Join Us at the Boonsboro Green Fest

We’re happy to announce that we will once again have a booth at the Boonsboro Green Fest on Saturday, May 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  This year we are offering free product demonstrations by appointment (spaces are limited).  Choose from one of four organic, dry-hair treatments we’ll be pampering booth guests with:

Whether you’re onsite getting a treatment or just stopping by to learn about eco-friendly hair care and what it means for you, we’ll send you home with a personalized hair regimen “prescription” and some fabulous samples. Call Susan today to book your appointment: 301-662-1766.

For more details about the festival visit www.boonsborogreenfest.org.

 

Frederick Salon is Maryland’s First to Join Eco Initiative to Keep the Planet More Beautiful

As the first and only Maryland member of Green Circle Salons, Natural Fusion Hair Studio is beginning a comprehensive recycling / reuse program that will help us to significantly reduce our environmental impact on the planet. The program helps us to redirect out of water streams and landfills everything once considered as garbage: hair (in 2010 Green Circle Salons sent more than 1,000 pounds of hair to the Gulf of Mexico to help clean the BP oil spill), foils, color tubes, paper, plastics, and liquid chemical waste (most salons today simply rinse all leftover liquid chemicals into the sink and down the drain).

With today’s age of GREEN & ECO-RESPONSIBILTY, the new buzz words in business are changing us for the better!  We are very excited to take our industry in a new direction with exceptional standards of environmental accountability.  The beauty industry poses many challenges to the environment, from sourcing of ingredients to disposal of packaging and products.  Through our alignment with Green Circle Salons, we hope to ameliorate our ecological footprint by implementing simple green changes that will make both our salon, and our industry, more sustainable. We are proud of this new partnership and knowing that Green Circle Salons is 100% traceable and fully accountable for how they handle the materials we give them.

What does this mean for our customers?

“We are stoked about this new relationship with Green Circle Salons – not just because it brings us one huge step closer to being a 100% sustainable shop, but because the initiative itself is wicked cool! They take product containers, packaging, even HAIR, and turn each into something that gives back to the planet – you can’t get more eco-friendly than that!” said Earl Pindar, co-owner and master stylist at Natural Fusion Hair Studio.

Natural Fusion Hair Studio already uses products safe for the environment.  This change, though, enables their salon to eliminate 95% of their salon waste such as product containers and packaging – taking their goal to be fully sustainable to the next level. “What we are most excited about is to bring this offering to the Frederick community where not just us, but all salons can take the step toward preserving our environment by ensuring their salon waste recycled and disposed of properly. We can’t wait to spread the news and get others on board!” said Kelly Chapin, co-owner at Natural Fusion Hair Studio.

Key Questions:

Did you know that currently all aluminum foils and color tubes are not being recycled and are sent to landfill?

Recycling aluminum uses roughly 5% of the energy required to create virgin aluminum from bauxite. Ninety- five percent of all aluminum can be recycled over and over again, including the foils and color tubes that are used in salons across North America. From now, GCS Member Salons will take an environmentally responsible stand and ensure that all metals are properly recycled. This will help to reduce the need for more landfill space, reduce our dependence on non-renewable resources, and decrease the amount of toxins going into our landfill sites.

Did you know hair when placed in garbage bags will mummify, continue to fill our landfill, and give off methane gas?

GCS Member Salons will now be diverting all hair out of landfill and into other more sustainable projects. GCS, in connection with various partners, is looking at ways that hair can play an important role in a number of commercial applications. It’s exciting to know that hair can be used on our oceans to help in oil spill clean up and recovery projects.

Did you know that all excess chemicals including color, perm solutions and ammonia get rinsed down the sink into our water stream?

This is the ugly truth of the industry. Our solution will be to send all excess color waste to a hazardous waste facility where they will be incinerated to produce clean energy!

 

About Green Circle Salons

Green Circle Salons is a company that provides a simple but powerful green strategy to help salons reduce their environmental footprint and get noticed by consumers looking for genuine green options. We offer a proven pathway for salons to achieve success in the short term and be sustainable into the future. We believe that small steps to transform each salon, with the help of customers and employees, over time, will make that green conversion possible and sustainable. We offer an eco‐systems approach that looks at recycling, energy, lighting, water, cleaning products and the re‐purposing of hair‐ all parts of the salon experience. To do this, we have our own branded services, but also work with best‐of‐class green product and service suppliers.

We are also committed to giving back up to 5% of pre‐tax profits to work with local and international organizations to develop and support programs that make creative environmental impact and lessons for positive change.

Visit www.greencirclesalons.com for more information