13-14 June | Carriageworks, Sydney


We’re excited to announce we’ve partnered with Hair Festival, the Australian hairdressing industry’s newest major event destination, to showcase sustainable practices, insight and education across its two-day offering.

Our collaboration aims to actively contribute to a strong, resourced and dynamic salon industry by sharing platforms, information and actionable ideas that event visitors and industry can successfully implement in their businesses.

Here’s what we’ll be doing to bring this to life!

Coffee cup recycling

We’re implementing our successful coffee-cup collection model across the Marketplace floor to minimise the impact of our industry’s (extreme) caffeine habit.

Just by dropping your disposable coffee cup and lids into the specialised coffee cup recycling bins, you can enter the draw to WIN A FONZARELLI ELECTRIC SCOOTER.

The best bit? You’re not penalised for your hardcore coffee habit… enter as many times as you like!

*More info + T&Cs to come… stay tuned!

Proudly sustainable exhibitors

Exhibitors will have the opportunity to implement the Sustainable Salons materials separation system on their stand. Eco-conscious brands can choose to have their paper, plastics, metals and hair collected by Sustainable Salons from their stand throughout the event, and proudly promote their commitment, too.

Sustainability education

We’re super chuffed to present the only session bringing invaluable sustainability education in one hour of green power.

Featuring a panel of leading commentators (soon to be revealed!) who will inspire you to…

  • Capture and keep the eco-conscious consumer
  • Rethink your retail with the future of recycling
  • Pivot your point-of-sale for brave, new opportunities


Find more info here!

Innovation & inspiration!

In an industry-first, Hair Festival will showcase H2Cuts – a mobile hair salon powered by 100% renewable hydrogen.


An initiative of the NSW Department of Primary Industries in partnership with Sustainable Salons and The Australian Hairdressing Council, the vehicle is touring regional NSW until October 2021, and will be onsite at Hair Festival – its only metro appearance – offering FREE zero-emission haircuts to visitors!


Keen to help us staff this amazing hydrogen-powered salon? It’s a paid gig, so it’s first-in-best-dressed.

Email h2cuts@sustainablesalons.org to register your NAME, SALON NAME AND CONTACT NUMBER, and we’ll be in touch with all the info you need.


Just rock up and nab the next available spot, then relax knowing you’ve just contributed to helping us build a better future. We can’t wait to see your new, sustainable ‘do!


About Hair Festival


Hair Festival is an engaging and easily accessible format, truly celebrating a dedicated hair weekend that includes a FREE MarketPlace, Live Competitions, REALtalk, Festival Education Sessions and the Hair Festival Wonderland party event.

Book your FREE ENTRY to the Marketplace here. For more information on the All-Event pass or other tickets, head here.

About Sustainable Salons

Sustainable Salons is a unique social enterprise that specialises in collecting up to 95% of the salon bin and redirecting all material for reuse, recycling, and repurposing solutions.

The program rewards the salon’s sustainability commitment, while 100% of the recycling proceeds are donated to charitable organisations OzHarvest and KiwiHarvest to help feed those in need.

For more information about the program, head over here.