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Salon Profile: Donna Sheridan

Welcome the Donna Sheridan salon, a new sustainable salon option boasting hair with a conscious and an uber-chic 70s aesthetic. The founder, Donna, has been a hairdresser for fifteen years and this space now uses that experience to showcase her personal style and values, such as her commitment to the environment. The luxe salons has a relaxed, calm vibe and a family-oriented feel that hopes to make clients feel comfortable.

“In an effort to break free from stereotypical hairdressing, we provide complete transparency with our clients,” Donna said. “All of our stylists have over a decade of experience so time isn’t an issue, giving us creative freedom without the constraints of a strict schedule. Our salon and stylists focus on making our clients feel at ease and comfortable throughout the entire experience.”

The salon is located in the edgy inner-city Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy, and boasts a brick studio outlook, as surrounded by trendy wine bars, galleries and urban boutiques. The aesthetic of the salon is largely inspired by mid-century elements, and has hero features such as indoor plants and a pop of retro yellow on the front door. They deal with client transformations and services that range from cut to colour, style, treatment and blow dries, with a supreme focus on the entire client experience.

Donna herself hails from a small town in the South Island of New Zealand, having moved to Melbourne in 2008. She credits her creativity and empathy and connectivity to people as the ideal tools she carries as a hairdresser. Her stylist team includes Erin Frances, Lucia O’sullivan and Shannon Senol. Collectively the studio offers 55 years of hair cutting and styling experience.

Donna’s passion for the environment shines through every facet of the salon. The salon partners with Sustainable Salons, ensuring they achieve zero waste, reduce their carbon footprint and implement sustainable work practices that benefit the local community. Up to 95 per cent of waste resources from the salon are diverted from landfill and sent to recycling. Everyday by-products including hair clippings, applicators, aluminum foils and colour tubes are collected for environmentally-friendly recycling and innovative reuse. All proceeds from repurposing salon materials are donated to OzHarvest and KiwiHarvest to provide meals for those in need. The salon also uses KEVIN.MURPHY products to offer optimal hair colour that’s kind to the environment. All product bottles are made from 100 per cent recycled ocean plastics in an effort to make a circular supply chain. The product is PPD free, ammonia free and uses naturally derived ingredients including aloe vera, honey, shea butter and pomegranate.

Healthy, environmentally-friendly, family-focused and totally vibing, Donna Sheridan is your new retro dream. Groovy, man.

For more information visit www.donnasheridan.com

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