Sustainable Salons is Australia and New Zealand’s #1 sustainability program in the hair & beauty industry! We give you sustainably-minded solutions so that you can make greener business choices every day, and reduce your impact on the planet. With our help, you can divert hair, metal, plastics, paper, chemicals and more from landfill.
The precious materials we collect from our 1400+ members are repurposed and recycled into innovative new products. Hair clippings collected from the salon floor are used to create hair booms that can clean up oil spills. Your plastic shampoo bottles are kept in circulation, being upcycled into sunglasses, combs, coasters and other creative solutions. We are even the world’s largest donor of ponytails for the medical wig market, donating more than 169,635 ponytails to be made into charitable wigs.
However, being a Sustainable Salon is about more than just recycling. We turn your waste into food, with all proceeds from selling aluminium foil & paper donated to OzHarvest & KiwiHarvest. With the help of our members, we’ve donated over 169,000 meals to feed the hungry.
We also believe in providing purposeful work for all members of our local communities. Salon resources are received, sorted and distributed by our six depots across Australia & New Zealand, with over 50% of our depot workforce made up of supported employees (people with a disability).
It’s not just our members who love sustainability! Eco-conscious Australians are on the hunt for businesses that care about people & the planet. Over 4000 conscious consumers visit our Salon Locator each month to find a Sustainable Salon for their next service. The next conscious client could be walking through your door!
Thanks to the power of our passionate network of salons and consumers, we’re growing! We can now service metro & regional salons all across Australia! With members in Cairns, down to Tasmania and across to Albany in Western Australia, we’re on our way to making sustainability reality for all Australians. Our last stop in the Northern Territory is coming very soon so stay tuned!
If you are ready to become a purpose-driven business and join us on the mission to make sustainability reality, join Sustainable Salons today. You’ll be a part of a whole-of-system approach that keeps jobs local, materials out of landfills, profits in the country and the planet happy!