Salon here… just look for this icon!
Remember to book in advance to have the best chance of timing your post-shave appointment as close to your big shave day as possible!
Psst! You can also ask your friendly Sustainable Salon to help you with your shave or cut – they’ll collect your hair and ponytail donation for you too!
Have you met Sustainable Salons superhero, Chris?
For our VIC Manager, Chris Barber, come March his beautiful flowing man mane (and sometimes man bun) will become a handful of valuable ponytails and – with your help – a hefty donation to the Leukaemia Foundation.
That’s right folks, Chris is shaving his head… his own heart-breaking personal experience driving his fundraising efforts.
“My mum, Sarah was a mother to three kids, a wife, a daughter and sister to four siblings. She bravely fought Leukaemia but sadly died 30 years ago, at only 32 years of age.
“I will be shaving my head to raise funds to support the families currently going through Blood Cancer and to help find a cure. Currently 15,000 Australians are diagnosed with Blood Cancer every year – that’s 41 a day, one every 36 minutes. I would love your support in helping make a difference to these people’s lives.”
HEAR IT FROM THE MAN HIMSELF ON THE VIDEO HERE.
If you’re a Sustainable Salons member who’d love to support Chris, stay tuned to your inbox as we bring you some great salon fundraising ideas to get involved!
But if you’re ready to throw a valuable dollar or two (or more!) to his efforts now, his page is ready and eagerly awaits your donation HERE.
Shaving is Saving
More than 110,000 Australians are currently living with blood cancers and another 41 Australians are diagnosed every day. Sadly, an Australian will lose their life to the disease every 20 minutes.
But when 20,000 Aussies put their hand up to give bald a go, the funds raised help find a cure and support families managing the disease.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT WORLD’S GREATEST SHAVE AND SIGN UP TO BRAVE THE SHAVE HERE!
* $25 Offer Terms and Conditions:
- Fundraisers may redeem one style-cut only using this offer.
- Prices may change depending on salon, but will be a maximum of $25 including GST (excludes credit surcharges and the $2 Sustainable Salons Fee).
- Salons may ask to see the fundraiser’s Official World’s Greatest Shave fundraising page prior to scheduling the appointment.
- Available appointment times and stylists are at the discretion of the salon.
- Additional service prices such as colour or treatments are at the discretion of the salon.