One hair salon in Cardiff is appealing for people to shave their heads to mop up spilt oil

Johnsons Hairdressers on Cathays Terrace are inviting people to shave their heads to protect the environment.

The hair salon is taking part in the Hair Today Gone Tomorrow appeal, started by council worker Kieran McCann who will be shaving his long hair at 3pm today.

Charity Matter of Trust is recycling hair, fur and tights to help mop up the oil threatening the gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon oil platform.

McCann said:

“I have been growing my hair for over two years but when I saw what Matter of Trust was doing I had to get involved. This oil spill is a shocking example of how a corporation is damaging the earth and our natural environment, there is no Planet B. Not only will the hair be put to good use but I hope any donations people make will help the WWF with their work to protect endangered wildlife and environments.”
His justgiving page is here for donations to the World Wide Fund and his blogpost on the appeal here.