Discover H2Cuts, a mobile haircutting salon boldly powered by 100 per cent renewable Hydrogen and making an appearance at Hair Festival to drive its role in progressing the industry forward at the hair salon event.

The initiative is thanks to the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) in partnership with Sustainable Salons and the Australian Hairdressing Council, providing an opportunity for the NSW DPI to begin a conversation with regional communities about exploring opportunities to lift agriculture’s energy productivity and reduce its carbon footprint. By offering haircutting services and using a range of electrical devices such as clippers and hairdryers, the H2Cuts trailer is a novel way to showcase this sustainable energy source to regional and rural NSW communities.

In its ground breaking creation, David McCowatt from Process Gas Solutions partnered with NSW DPI to develop the Hydrogen fuel cell used on board H2Cuts. Pure hydrogen gas is supplied by a gas cylinder, reacting with oxygen from the air inside the fuel cell to create electrons.

From there, variable output voltage from the hydrogen fuel cells is corrected and filtered to 26.8v DC. DC power is supplied to a DC/ AC inverter and 240v AC power is supplied from the inverter to the power outlets, providing a max load of 2000w.

The H2Cuts interior was designed and constructed by Xanda Luca Interiors while its exterior trailer wrap was designed by Sustainable Salons.

Beyond just its technology and design, the revolutionary salon has sustainability and community front of mind at every turn. As such, H2Cuts is staffed by hairdressers from the Sustainable Salons and Australian Hairdressing Council member networks, who will showcase this renewable energy concept in a personable, fun and skilful way, as they cut and style hair in various communities solely using tools powered entirely by the Hydrogen fuel cells located in the trailer.

With this community mindset, H2Cuts is touring regional NSW as of April to October 2021, to be showcased at a variety of festivals, field days and conferences everywhere from Wagga Wagga to Orange, Tocal, Dubbo, Mudgee and Gunnedah during its tour. Importantly, its only metro appearance in Sydney will be at Hair Festival, so attendees can take the opportunity to be one of the first in NSW to receive a zero-emissions haircut and see the technology for themselves.

Hair Festival is made for the progress of the hair industry, for networking, learning, growing and pushing the salon community forward, but also in its pursuit of a more ecoconscious, innovative industry at large. A partnership with Sustainable Salons and this opportunity with H2Cuts personifies that ethos.

Don’t miss out on this imperative industry experience.