The Importance of Going Green

September 21st, 2015 Posted by The Shop No Comment yet

We LOVE this planet and we love Mother Nature, so here at The Attic we are committed to providing our clients with the best services all whilst being as eco friendly as possible. The hair care industry is definitely not synonymous with being kind to this planet, however we think that it should be and we are willing to fight for change.

As soon as we opened last July we made it our priority to become a Green Circle Salon. They stand for sustainability, transparency and accountability; ensuring always that their business dealings are ethical and honest. Through Green Circle we are able to say that we recycle 90% of all products used in our Studio, everything from excess hair colour to the canisters they are stored in to your actual hair, so you can leave our studio feeling great about your hair and the environment.

At the Attic we are also a Goldwell/KMS California exclusive salon because we love what they stand for: “Enriching lives, in harmony with nature.”So many of our hair care products are vegan, paraben and sulfate free , which means they’re good on your skin and gentle on our planet too! You can also be sure that none of the products created by Goldwell and KMS were tested on animals.

Below is a photo of all of the extra colour we saved from going down the drain over the course of a few weeks in the studio. Green Circle takes the chemicals and are able to break them down so that they can be disposed of in a non-toxic or harmful way!

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Even with all of our advancements in technology these days disasters can still happen and all we do is try our best to minimize the impact on our environment. Green Circle recycles all of our cut hair and re-purposes it into hair booms that can be used to soak up oil from oil spills.  Not only did they play a major roll in providing relief during the big BP oil spill back in 2010, but more recently here in Vancouver, our recycled hair helped to clean up after a tanker spilled oil into English Bay. Being a part of a company that cares so much about this planet is as important to us as providing our clients with the best hair care and newest styles!

We hope to be able to make more aspects of our salon eco-friendly in the near future so stay tuned for updates <3

“It’s not only about looking good and feeling good- it’s about doing good!”

 

 

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