Be a green superhero!

Your shaved hair and ponytails can help save the planet too.

Donate hair hero

Power up your ponytail!

Thanks to Sustainable Salons we’re repurposing!

We’re repurposing the hair you bravely shave with Sustainable Salons!

Many of the ponytails snipped from those taking part can now be turned into wigs for those with cancer, while shorter hair clippings will be transformed into compost and even floating booms to absorb oil spills at sea. How cool!

Download the Sustainable Salons Factsheet

How to help

Ponytails that are minimum of 20cm, dry, tied at the top, plaited in the middle and tied at the bottom (coloured is okay) can be placed in a zip lock bag.

Dry hair clippings and ponytails shorter than 20cm need to be placed in a separate zip lock bag and posted to the below address.

All hair donations to be posted to:

World’s Greatest Shave Ponytails
c/o Sustainable Salons
15 Salisbury Street

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.

Going green

Sustainable Salons is a comprehensive resource recovery service that collects up to 95% of waste from hair salons, including hair, metals and chemicals. It is Australia’s number one collector and donor of ponytails for wigs, and all recycling proceeds are donated to charitable organisations.

Have you thought about your hair after you shave? Visit your local Sustainable Salon for that post-shave tidy-up, and book in your future haircuts as your lovely locks return! Find your nearest Sustainable Salon here.

Read about why one shaver is donating her hair

Former World's Greatest Shave participant Jessica is donating her long locks to Sustainable Salons - all in her mum's memory. Read her story here.