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To join us, buy a starter kit from the shop (from £99); this is a one time only purchase; from this point on, you purchase return boxes from us via a pay-as-you-go system.
You fill your boxes with bags of hair, foil, colour tubes etc., and when the box is full, we take it away. Our returns boxes hold approximately 350 clients worth of waste, cost £175 and are the biggest recycling boxes available on the market.
Our system is 100% pay-as-you-go and is funded by your clients paying a discretionary £1-2 green fee on each visit.
We have no hidden fees, no contracts or direct debits.
Most salons profit from our system, and are cost-neutral at worst.
Open to salons, barbershops and freelancers, this loyalty programme is all about helping you and your business to run even more sustainably than you already do. Being a member and charging a green fee means that you should already be in profit or at least cost-neutral. Now you can earn even more with 20% off full price returns boxes!
For our system to become cost-neutral our member salons charge their clients a £1 to £2 (or euro) Green Fee on every visit. Some of our members call it an eco fee or a sustainable fee. Either way, this extra charge covers all future costs of being a member with us.
Once you pay for a starter kit, we offer a 'pay as you go' service. At any point you can start collecting Green Fees and then use this new revenue to purchase GSC Return Boxes for the collection of your accumulated 'waste', as and when needed.
In fact, the feedback has been that the vast majority of salon and freelancer clients have zero issue with the Green Fee because they want to support more sustainable ethical businesses.
Our member salons, on average, picked up 3 new clients in the first 3 months just because they are on our Member Locator.
We work with most salon software programs. This means we can set up your system so a Green Fee is added to every invoice. This extra revenue does not get added to stylists totals either. It will be accounted for separately on your 'profit and loss' so you can clearly see how much Green Fees you have accumulated versus how much you have spent with us.
Hear Anne Veck Limited's Keith Mellen talking about their experiences of charging their clients a Green Fee, and how excited clients have been to learn more about what the extra £1 means for the future of salon waste and the environment.
Here's Jo from Gilded Hair chatting about what charging a green fee has been like at their salon.
We sat down with Olivia Barnes, Owner of Barnes & Bray, GEDDES Forest Hill and GEDDES Ladywell talking about how the green fee has worked for them.
Hear a representative from OB-1 Salon talking about the simple steps salons can take to become more sustainable, and how the Green Fee is not only happily paid by existing clients, but is bringing new clients.
Here's Chris and Tenna, from The Hair Chair about how their clients have been happy to pay a £1 green fee, and that they've even found new clientele through being a GSC member.
Here's Amélie, from Amélie Styles talking about her experience as a freelancer and GSC member and how her clients are happy to pay a £2 green fee to support a good cause.
Here's Oz, from Scissors of Oz talking about her experience with charging a £3 green fee, with her clients knowing and supporting their sustainable endeavors.
Here's Janneth, from Trends talking about her experience with the Green Fee.
Here's Nicole, from Salon of Chi, discussing how she charges a Green Fee, and how she used the 1.5k profit generated from Green Fees for good.
Here's Carol, from Kudos, sharing her experience with Green Fees and her clients' response.
Here's Claire, from Nylon, talking about how her salon communicates charging a Green Fee, and what their experience has been.