Did you know that at Elite Hair Salon Gold Coast, we take sustainability very seriously? We are so proud to be a member salon of Sustainable Salons – a social enterprise that helps salons to reduce their impact on the planet and invest in local communities. We love that!
Sustainability is everybody’s responsibility, and we love that all the different types of waste from our salon environment can be saved from landfill! Living on the Gold Coast, we are so lucky to have such a beautiful environment on our doorstep and doing the right thing to protect it feels only natural to us! We know that our guests feel the same way! That’s why we love sharing what Sustainable Salons does for us…
Who is Sustainable Salons?
Launched in 2015, Sustainable Salons set out to fix the waste problem in the hairdressing industry, and they now also provide sustainability solutions for barber shops, beauty salons, dermal clinics and pet-grooming salons.
There are over 1000 member salons across Australia and New Zealand, and Sustainable Salons make sure up to 95% of materials from these salons are diverted from landfill.
You can learn more about their impact on people, planet, and profit here.
What do Sustainable Salons do for Elite Hair?
As well as collecting ponytails to turn into wigs for people suffering from cancer and other illnesses (like alopecia), the team at Sustainable Salons also collect our…
?? Salon plastics and recycle them so they can be turned into a range of products (including dog leashes ?)
?? Salon foil and paper. They sell these to be recycled and the proceeds go towards other charitable organisations such as Oz Harvest ?
?? Excess salon chemicals to have them turned back into water for use in construction and manufacturing projects!
Not only this, but Sustainable Salons also employ and support people with a disability. They are also in partnership with universities and other organisations to find innovative repurposing solutions for salon materials. For example, collecting hair from the salon floor to aid in soaking up large oil spills on land and in the ocean.
Ask us about it at your next visit!
Love to get your hair done and enjoy the small luxuries in life? Now you can do it all without feeling guilty! Look fabulous and help save the planet while doing it! That’s ultimate hair goals to us!
At Elite Hair Extensions and Salon Gold Coast, we love people and the planet. We’re so proud that we are able to make a difference in our community, and to our environment… Thanks to Sustainable Salons Australia.