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Behind the brand of a sustainability pioneer

The Zucci Hairdressing brand has been in existence for an impressive 33 years, and with four salons and more than 40 staff, it stands firm as a Melbourne salon icon. And then when you hear that owner Rocco Petrucci’s passion for sustainability can be traced back to the very beginning (that’s 1984… when ‘green’ was still…

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QUE Colour has a new hue

Monique McMahon has an insatiable passion for education – colour, specifically – and this year she added green to the program. Monique has trained internationally to hone her craft and now works her colour magic from her Parisian-inspired salon, QUE Colour in Darlinghurst, alongside a dedicated team of eight. “QUE Colour is known for its…

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HE WALKS THE WALK

Brett McKinnon is a change-maker. Not content with watching the world go by as it is, Brett sees opportunity to build better outcomes in areas that most would simply gloss over. A hairdresser of 32 years, Brett is a supremely successful salon owner together with his partner Brett Albury, and it’s the sense of community…

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The Small Salon Making Big Waves on the Sunshine Coast

If you’ve ever come across the softly spoken Maria Faulder, you’ll be familiar with her unwavering determination to raise the bar. As owner of Suite Three Hair in Buderim on Queensland’s Sunshine coast, Maria fosters a small team of dedicated stylists, all strongly committed to improving their local community, driving sustainability and creating a superior…

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Painting the Big Picture

SALON Blue Phoenix Hair Design  |  LOCATION Footscray, VIC  |  LEAD BY Angeli Shaw  Sustainable Salons Australia (SSA) grabbed 5 minutes with the effervescent Angeli Shaw, owner of Blue Phoenix Hair Design, SSA member and passionate green warrior! SSA | What does sustainability mean to Blue Phoenix Hair Design? AS | Sustainability means everything! Priding…

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Hey Melbourne, we need your skills!

Here at Sustainable Salons Australia (SSA), we believe sustainability is not just about minimising our environmental impact – it’s about so much more! In fact, a large part of what we’re all about is supporting the local community. You may have heard that we’ve recently collaborated with Frontyard Youth Services in Victoria, and now we’re…

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Hairy Tale #1 –  The Environment Needs a Hair Boom

Here at SSA we love to think of every environmentally friendly act as an act of kindness, but also as a contribution to creating our very own fairy tale. The salon industry itself creates a lot of waste that needs to be diverted from landfills and it can be done if waste, such as chopped…

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Dry July Shave Off at Liverpool Hospital!

During the last week in July, Sustainable Salons Australia was presented with an incredible opportunity to organize The Shave Off at Liverpool Hospital- you may have even caught the live video we posted to our facebook page. Our co-founder Paul Frasca was the individual who cut off Liverpool radiologist Mark Udovitch’s long locks that day! We were…

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Winners are Grinners!

2016 has been an incredible year for the Sustainable Salons Australia team, and it’s only half over! So far this year, we’ve seen our team move & expand, we’ve attended awards shows (and won!), SSA has expanded our service area (twice), and we have worked hard to spread our mission of Zero Waste through some…

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Oil Spills along Australian Coast

We’re all aware of how devastating an oil spill can be, with history serving us quite a lesson, but you might not know just how often these oil spill events actually occur. Sustainable Salons Australia believe in life long learning, and in an educational and environmental interest, we’re sharing some facts about oil spills, their…

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