We clearly have a passion for do-good-ery in our space and especially when it comes to the environment. Unfortunately, the salon world can be quite toxic for the planet when salon owners and stylist are not conscious about what they are using. From hair color to aerosol hairsprays, there are numerous environmentally damaging chemicals that affect the salon air we breathe and the water that runs down the drains and into our waterways.
That doens’t cut it for us, which is a part of the reason why we preach about non-toxic beauty products. Davines is a zero impact company, and Cult & King contributes to ‘1% to the Planet’ every year, giving one percent of their profits to the the charity. Functionality, integrity, and ethics are why we actively choose to only support brands that work for mother earth, not against her.
But we don’t think that’s enough. We still have waste. We still have garbage. We can always do better as a salon … so we are. As of this month, we are officially a Green Circle salon. You may have noticed our stories on Instagram, asking your thoughts about potential eco-fees and general eco-minded questions. We previously discussed ways to bring on this program in the past, and all signs pointed to “not yet.” That is, until now …
Green Circle offers a program allowing us to recycle the items we can not dispose of through our local recycling plant. They will be collecting hair color waste, used foils, balayage meshs, and hair clippings; all to be repurposed into healthy alternatives for the environment.
You might notice new containers around the salon, and maybe a sign or two as a gentle reminder of our increased responsibility to keep the planet healthy. We hope that you will be supportive and excited, knowing that even while looking great, you are actively helping the environment.
P.S. Remember that eco-fee we talked about? Forge about it—we have a super rad idea that we will be sharing soon, so keep an eye on your inbox!