We’ve got to admit, traditionally hairdressing hasn’t had the best relationship with the environment. From issues surrounding water and energy consumption, to the use of harmful chemicals and unethical products and practices – hair salons have certainly had a hard time! But since we’re now more aware of how our hair care choices are impacting the world around us, we think it’s time that hairdressing played its part in helping save the environment!
Since opening in 2017, here are three ways we’ve ensured that this little hair salon can help save the environment…
- Changing our salon practices so that they’re more environmentally friendly
We’ve discovered that one of the most effective ways of becoming more sustainable is by changing some common salon practices so that they’re more environmentally friendly. A few ways that we’ve been able to do this is by introducing single use salon towels (100% biodegradable, natural, and recyclable), going paperless – which means the majority of things that would usually require paper are carried out on technological devices, and switching to an eco-friendly electricity provider. There’s no doubt that the energy consumption of the salon industry leaves a big carbon footprint in the environment, so reducing our energy consumption and finding more sustainable alternatives for our energy where we can just makes sense!
- Getting rid of unfriendly cosmetic ingredients
One way we want to positively impact the lives of all the wonderful people around us is by ensuring that we’re providing them with the friendliest products possible – that’s why so many of our products are sulphate and paraben free! “But sulphate free shampoos just don’t clean my hair,” I hear you say? Not to mention, sulphate free products may conjure up images of limp and greasy hair! So, how are we able to tackle some of these issues? Our main product line, So Pure, works off a balance of natural and cosmetic ingredients, replacing unfriendly cosmetic ingredients with natural alternatives wherever needed, yet still able to produce high-performance professional results – which means we don’t need to compromise your well-being to achieve desired results!
- Using ethical products and packaging
We believe that another important step in saving the environment is taken by trying to ensure as much of our product packaging as possible is sustainable, which is why not only are many of the product companies we choose to work with using packaging that is 100% recyclable but last year we also launched a product refill station! But isn’t eco-friendly packaging and aren’t product refill stations usually more expensive? We’re relieved to say that the answer is no and that compared to many other professional hair care lines (even those that aren’t eco-friendly), our product line is comparatively more affordable – which is great news because it means saving the environment is achievable and affordable!
We hope that this has given you a small glimpse of how hairdressing can take small steps to help take care of the world around us because small steps often have big impacts!
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14th April 2021 by Daniella