Skippack Salon Helps Oil Spill

A description of how they are trying to do their part in helping clean up the Gulf Oil spill.

Skippack, PA, May 28, 2010 --( Skippack Salon Helps Gulf Oil Spill

Skippack Stylekrafters has been on the cutting edge of collecting hair for oil spills. Having collected over 53 lbs. in the last year and a half Stylekrafters is just one of the salons in the country that has taken the initiative to try to help the environment.

“I just knew that there had to be something that I could do with all the hair I have been throwing away for the past 37 years.” said Karen Lovett, owner of Skippack Stylekrafters.

Karen ran across the website “” while trying to find other ways to make the salon more environmentally friendly. Excess Access is an organization based in San Francisco, California that has been collecting hair for oil spills since 1998. Due to the recession, the organization lost it’s warehouse space so all the hair Karen had been collecting had to be stored in her garage.

Now with the need for hair so great due to the latest BP spill, the organization now has several warehouses in the gulf area being donated to them and hundreds of volunteers are having parties to make the booms out of stockings and hair.

Stylekrafters tries to recycle everything. Karen even takes all the paper, boxes, cans and bottles home to be recycled. They have changed most of the light bulbs to energy smart lighting. They just recently teamed up with the Recycle Bank. This program gives you, the consumer, points for the weight of your recyclables that you can use for discounts at local businesses like Stylekrafters. Check out and for more information on their programs.

Skippack Stylekrafters
Karen Lovett
May also contact Bethiany Fritsche if Karen is unavailable.