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Q | feat ure | R Make a Difference in Our Beautiful World Two Ways to Keep Mannequin Heads Out of Landfills DONATE MANNEQUINS TO THE MANNEQUIN HEAD RECYCLING PROJECT Contributed by Alex Conrady, MHR Project Co-Founder This project was created last year in response to the millions of mannequin heads that are used by various industries each year and subsequently tossed into landfills. The heads are given a new life as novelty items and can be found for sale at www.cheapheads. com. Proceeds from the sales go toward scholarships and efforts to keep more heads out of the landfills. Based in Oregon, MHR Project provides scholarships to contributing schools to be given to students. Fifty heads collected over any amount of time equals a $100 scholarship. Contributing schools also receive a listing on the MHR Project website (, with the largest contributor making the front page. Individual students who contribute also receive a contributor listing that includes where that student is currently working or working in the future. Their goal is to become nationwide by the end of the year. MHR Project staff encourages constructive input from both individuals and professional organizations with regards to how to best make this project grow and succeed nationwide. Schools can participate in several ways: • MHR Project is currently making monthly collection runs to participating schools in Washington, Oregon and California and planning monthly trips to Arizona and Nevada with more states being added as soon as possible. Schools in these states can email or call to find out when representatives will be collecting in their area. All a school has to do is bag up used heads and store them for a few weeks until MHR Project representatives make their monthly collection runs. • Schools that are located in the central and eastern U.S. can send their mannequin heads to MHR Project in bulk packages of 10–15 heads. MHR Project does reimburse for shipping up to $2 per head and has found USPS parcel post to be the least expensive way to ship. There is a simple form on the MHR Project website to include with the heads to ensure proper reimbursement. Schools can also forgo shipping reimbursement and MHR Project will match that amount in a special scholarship available to those participating schools. Collection schedules will be added to the website within the next few months as well as other updates so keep checking back. MHR Project is currently looking for schools that are willing to become collection centers for Central and Eastern states in order to make their future quarterly East Coast runs go smoothly and more economically. The idea being that the money that can be saved on shipping and fuel can be put towards more scholarships. Donate MANNEQUINS to THE Local Police Department and Swat Team Contributed by Mez Varol, International Academy For over 20 years, Mez Varol of the International Academy in South Daytona, Florida, has been donating their used mannequin heads to municipality police departments and SWAT teams. These departments use them for target practice. Mez explained, “They actually like the mannequins a lot since they are made of fiberglass with rubberized skins, so they do not create a mess to clean up afterwards.” Mez added that they like them so much that once the word got out about their donations, other police departments begun contacting them requesting mannequins as well. Schools that are interested should contact their local police, sheriff’s and SWAT team departments. All of these law officers have target shooting and practice sessions. If your local departments are not familiar with this idea, be prepared to share this brief explanation with them to clarify how it has worked for other departments. B E A U T YL INK | B E A U T I FU L WO R L D | 2 0 1 1 | 53 http://www.cheapheads

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Beauty Link - Volume 3, Issue 3

2011 AACS Convention Navigating the New Beauty Landscape
In Memoriam: Leo Passage Pivot Point International Founder and Mentor
It’s a Beautiful World Externally Popular Looks from the Stone Age to the Digital Age
2011 Nicholas F. Cimaglia Educator of the Year Award
Managing Risk in a Litigious Society
A 21st-Century Mindset: Teaching Methods for the Non-Traditional Student
i-Fabulous: Creating the Very Best Version of You
Clearing the Air: Understanding Rights, Responsibilities and Medical Marijuana
Make a Difference in Our Beautiful World: Two Ways to Keep Mannequin Heads Out of Landfills
Styling the Brave: Beauty Careers on Military Bases
Overcoming the Stereotype: Apply Sport Clips Marketing Principles to Attract More Male Students
Making Positive Connections Through Touch
Overcoming Challenges: Stories of Inspiration Part Two of a Two-Part Series
CEA Annual Convention Photo Spread
Index to Advertisers

Beauty Link - Volume 3, Issue 3