World’s Greatest Shave

As the official sustainability partner of the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave, in 2023 we’ll continue to collect the hair and ponytails from fundraisers all over Australia and give it an amazing second life!

Help beat blood cancer!

Each March, thousands of big-hearted and brave Australians make it their mission to beat blood cancer by getting sponsored to shave, colour or cut their hair. Over the last 25 years, more than two million people have sacrificed their hair, or donated to someone who has helped the Leukaemia Foundation’s goal of zero lives lost to blood cancer by 2035.

The latest figures show 53 Australians hear the words “you have blood cancer” every day – and that number is expected to nearly double by 2035. Taking part in the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave is an unmistakable and unmissable way to show you’re part of a caring community, committed to stopping blood cancer wrecking lives.

Find out more about World’s Greatest Shave and sign up today to join one of Australia’s most iconic events.

Power up your ponytail

WAIT… before you shave! Do you have 20cm or more of natural or coloured hair? Your ponytails have the power to become a charitable wig for someone suffering from cancer, and give them back their confidence!

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!

Download the World’s Greatest Shave Ponytail Donation Kit

Hair clippings can soak up an oil spill

Don’t have enough hair for a ponytail? Don’t worry! The hair clippings you shave can help soak up oil spills thanks to the Hair Boom Project.

Once it reaches the Sustainable Salons depot, your hair is stuffed into stockings to make sausage-shaped Hair Booms that can absorb up to 4L of oil in a spill on land or at sea.

Download instructions to post us your hair clippings here

Your special $25* post-shave haircut awaits!

Terms & Conditions

  • Fundraisers who have shaved and/or donated ponytails may redeem one style-cut only using this offer.
  • Prices may change depending on salon, but the offer will be a maximum of $25 including GST (excludes credit surcharges and the 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.

Looking for a ponytail prep partner?

Stylists at Sustainable Salons around the country have all been specially-trained to prepare and cut your ponytails for donation. They can also collect them and send them directly to the Sustainable Salons depot, saving you the postage!
Find a participating Sustainable Salon

Important note about postage

All ponytails and hair clippings can be posted to:

World’s Greatest Shave Ponytails c/o Sustainable Salons

GPO Box 322, Sydney NSW 2001

Please ensure you apply the correct amount for postage. You can use a prepaid satchel (take careful notice of the weight restrictions on the satchel) or take your ponytails in the envelope into the Post Office for the customer service representative to process for you. Unfortunately, any parcels with incorrect postage will not be received by Sustainable Salons.