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Nonprofit Using Surplus Hair To Help Clean Up Oil Spills Hopes New Facility In San Francisco Will Be Model For Others

Posted on Friday, February 3rd, 2017

By Garvin Thomas Watch the video here: http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/—Non-Profit-Using-Hair-To-Help-Clean-Up-Oil-Spills-Hopes-New-Facility-In-San-Francisco-Will-Be-Model-For-Others-407238015.html?t=2 Spend enough time in San Francisco and you begin to think there’s nothing that could happen on the streets of this famously unconventional city that could surprise you. Then a tractor-trailer pulls up on Howard Street and begins to unload box after box of, well, we will allow […]

Wiggys to the Rescue

Posted on Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is devastating and causing more and more damage every day. If you’re a wiggy or hairnista like Wendy, you can help with the clean up efforts. Find out how! For more information, and to find out how you can donate your old wigs or hair pieces, log […]

Alpacas Donate Hair To Clean Up Gulf Oil Spill

Posted on Friday, June 18th, 2010

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – Indiana’s NewsCenter received a special demonstration from Sports Clips Haircuts on how hair can be used to help clean up the massive oil spill in Gulf of Mexico. Most every weekend… the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum hosts a regional or national convention. This weekend… the national Alpaca Show […]

Local Salon Cuts To Clean Gulf

Posted on Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

While BP looks for a way to cap the oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, people here are looking for ways to help with the clean up effort. Human hair is no longer being dropped in the water as a way to soak up the oil, but it is needed along the coastline. News […]

Collecting Hair For Clean Up

Posted on Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

As the Gulf oil spill drags into day 42, hair salons around Lansing are doing their part to help out the gulf coast. Salons like the East Lansing’s Douglas J Aveda Institute are collecting hair clippings and shipping them off to the non-profit Matter of Trust, where they are made into mats and booms used […]

What can we do from Wisconsin to help this oil spill?

Posted on Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

MADISON (WKOW) — It’s the biggest oil spill in history, and it’s got many on the coast rushing to help out. But here at home, many are feeling a helpless feeling: not knowing where to start when looking for ways to help out. Deerfield resident Ken Roh feels the urgency as much as anyone: he’s […]

Hair today, oil gone tomorrow

Posted on Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

(NBC) – Say it’s free and they’ll line up outside the door. That’s exactly what took place at the trendy Bumble and Bumble hair salon on east 56th Street Tuesday. The line was packed with mostly women, and some men scattered here and there, waiting for their free haircut and a chance to make a […]

Hair Today, Oil Gone Tomorrow?

Posted on Monday, May 24th, 2010

Say it’s free and they’ll line up outside the door. That’s exactly what took place at the trendy Bumble and Bumble hair salon on east 56th Street today. The line was packed with mostly women, and some men scattered here and there, waiting for their free haircut and a chance to make a difference. “I get a free […]

Hair and fur donations to help oil spill

Posted on Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

RIB MOUTAIN (WAOW)– Seven year old, Brennan Shaughnessy knows hair clippings usually end up in the trash can, but his clippings have a different destination. His hair will be swept up and shipped out to help absorb oil in the Gulf of Mexico. Employees at Fantastic Sam’s in Rib Mountain are working with a San Francisco […]

Haircuts to help clean up the Gulf oil spill

Posted on Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

WATERLOO (KWWL) — One Waterloo salon is boxing up hair to help clean up the gulf oil spill. O’hana Salon and Spa owner Jamie Oberreuter heard about the idea on the Today Show. Her salon is now saving hair from customers and sending it to Florida through a non-profit called “matter of trust.” Since hair naturally […]

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