If you are a salon owner looking to reduce your eco footprint and become more sustainable, you are not alone. Hair and beauty salon owners across Australia and around the world are relooking at how things have always been done in the industry and finding more eco-friendly products and methods to introduce in their salons.
So how do you get started?
Wearing gloves is essential as a hairdresser to protect your hands from chemicals. Many gloves are disposed of every day, so would it not be better for the environment if these gloves were biodegradable? That is why nitrile gloves are such a great choice.
Eco wipes are truly the easiest and one of the most affordable swaps to make. They’re just like normal hair colour wipes, except they are biodegradable and made with natural scents and ingredients.
Towels use the most resources in the salon industry. Constant washing and drying use a huge amount of water and electricity, and hot washes are imperative if you want to halt the transfer of bacteria. So what is the solution? Eco towels are just as effective as cotton towels, but they are completely compostable.
Biodegradable Coffee Cups
Most salons will offer clients hot drinks or have some sort of in-salon coffee shop. In most cases, disposable cups are used. But are the disposable cups you are using biodegradable? Biodegradable coffee cups are one of the easiest swaps you could make in your salon!
Compostable Bin Bags
In any workspace, you are likely to deal with at least some sort of compostable waste. To make disposing of this waste easier, you could start by using compostable bin bags which break down in the right conditions.
Biodegradable Cleaning Products
Cleanliness is very important in the running of any salon. And unfortunately, most traditional cleaning products are riddled with chemicals that can be rough on your hands and surfaces and trigger allergies. A much more sustainable and earth-friendly solution would be to start using a biodegradable cleaning product.
Are you looking for eco friendly salon products to introduce in your salon? Here at Affordable Eco Solutions, we provide a comprehensive range of eco friendly products that are not just affordable but effective too. Browse our site to see more, or feel free to get in touch with us should you have any questions.