How green is your salon? The first, and as HAIR goes live, the only certified Carbon Neutral salon in the UK is the multi-award winning Anne Veck salon in Oxford. Hat’s off to salon owner Anne who spearheaded an entire salon refit to incorporate clean, recycled energy to power her business. What’s more they have gone one step further and have launched a sustainable salon tookit, named Salon Re:Source to help other salons do their bit towards creating a more environmentally-sound industry.
“It’s clear now that business as usual is not an option,” explains Anne. “The world is facing emergencies in health, human rights, climate change and extinction – but what can we do? It can seem that the problems in the world today are so big that the only thing to do is to go ostrich and bury your head in the sand.
“At Anne Veck Oxford, we have been trying to make a difference by reducing demand for energy, lowering the salon’s energy use, meeting our reduced energy needs from renewable sources, reducing our own and our clients’ carbon footprints, reducing waste through more efficient systems and using ethical and sustainable products and packaging whenever possible.
“We believe that we are now trading in a world where being kind to our fellow humans and the earth resonates with our clients, and is the key to commercial success. The changes we have made have not just had a positive impact on the world, but on our business too. For us, success means being profitable, while being sustainable. Becoming a sustainable salon is a journey.”
Follow Anne and her sustainable journey on Instagram: @annevecksalons @salonresourceuk