R&D OPPORTUNITIES

Did you know that your experience in the industry could be invaluable to our research?

Whether you are a salon owner, hairdresser, barber, hair stylist, freelancer, or run a co-working space which supports hair and beauty professionals, your expertise could be just the thing we need! 

Here's how you can get involved:



MIRROR TALKERS 

w/ Professor Denise Baden, University of Southampton 

  • Status: FULFILLED
    Time commitment: HIGH
    Involvement: PARTICIPATION IN STUDY


We are looking for salons and other hairdressing businesses to select sustainable haircare tips to receive research-based training on. Equipped with this knowledge and the mirror talkers that elicit those tips, hairdressers will be better positioned to navigate such conversations. After some time has elapsed, we will follow up with brief interviews and short surveys. 

To learn more about the study, CLICK HERE

Participating salons: Bliss Hair Therapy in Birmingham // OB1 Salon in Ireland // Crawford Hair in Milton Keynes // Barnes & Bray in Wandsworth // Geddes Salon in Ladywell and Mayfair // Redz Hairstylists in Bungay and Beccles // The Retreat in Wokingham // Gina Conway in London // Anne Veck Salon in Oxford // The Social London and Lake District // Hair FX in Tipperary Town, Ireland // Karine Jackson in London // Masters of Craft in Leeds // Beau Hairdressing in Birdport // Baloolah Hair in Cobham // Hunter Collective Farringdon and Spitalfields // Twelve Hair Design in Southampton // Q Cut salon in Kew Gardens Funded by UKRI


Photo credit: Gabriela Gesheva


HAIR ROPE MAKING WORKSHOP 

w/ Studio Sanne Visser

  • Status: TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE 
    Date/time: MON 28 FEB, 19:00-22:00 
    Location: Hunter Collective Spitalfields
    Address: 41 Artillery Lane, London, E1 7LP 
    Ticket price: £100PP,  £150PP non-members


We are bringing Sanne's craft of hair rope making to GSC members for an evening of fun! This is a truly unique workshop where you can try your hands at making hair rope and then your rope into hanging planters which you can take back to your salon to show off to your clients.

For tickets, email Fry at fry@greensaloncollective.com.



HAIR-WOOL ROPE 

w/ Natural Fibre Co.

  • Status: JUST POSTED
    Time commitment: LOW
    Involvement: SHARE IDEAS VIA EMAIL


We are collaborating with Natural Fibre Co to develop a rope made from hair waste and undervalued wool that will replace petrochemical-based ropes which shed microplastics and harm marine life. We can use hair-wool rope to hang potted plants from salon ceilings (pictured). We are now calling on the creativity of hairdressers to share your ideas as to what else you think it could be used for?

Email your ideas to Stephanie at research@greensaloncollective.com

To learn more about our collaboration with NFC, CLICK HERE.



CIRCULAR ECONOMY 4 PLASTICS 

w/ Relic Plastic, vanPlestik and Brothers Make

  • Status: JUST POSTED
    Time commitment: LOW
    Involvement: SHARE IDEAS VIA EMAIL


We are looking to give local recycling businesses the opportunity to use GSC plastic waste to create products for the hair and beauty industry. This 12 month campaign will be built on your ideas and designs which we will then bring to local recycling workspaces to prototype. Promising designs and products will then be brought to market with profits going to member-selected charities. What 100% recycled plastic product or tool would you like to use or sell in your hairdressing business?

Email your ideas to Stephanie at research@greensaloncollective.com



DISPOSABLE SALON TOWELS, part one

w/ Stephanie Hodgson, MeetthefiveRs

  • Status: FULFILLED
    Time commitment: LOW
    Involvement: TAKE SURVEY


Stephanie is investigating the environmental toll of disposable salon towels. Integral to the research is understanding hairdresser perspectives of this product especially comparing it to changing perceptions of traditional, reusable salon towels. The survey is open to any professional in the hair and beauty industry.

To learn more about the study, CLICK HERE.



DISPOSABLE SALON TOWELS, part two 

w/ Stephanie Hodgson, MeetthefiveRs

  • Status: FULFILLED
    Time commitment: MEDIUM
    Involvement: ALLOW SITE VISIT


We are looking for salons and other hairdressing businesses to invite one of the three researchers of this study into their space for a site visit. During each visit, we will ask questions about use of disposable or reusable towels so we can produce an accurate process map.

To learn more about the study, CLICK HERE.

Participating salons: Bliss Hair Therapy in Birmingham // Crawford Hair in Milton Keynes // Ella Hair in Cheltenham



DISPOSABLE SALON TOWELS, part three

w/ Stephanie Hodgson, MeetthefiveRs

  • Status: FULFILLED
    Time commitment: LOW
    Involvement: TAKE NEW SURVEY


To make an accurate comparison of disposable salon towels versus traditional washable ones, we need to better understand the actual uses of both within hairdressing businesses. At this point in the study, we have a relatively clear picture of how salons use and dispose of single-use towels. We now need to put reusable towels into focus with this second survey. 

To learn more about the study, CLICK HERE.



HAIRDRESSERS AS CHANGEMAKERS

w/ Sanne Visser, Centre for Circular Design

  • Status: FULFILLED
    Time commitment: MEDIUM
    Involvement: ALLOW SITE VISIT / INTERVIEWS


This project will help to form the foundation of Sanne's PhD which investigates human hair waste as a resource. Sanne is looking to conduct one-to-one, in-person, on-site interviews with at least three hairdressing spaces during the months of September and October 2021.  

To learn more about Sanne's research, CLICK HERE.

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