Business leaders such as Walter Immoos, Graham Lancaster, James Hogg, Roy Rogers and Michael McKeogh have been great examples of blonds having more fun but their efforts in focusing the spotlight on a serious social issue have also been highly praised.
Light and Hope chairman Professor Frank Deane said the five men and other local identities had made a huge impact with their involvement in the Highlights for Hope campaign during Mental Health Month.
As did the many hairdressers who took part.
The campaign was launched because Wollongong's Light and Hope Clubhouse was in danger of closing.
But Prof Deane was confident the community-wide effort would, at the very least, allow it to keep operating two days a week for the forseeable future.
"We have been so encouraged by the community response," he said.
The campaign was linked with the hairdressing industry because hairdressers were considered to be some of the best counsellors of any profession.
"I have been blown away by the amount of support from the community in general but particularly the salons," Prof Deane said.
"We have had business people and sports identities, politicians and firefighters all come out and lend their support ... and having that highlighted in the newspaper.
"That has been heartwarming and very encouraging. Their willingness to support not only the clubhouse, but awareness of mental health issues in the community in general, has been really inspiring for me.
"And it has led to a lot more conversation about the importance of maintaining mental health and always being aware of mental disorders in the community."
Prof Deane said the whole Light and Hope committee had done a fantastic job but he singled out Robyn David te Velde for the fantastic role she played throughout the campaign, bringing it from idea to reality.
"The work she has put in ... and her energy and enthusiasm has just been critical to the success of the campaign and has personally inspired me."