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Green Salon Collective is the authority figure on sustainability in the hair and beauty industry
and we are incredibly proud of the core services we provide that enable us to maintain that position:
But we want to provide even better solutions for salon waste and to help create new knowledge
for our industry to be the best, the absolute greenest it can be!
Let's make hair and beauty a LEADING industry in sustainability!
- - - - - of the impacts of our industry's waste on people and planet
- - - - - made from waste materials or else help combat waste
- - - - - for our industry which bring waste materials back into the loop
We are exploring the effectiveness of mirror talkers at sparking conversations between hairdressers and their clients around sustainable haircare.
We are exploring the effectiveness of hair felt for water retention when placed at the bottom of potted plants.
Details coming soon...
We are carrying out an objective study comparing the environmental (and financial) costs of disposable and reusable salon towels.
CE 4 Plastics
We are developing a campaign to create a circular economy for plastic packaging waste in the hair and beauty industry.
We collaborate on various research and development projects that are helping to create a circular economy within the hair and beauty industry.
We work with:
Our research partners work with us on target-focused, longer term tasks that result in the creation of new knowledge, products or services which measurably improve our industry.
For those of you who want to do yet more for the environment and be more directly involved in improving our industry, we have created a list of opportunities so GSC members can choose to be a part of our research projects.
There are many ways to get involved and we regularly update our R&D Opportunities on the website and on all of social media channels.
GO TO R&D OPPORTUNITIES
You can learn more about some of our research projects in the Green Salon Collective Blog. Read how we are blending salon hair waste with British wool then spinning it into yarns and twines. Read how we are collaborating with a regenerative biomanufacturer to develop hair-based wood-alternative sheets. Read about all of our hair related projects as well as those focusing on plastics, behavioural psychology and more!
Green Salon Collective collaborates with researchers and academic institutions as well as other businesses and organisations that are also working hard to transform the...
Green Salon Collective members have been sending in their hair waste for over a year now. We appreciate that this hasn’t been exactly straightforward and...
The thing Green Salon Collective (GSC) members get most excited talking about with their clients is our recycling service for hair. It has been...