WAY BACK IN MAY 2012 TIM AND SUSIE MADE A MASSIVE STEP TOWARDS CL2
BEING AN ECO SALON!
In May 2012 we were one of the first salons to exchange our cotton towels for disposable eco hair towels, and in June 2015 we introduced the smaller white hand drying towels for the bathroom.
Our SimplyDry towels are completely recyclable as well as compostable and would encourage you to take them home for jobs like cleaning floors and windows, mopping up spills and even drying the dog! They can be washed through and dried as well, prolonging their eco life in your home.
The towels are made in the UK from renewable ethically sourced materials, and the wood pulp is sourced from certified sustainable forests using environmentally sound processes. This greener, cleaner toweling system helps protect the environment and has helped to slash the salon’s carbon footprint as well as providing the best in salon hygiene for our customers.
Like all salons we used to wash used towels daily (we had a LOT of towels!) but it is hugely draining on the environment in terms of water and energy used, as well as adding unwanted cleaning chemicals to the water system. It is also a little known fact that cotton is one of the world’s most pesticide-dependent agricultures, so we are also decreasing the world’s pesticide pollution!
All the lights in the salon are now Halogen which uses considerably less electricity than conventional salon lighting as well as giving us great white light for colouring. The bulbs themselves are longer lasting too so less bulbs = less waste .
We are members of the GREEN SALON COLLECTIVE to recycle our chemicals, hair, foils, colour tubes, PPE, plastic, paper and chemicals! We used to have to put up to 90% of our waste into landfill, now we will be able to make 90% + of our salon waste recyclable, or it will go to WASTE-TO-ENERGY system which will make a massive difference. We ask you to pay £1.oo towards paying for this service however we feel it is 100% worthwhile and any profits the collective makes go to charities who provide haircuts to homeless people, food to those who need it and more.