Being sustainable improves the quality of our lives and protects and preserves our natural resources for future generations. Suzie and the team feel strongly that we want our children to inherit a planet that has not been destroyed by previous generations. We made a team decision in 2016 that we wanted to reduce our carbon footprint, make better decisions on what resources we use and limit our reliance on single use plastic.
In 2016 we had a full refurbishment of the salon and made the decision to become an Eco salon. Our interior has been designed and built with sustainability in mind. Our mirrors are made from reclaimed church pews, and our waiting bench is also a reclaimed pew. Our floor has been reclaimed from a renovated cottage. Old sleepers and reclaimed wood have been used to make our island unit. Our existing back wash units and reception desk have been upcycled.
All of our lighting is LED low energy. We have an eco washing machine, and our hair dryers are parlux eco dryers. Our wood flooring retains heat for longer than tiles and other hard flooring techniques which will help save energy on heating.
We are committed in the salon to reducing our waste and recycling & we have systems in place to separate waste and recycle.
We have signed up to the Resource Efficiency pledge with @resourceScot pledging to improve recycling, energy efficiency and keep Scotland clean. We are also committed to fundraising for WaterAid UK and regularly do fund raising events for this amazing charity. We feel blessed to have an abundant supply so feel it is vital to support this charity which is committed to getting safe water, sanitation and hygiene to everyone, everywhere by 2030.
We now only use products that are sulphate, paraben and cruelty free. We are committed to using local sustainable companies like Moo & Yoo Edinburgh. Please ask in the salon for full details on all of our products.