Our sustainable future

For the past year my hair salon has been a part of this companies journey to achieving zero waste in hair salons. This company is called Sustainable Salons and have replaced my ordinary garbage bins. They recycle EVERYTHING!

I am very passionate about helping the environment and creating a world where our children (ill have some soon I swear!) can live long happy lives, breathing fresh air, admiring our oceans and the vast world beneath them. Appreciating nature and respecting it.
I believe everyone should be doing there part together to maintain our world. When we link together to share our resources, time, ideas and opportunities, what we can achieve, in our small corner of the world, can have a whopping impact!

Hair salons in particular have a large carbon footprint as basically everything we use comes in a plastic bottle or cardboard box. Then there’s the chemicals that go down the drain and the foil that gets thrown out..

I decided I have to make a difference

Sustainable salons is a social enterprise that rescues up to 95% of salon resources from landfill and finds re purposing solutions that benefit our planet, all while supporting the community. Superhero’s right!!

All of the proceeds from re-purposing the salon materials are donated to Oz Harvest and KiwiHarvest to distribute meals for those in need. They provide more than 2000 meals every month.

All our left over chemical waste is collected and gets neutralised and turned into water to help make our roads. All the hair that is left over from hair cuts gets collected and made into a boom. These booms are basically massive stockings that are stuffed with hair and they are used to soak up oil spills in the ocean! Genius!!

It doesn’t stop there, they are busy creating stronger futures for people with a disability by providing purposeful work within there material collection and processing streams. (Superhero’s creating superhero’s!!)

Your visit to our salon is actually helping save our planet and secure our children’s future!

5 reasons why your hair colour doesn’t last

Do you love having your colour done at the hair salon only to find a week or two later its gone dull and faded, or the roots seem to have a bit of a glow to them and almost translucent.

As a colour specialist, I have the solution for you!

Below are 5 simple tricks to ensure your colour will last until your next appointment.

  1. Your hair is too porous to hold the colour and YOU NEED a treatment.

Believe your hairdresser when they tell you, you need a treatment. There are endless amounts of treatments for all different hair types and issues, so ensuring you are having a treatment that combats your specific issue is vital, otherwise your colour will continue to fade.

  1. Your hair colour needs to process for longer

If you are getting a translucent look or a root glow a week after visiting the hair salon,

then this is the solution for you. Typically colours process for 35-45 minutes so adding an extra 10-15 minutes on top of this will do the trick!

  1. You are having tint used on your ends instead of a semi

I always suggest a semi permanent colour on the ends. I know this sounds contradictory but a semi permanent has a lower peroxide level and as the hair on the mid lengths and ends are already coloured, so it needs a different formulation to what your roots need. This altered formulation will be kinder on the hair and your hair will hold onto it for longer.

  1. You are always in the sun

If you are like me and love being outdoors the best idea for you is to always wear a hat to protect your hair from the sun as it will naturally strip your colour.

On top of this you can use a leave in conditioner, this will work as a sunscreen for your hair and help protect it. (Wash with shampoo and conditioner as normal and apply the leave in conditioner onto towel dried hair before you style/dry your hair)

  1. You are not using the right at home care.

We are all different and all have different hair colours, hair cuts and styles so of course you need a shampoo and conditioner to match. Professional shampoo and conditioners will always be better. They contain the right amount of nutrients, essential oils, collagen, protein and moisture components.

Like treatments you must ensure you get the right products for your hair type and personal styling/colour situation.

Ask your hairdressers for their professional advice and don’t shy away from hair salon products, there is no doubt they work better!