Paul Frasca and Jon Dee for Do Something! Day

On July 25th Sustainable Salons brought together some amazing volunteers to pamper our communities with haircuts on DoSomething Day! This day is so significant to Sustainable Salons, as giving back to the community is at the core of our program.

“When people talk about sustainability, more often than not, they forget about the ‘people’ element,” says Paul Frasca, Co-Founder of Sustainable Salons. “That’s why initiatives such as DoSomething Day are so important – not only does it build awareness for the amazing services like the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre out there, but it encourages us to actually get up and give our time, skills and resources for someone else’s benefit. Right now, we see this as one of the most important goals of the sustainability movement.”

We love that our Sustainable Salons' members share in this spirit and took the time to get out and give back! Our events in New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia were so successful thanks to our wonderful Sustainable Salons' members.

Collectively, our volunteers cut 117 heads of hair!

Suzie from Sudu Hair with customer

Mietta giving customer a haircut

(images: Prema Photo)

In NSW our team set up shop in front of the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre and got snipping away on our guests and NNC volunteers. On either side of us we had Two Good Co. handing out hot soup to get people warmed up, and Mission Australia giving out thick jeans to keep them toasty! 

The volunteer team included Paloma Campo-Garcia, owner of Paddington salon Paloma, stylist Indiana Kelly from Paloma, Suzie McDonald and Amy Marsden from Sudu Hair, Mietta from Mietta's Salon Kimberly Strickland and Jasmine Gardner from Unity Hair and Annie Habib, owner of Organic Hair Culture.

(images: Sustainable Salons)

Staff and supported Employees were the recipients of fresh cuts at our Brisbane event with the Endeavour Foundation. Our wonderful volunteers gave beautiful cuts to the Endeavour Foundation employees, including familiar face Bruce!

Big thanks to our volunteers including Lissy Lochead of four-time Australian Hair Salon of the Year Elysium Hair Brisbane, Andre Faiva, owner of Revolution Hairdressing salons in Teneriffe and Wilston, Huffhair at Mudgeeraba owner Kerrie Huffadine and her staff member Zoe Callaghan, salon owner Melinda Smith of Ginger & Spice in Wooloowin, senior stylist Miranda King of Melt HMB, Kaila Jordan of Fluid the Colour Salon and Sustainable Salons QLD Manager Tamara Devita.

We partnered with TAFE SA and took its Mobile Hairdressing Unit 'Priscilla' for a drive to Hutt St Centre, where our hairdressing team pampered their special guests with cuts and beard trims.

Our volunteers were three-time and current Australian Hairdresser of the Year, Damien Rinaldo with Adrianna Marmino from Boris the Cuttery in Norwood, Marion Hair & Beauty owner Selena Worthley, Karen McDonald of Karen McDonald Hair, Amanda Markey from Mister Morris, Taryn Richardson from JaDs Hair, owner Selena Worthley from Marion hair and beauty with apprentice Caitlin Penny, and Sustainable Salons SA Manager, Emma Saunders.

A huge thank you to everyone involved, we can’t wait to see you at our next volunteering event!