Well, you can do good… TWICE!
As the official sustainability partner of the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave, in 2021 we’ll continue to collect the hair and ponytails from fundraisers all over Oz and give it an amazing second life!
Shaving is saving
World’s Greatest Shave will bring together thousands of extraordinary Australians in 2021, who will stand in solidarity with others battling a cancer diagnosis by shaving their head (or cutting/colouring their hair).
This significant act raises vital funds to support the 110,000 Australians currently living with blood cancer and the further 47 Australians diagnosed with blood cancer every day.
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!
LOOKING FOR A HAIRDRESSER TO PREP YOUR PONYTAILS FOR YOU? 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!
Need inspo? Watch Katie’s amazing shave and ponytail donation!
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.