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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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Rough Threads 2016

This year, Sustainable Salons Australia are thrilled to join Brett McKinnon from Murphy Gozzard in assisting with the the 2016 Rough Threads Events! The first two events of the year have already been held, one building off the success of the other. Our co-founder Paul was there volunteering with the Murphy Gozzard team doing hair cuts alongside…

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Sustainable Salon Spotlight: Alan Buki for O&M. syd

1) When did you start to take sustainability in your business seriously? Stress free, environment friendly has been our culture and aim since Original & Mineral was born 16 years ago. Alan Buki for O&M.syd is the flagship store for Original & Mineral. The salon has been chemically and environmentally conscious since we launched four years ago as a purpose built salon.…

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Interview with Shaun McGrath- Hairstyling Collection with Re-Purposed Materials

We’re excited to bring this month’s interview to you- featuring Shaun McGrath- creative director of Stevie English Hair- who has recently been nominated as a Finalist in the Avant Garde category for the AHFA Avant Garde Hairdresser of the year. We recently had a chance to catch up with Shaun and ask him some questions on his…

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2016 HairBiz Forum

We’re very excited to share that Paul will be the Environmental Sustainable Salon Expert at the 2016 HairBiz Forum! He’s also guest presenting ‘Creating Salon Waste History‘ and we hope to see you all at his seminar! Expect to learn what great good your salon waste can do for our community! Items that were once considered…

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Salon Spotlight: Om Shalom

Q: When did you start to take sustainability in your business seriously? A: Being an Aveda salon we have always taken sustainability seriously. From the very beginning 6 years ago. Part of Aveda’s mission is to care for the world we live in, from the products we use, to the ways we give back to…

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