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


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.


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.


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

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