Salon Support recently partnered with Community Friends to give personal grooming support to the homeless in West End, an inner city suburb of Brisbane.

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Salon Support Technical Educator Allanah Nippard-Hughes cutting hair for Brisbane’s homeless locals

National Education Manager Lisa Allan and Technical Educator Allanah Nippard-Hughes recently spent an afternoon cutting, trimming, and generally sprucing up the appearance of some of the homeless locals, for whom a haircut or beard trim is out of the question financially.

Community Friends is a small, locally-based charity which holds a weekly market to provide food, clothing, bed linen and household goods directly to those without permanent accommodation.

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Salon Support National Education Manager Lisa Allan cutting hair for Brisbane’s homeless locals

Donated goods are also collected and distributed to a network of boarding houses in the West End area, which support the homeless with a living environment, food, clothing and pastoral care.

Salon Support Area Manager, Geoff Milson, who lives in West End and has been involved with Community Friends for a number of years identified personal grooming as something which would directly assist the homeless locals, and was the catalyst for what is now a regular pop-up salon at the weekly markets.

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Salons in the Brisbane metropolitan area with unwanted clothing, sheets, towels and household goods can email Mark McDonnell, founder of Community Friends on mark@communityfriends.org.au,or call 0418 754 900.

For more information about Salon Support visit www.salonsupport.com.au.