In an increasingly green-conscious world, many salons are taking steps to become more eco-friendly and use sustainable practices. Check out three salons that are leading the way!
[pictured above: Ion Studio]
Ion Studio, New York
ION Studio’s mission is to provide fashion forward styling, cuts and color which are also sustainable for the environment. The unique and simplistic design of the salon houses custom-made furniture made from recycled materials. 100% of the energy used by the salon is green, meaning every dollar spent is invested into making more green energy. The salon uses a variety of products; some with eco-friendly philosphy, while others contain no parabens or sulfates. Ion also recycles, reuses and limits its overall energy use. The carefully selected staff is trained how to provide top-notch service without being wasteful.
Garbo A Salon & Spa, Austin
This salon cares deeply about the environment and has since it opened. When the salon launched in 1985, it was immediately notice for its environmental commitment. Today, Garbo's mission to run an efficient and green business is just as important. One step the salon takes to protect the environment is collecting recyclables. Each person on the team volunteers to take recyclables to deposit in a responsible way. [pagebreak]
Primrose Organics Salon is an eco-friendly salon and boutique offering a variety of services for men and women. The salon's philosophy is to use the safest, yet most effective salon professional products. Owner Felicia Howe is at the forefront of the organic movement in hair care. Her own sensitivity to traditional chemical formulas inspired her to research and develop an entirely organic process. Howe frequently teaches not only her customers, but also other stylists, abut the benefits of going green.