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A Generous Act


Schwarzkopf Professional and the team at Channel 9’s Random Acts of Kindness were on hand to revitalise Jennie Maley’s Sydney salon and her look after a generous kidney donation saw her business take a nose dive.

Sydney salon owner Jennie Maley made the ultimate gesture when she donated her kidney to long time friend and client Bernadette Keegan – a long suffering patient of kidney disease.

Wonderfully, Maley’s incredible generosity didn’t go unnoticed and made her the focus of an episode of Channel 9’s new reality show Random Acts of Kindness with Schwarzkopf Professional acting as ‘makeover maestros’.

Following the kidney donation, Maley’s salon Jennie’s Cutting Edge suffered and the team from Channel 9 and Schwarzkopf Professional set about revamping both the salon and Maley herself. In an attempt to mirror Maley’s generosity, her salon was stocked with a 12 month supply of colour and $5000 worth of retail product while she took part in a glamorous makeover and photo shoot with a group of her best friends, including Keegan.

“I was only doing what any other friend would do in a similar situation and to be rewarded like this…I’m speechless,” said Maley.


Benn Jae tends to Jennie Maley’s hair

Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo 2009 Session Stylist of the Year Benn Jae worked wonders with Maley’s locks leaving her with a beautiful new look before she was collected by a stretch Hummer and taken to Sydney restaurant, Wildfire.

“Jennie’s warm and exuberant personality hit me immediately. Minutes into her makeover I felt like we had been friends for years – I can definitely see why she has such loyal clients,” said Jae.

“Jennie has been a loyal Schwarzkopf Professional client for over 13 years, and in the hair industry, that is an amazing story in itself! When we heard about Jennie’s incredible gift we wanted to help in any way we could, and getting her business back in shape was a top priority,” said Bianca Panozza, Schwarzkopf Professional Marketing Manager for Australia and New Zealand.

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