Our Green Salon
"At Slate Hair and Design, we want to leave the smallest possible footprint on our environment."
In a notoriously wasteful industry, it’s very important to us to support the most environmentally friendly salon practices. Through our membership with Green Circle Salons, we’ve committed to a collective waste-reduction initiative. When we first found this program, we didn’t even hesitate to sign on. To be able to keep items from our daily operations out of our landfills is exactly the kind of movement we want to be a part of! Items that we used to deem wasteful like hair, color tubes, and foils are now sorted in-house and picked up by GCS for recycling. They’ve re-used the hair to clean up oil spills and the foils and color tubes are easily repurposed into other materials. The program also gives us the resources to properly dispose of color chemicals rather than rinsing them down the drain.
We are so happy to be a Green Circle Salon and take pride in knowing that we’re doing our part to help keep our people and our planet beautiful. When all is said and done, the amount of actual waste generated at Slate is little more than a bit of food and flower cuttings.