Did you know that the salon industry generates 400,000 pounds of waste every day? That’s 150 MILLION pounds of trash that goes into landfills each year, and every salon that isn’t focused on diverting waste from the landfill is contributing to the this massive problem. What if your salon could be part of the movement to make the industry more sustainable?
Getting started on going green really isn’t as hard as you might think. Taking these five easy steps will feel like no-brainers once you implement them!
Trade Disposable Cups for Glassware
Make your clients feel like VIPs by offering glassware and mugs to enjoy beverages during treatments. Bonus eco-points for adding reusable coffee pods or recycling Keurig K-Cup Pods through a program like Grounds to Grow On.
Ditch Paper Towels for Cloth Towels
You’re already washing towels to use under capes; adding some to your restroom will make guests feel pampered while also reducing waste.
Say Bye-Bye to Plastic Bags
Offer reusable tote bags (even with your logo!) as a one-time purchase that clients can bring back every time they visit. You can also offer small reusable canvas bags as a complimentary way for clients to transport product purchases in your store.
Save Paper with E-Reminders
Instead of using paper reminder cards, sign up for a text message/email service app for customer appointment reminders. BONUS TIP: An online scheduling and payment app that uses e-receipts will save even more paper!
Partner with Green Vendors
Get online and sign up for green services such as green dry cleaning, eco-friendly hair products, or a salon recycling service like GLO. Salon recycling services are an easy way for you to find a Second Life® for everything from hair to foils with just a few clicks!
Do you have your own green salon tips? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will spotlight the eco-friendly efforts at your salon!