How to Become an Eco-Friendly Salon
In today’s world many hair salons are working to reduce the impact day-to-day business has on the environment.
At Chilli Couture we believe being an eco-friendly establishment is integral to securing a better future. We’re always implementing new ways to make our sustainable salon greener and more eco-positive.
Why this approach is important to business
For years companies assumed greener options were more expensive. But the truth is in many cases they either don’t have much impact on the bottom line, or end up reducing costs in the long run.
Eco-friendly work practices are not often mandatory, but to the Chilli Couture team they matter. As the best hair salon in Perth we take our reputation for eco-consciousness seriously.
Many clients come to us for our expertise with weave hair, and the best hair extensions in Perth (including European hair extensions). We provide these services in a sustainable salon environment because we believe in responsible business.
Minimising harm to the environment is the right choice. And with more clients becoming conscious consumers wanting to support salons with environmentally positive philosophies, it’s also good for business.
Know that every step you and your team take today counts. Here are easy ways a salon can introduce eco-friendly practices that make your workplace a greener experience.
Green eco-friendly salon tips
- Carbon Footprint Awareness
Where possible, pick products with a negative carbon footprint. Otherwise, be aware of sustainability practices of companies you support. Look out for recyclable and refillable ranges.
- Formaldehyde-Free Keratin Treatments
Focusing on Formaldehyde-Free Keratin treatments means clients aren’t being exposed to a carcinogen. We believe in premium client care, which is why we also use chemical free hair colour.
- Go Green
Introducing plants into the salon environment is a beautiful way to brighten the mood, and freshen the air. Also try for eco-friendly décor that is sustainable, and made from recycled goods.
- Water and Electrics
Try to reduce water and electricity usage. Invest in an energy efficient washing machine, and wait for large loads. Change light bulbs to greener designs, and reduce air-conditioning and heating systems use.
- Stock Consciously
Consider more eco-friendly items inhouse, including notepads (go electronic), paper towels (choose recycled), cleaning products (avoid pollutants), and brushes (select bamboo).
- Cruelty Free
Many brands deliver quality performance, without resorting to animal testing. Make a conscious choice to avoid using or stocking items tested on animals in your salon.
- Vegan and Organic
Increased market demand has made switching to vegan and organic hair products easy. Vegan and organic brands and product lines are accessible, affordable, and high performing.
- Recycle and Reuse
Promote a recycling environment to reduce waste, and place a recycling bin in the salon. Use refillable products or brands with recycled packaging. If a disposable item is needed, support recyclable lines.
There is no planet B
Protecting the Earth is important to all of us. If we make small changes in our professional and personal lives to protect resources and minimise waste, a real difference can be made on a global level.
Looking for a hairdresser in Perth who believes eco-friendly haircare matters? Speak to one of our expert stylists and colour technicians. Chilli Couture is a sustainable West Australian salon happy to answer any questions.