RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

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:

RECYCLING

ACCREDITATION

EDUCATION

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!   


our objectives


ADVANCE knowledge 

- - - - - of the impacts of our industry's waste on people and planet

DEVELOP products

- - - - - made from waste materials or else help combat waste

ENHANCE services 

- - - - - for our industry which bring waste materials back into the loop

(some of) our R&D PROJECTS

Mirror Talkers

We are exploring the effectiveness of mirror talkers at sparking conversations between hairdressers and their clients around sustainable haircare.

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Potting Felt

We are exploring the effectiveness of hair felt for water retention when placed at the bottom of potted plants.

Details coming soon...

Disposable Towels

 We are carrying out an objective study comparing the environmental (and financial) costs of disposable and reusable salon towels.

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CE 4 Plastics

We are developing a campaign to create a circular economy for plastic packaging waste in the hair and beauty industry.

Details coming soon...

We cannot solve the many sustainability challenges of our industry alone.


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: 

  • researchers
  • academic institutions
  • designers
  • product companies
  • product developers
  • charity organisations

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.

See our R&D Partners 

We also work with YOU, our members!!!



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.

(latest from) our R&D BLOG

MEET OUR RESEARCH PARTNER, SANNE VISSER

Green Salon Collective collaborates with researchers and academic institutions as well as other businesses and organisations that are also working hard to transform the...

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WHAT DO COMMERCIAL COMPOST SPECIALISTS THINK ABOUT ADDING HAIR WASTE TO THEIR PROCESS?

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...

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WHY DO WE CARE ABOUT HUMAN HAIR WASTE?

The thing Green Salon Collective (GSC) members get most excited talking about with their clients is our recycling service for hair. It has been...

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