Be a green superhero!

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

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Power up your ponytail!

Thanks to Sustainable Salons we’re recycling!

In 2019, we’re recycling the hair you bravely shave with Sustainable Salons!

Many of the ponytails snipped from those taking part in the event will 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!

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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 dropped off at any World’s Greatest Shave public event or posted to:

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

Going green at our public events

At our public events we will also be sweeping up shorter hair clippings and collecting empty cans of coloured hairspray, diverting them away from landfill back into recycled resources. Community hosts will also help with recycling hair.

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.

Now is also a great time to think about booking a hairdresser to tidy everything up after your big day - search for one now on the Sustainable Salons site.

Read about why one shaver is donating her hair

2019 World's Greatest Shave participant Jessica is donating her long locks to Sustainable Salons - all in her mum's memory. Read her story here.

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