With the impacts of climate change becoming ever more apparent, we have been looking for ways to reduce our impact on the environment we are making it our main objective in 2020 to become a more sustainable salon.
As much as we’re all trying to cut down on single-use items, it’s unavoidable for some of our in-salon treatments. Where possible, we have changed to recyclable or biodegradable alternatives to take away the single-use-guilt. The beauty girls are using biodegradable cotton buds and their new brow brushes are made from bamboo rather than plastic. We are using the NEW & IMPROVED L’Oreal Professionnel hair colour tubes which are 100% recyclable saving 7 tons of plastic per year.
NATURAL HAIR PRODUCTS
We are really excited to finally offer a 99% natural hair care range for clients to use at home. These new sulphate-free professional haircare products by L’Oreal are the latest natural products for earth-loving beauty lovers to get their hands on. The eco-designed shampoos are square-shaped to hold a maximum amount of product in a minimum amount of plastic. This shape also means that the products stack together perfectly, so that shampoos are better palletised and transportation space is optimised. To help women to consume even more responsibly, L’Oréal Professionnel mentions both the origin and function of most of the ingredients present in each Source Essentielle product, on the back of the bottle. As with all the other products, the brand does not just describe the 96% naturally derived ingredients in detail. It also adds that the ‘4% remaining ingredients are necessary to guarantee the sensorial qualities and preservation of the formula. The bottles are refillable in the salon up to 3 times at half the price saving you money too…
OUR FIRST NATURAL HERBAL HAIR COLOUR
From only 3 ingredients harvested in India, L’Oréal Professionnel has brought together the best of nature and scientific research to create Botanēa. Henna, Indigo and Cassia a are at the heart of the first 100% herbal hair colour. These three herbal powders deliver personalised colour results, from light blonde to dark brown, and white hair is blended for a natural result. L’Oréal Professionnel launched a 3-year-programme to responsibly source Botanēa in India. Our goal is to develop the social economic situation of farmers with local cooperatives, but also to improve and share good agricultural practices in order to create sustainable sources of income.
In conjunction with Cheltenham Borough Council we now have a recycling system at the salon for plastics, glass, and paper.
It’s no surprise that we use a lot of water, but we are taking steps to use less. We are using ‘eco heads’ to reduce the amount of water per hair wash. When it comes to laundry, we wait until we have a full load before putting a wash on, opting for a 30°C setting.
We will continue to look for ways to limit our impact on the environment wherever we can.
If you would like any more information please call Katie – Front Of House Manager