In this day-and-age, it is becoming increasingly common to find more and more businesses taking steps to becoming sustainable and environmentally friendly. We at Design House Salon, your favorite Victoria-based salon, is proud to be at the forefront of this movement as a holistic hair salon. We are not just setting standards that exceed expectations of our highly-valued clientele, we’re raising the bar for other industry leaders to follow. We do this within every facet of our business—from our warm inviting atmosphere built with recycled materials to the very hairdressers that we employ. It takes a special kind of hairdresser to constantly be excited about making conscious choices to be more environmentally friendly.
The Ripple Effect
When salon owners and hair dressers care about becoming sustainable, these conscious choices become a movement. The movement spreads from the salon owners to the hair dressers, to the clientele. Everyone taking part in the salon gets involved, and all of this excitement evolves into happier staff and happier clientele.
Our staff are more than satisfied with their job because they know that they’re employed with a hair salon whose vision is doing the right thing and making a difference in the world. Socrates said, “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” We can’t change how other salon owners, or businesses operate, but we can share our experience and do our part to reduce our own personal carbon footprint.
A Sustainability Conscious Hair Salon
At Design House Salon, we’re not just talking the talk, we’re walking the walk when it comes to the practice of sustainability. In fact, our hair salon was a proud recipient of the Eco-Salon Design Award of the World. Our sustainable efforts include our product line as well as the salon itself. When we first started becoming more sustainable, we decided to focus on the products we’d like to retail and use on clients.
This focus quickly led us to Davines, a “sustainable beauty” product line that’s so eco-friendly that even the packaging is reusable and, yes, food grade safe. When selecting the location of our salon, we opted to locate within the confines of a beautiful historical building that we then upgraded by taking a fully-stainable approach from heating to LED lighting.
We’re completely environmentally friendly when it comes to laundry. Our laundry equipment is energy efficient, we use a non-detergent laundry ball, and we wash with cold water only. In addition to all of this, we’re avid recyclers—we pretty much recycle anything we can get our hands on. As a matter of fact, we were the very first salon in Victoria to create and implement a recycling program. Thanks to the assistance of Green Circle Salons, Design House Salon recycles salon hair, all salon materials, and all salon chemicals. If it’s recyclable, we’ll make it happen.
All of our hair products are environmentally friendly—not just the hair care products, but even the foils. Instead of the traditional foils that most salons use, we’re proud to use the non-biodegradable version. If it’s not recyclable, we won’t use it. So how do all of these sustainability efforts ripple down to the lives of Design House Salon clients? In our continued efforts to create sustainable solutions, and to keep the movement “moving,” we’ve developed programs that actively get clients involved. We’ve rolled out programs that involve things like discount incentives which get clients motivated to return product containers when they’re empty, as well as fun-filled contests. We’ve done all of this and much more. Why? Because the environment is important to our salon—our world in which we live is important to us.
Be sure to check us out online and to book an appointment, or, call to book your next appointment at 7784334393. We set the standards for sustainability practices in the industry and we are really excited to exceed your expectations.