What is Green Salon Collective?

GREEN SALON COLLECTIVE is a startup of hairdressers and eco campaigners on a mission to hairdressing sustainability.

We can collect almost 100% of all salon waste (including hair!) and find new uses for it that reward the environment, the community, and the salon.

Hair – We even recycle this. Hair can be used to soak up oil spills in the form of Hair Mats & Hair Booms. It can be used for gardening & composting as well as be used to create wigs for children.

Metals – Many councils can’t or won’t take used hairdressing foil or colours tubes because the metals are too contaminated, we are able to recycle 100% of all salon metals.

Chemicals – Salons often look pretty, however, pouring excess colour & bleach down the sink or into landfill is an ugly solution. We take all leftover colour and bleach and recycle it well away from the waterways or landfill

Plastics – Shampoo bottles, combs, clips or even your lunch wrapper we either take it or are working on a solution.

Paper- This seems easy enough, but did you know paper coffee cups cannot be recycled in any council recycling, they need to go to specialists, like us.

We can also take, organic waste, batteries, e-waste, hairdryers, coffee pods, and glass.

Another thing we proud to recycle is our profits.

By recycling our profits, every month we can support charities and organisations that are close to our hearts, some of these include:


Haircuts for the Homeless

Tree planting

Participating salons

We provide each salon with the separation kits, in-salon marketing, training, regular collections and ongoing support, ideas and education on all matter’s sustainability.

Like any collective we are powerful only in numbers, we need the support of like-minded people to take this to the next level.

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Cover photo by Heathfield Hair and Beauty