Sustainable Salons’ Chris Barber shaves his long locks to honour his Mum

Not only is Chris Barber endeavoring to save the environment as the VIC manager of Sustainable Salons, but he’s becoming a shave superhero for the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave.

Chris was moved and inspired to fundraise for the Leukaemia Foundation when he attended Light the Night, a beautiful event that sees communities affected by blood cancer raise lanterns as night falls to honour their own journey or that of a loved one.

‘...I did the ‘Light the Night walk with the Leukaemia Foundation’. It was an extremely moving night for me, remembering my mum and to see all the other people there who have been affected by Leukaemia and other blood cancers.’

He said the event inspired him to shave his shoulder-length golden hair and fundraise for the World’s Greatest Shave - setting an incredible target of $10,000.

‘I’m hoping to raise at least $10,000, it’s to find a cure for blood cancer.’

Chris has been involved with World’s Greatest Shave even before deciding to lose his locks for the cause. As a VIC manager of Sustainable Salons, Chris has been helping to re-purpose left over hair from World’s Greatest Shave participants into wigs for those experiencing cancer and into some incredible environmental solutions.

Sustainable Salons is a comprehensive resource recovery service that collects up to 95% of waste from hair salons, including hair, metals and chemicals and has proudly partnered with World’s Greatest Shave since 2018. Hair that doesn’t quite make it to wig status for cancer patients can become compost or even floating booms at sea to soak up oil spills.

Click here to read more about Chris and help him reach his goal.

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