Om Shalom to giving back. Recently awarded with a Gold Salon Select Membership, Om Shalom Hair & Make up in Newcastle have taken initiative on doing their bit that is now supporting not only the environment, but also the local community and the economy. It all started in the salon chair:

One of our long-standing client’s son passed away suddenly from a rare brain stem tumor. After this occurred we decided to do our little bit to help,” says Michelle. “So, at the suggestion of Paul Frasca, director and co-founder at Refoil, we have been recycling our used Refoil sheets for the last 6 months and have been able to donate all of the money we received to Pontine Glioma Research“, explains Bec.

OM Shalom Gold Salon Select Member

What they once regarded as waste that contaminated landfill for generations has now become their primary fundraising source for their charity. By forming alliance with the local scrap recycler they are cleaning up their foil waste and giving the local recycler a new source of income.

“With a high regard of the environment, we adopted environmentally friendly ways to reduce our carbon footprint, we work toward our mission of connecting beauty and wellness by giving our guests a fashion forward look while supporting eco friendly practices and caring for our environment. Refoil has helped us to achieve this even further.” Bec & Michelle, salon owners at Om Shalom Hair.
Bec and Michelle's initiative proves that salons can care for the environment, give back to the community and contribute to the economy without costing them more time or money. Well done!