SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES

On average we produce 4.5 pounds of trash per day per person. That begins to add up quickly! What happens to it then? According to the EPA roughly 53% is buried in landfills, 13% is incinerated, and 34% is recycled or composted.
This all affects our environment, the air we breath, the land we live on, the water we drink, the food we eat…
Having eco-friendly salon practices is near and dear to me. Hair services produce an enormous amount of waste, hair clippings, foils, gloves, chemical color, plastic bottles, etc, etc. Over the past 3+ years as a hair professional I have worked towards a nearly zero waste practice.

I am fortunate to live in a city (Norman, Oklahoma!) who has a pretty comprehensive recycling program. Through this local resource I am able to recycle all paper, plastics, and some metals.

In 2015, my original salon, The Green Grove, became the first Green Circle Salon in Oklahoma! This is a sustainable partnership I still maintain as The Green Hairdresser. Green Circle Salons is on a mission to make the salon industry a sustainable industry. They provide resources for recycling salon specific items hair clippings, hair color tubes, and excess hair color. I love their mission and if you are salon professional and want to learn more feel free to talk to me about this wonderful resource!

In addition to recycling, I strive to find reusable alternatives to prevent the waste in the first place. Washable “foils” for highlighting, reusable bags, stainless steel applicators, t-shirt towels, and more. I am always looking for ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

INGREDIENT CONSCIOUS CHOICES

ORGANIC DRY CUTTING