Zen is proud to be a Sustainable Salon! But what does this mean?
$3 of your appointment goes towards us being able to recycle 95% of our salon waste!
For Sustainable Salons, sustainability is not just about environmental impact - it's about so much more!
Investing in the viability of the salon business, providing for the local people, inspiring the next generation, driving global awareness. These all become factors that contribute to a sustainable and healthy people, planet and profit.
Plastic packaging is sent to specialist local plastics recyclers where it's cleaned and made into outdoor furniture, landscape supplies and new product packaging, keeping it in circulation and out of our oceans!
All aluminium foil, colour tubes, cardboard, paper, magazines, razor blades, unwanted tools and select disposables are sold for recycling and the proceeds are donated to OzHarvest and KiwiHarvest to provide meals for hungry people. A full head of foils provides a quarter of a meal to someone in need!
Hair clippings are collected from the salon floor and stuffed into stockings to make Hair Blooms that can one day help clean up oil spills along our coastlines! Hair is also repurposed in local community gardens for composting or used in sustainable art installations to educate the community.
All collected ponytails 20cm or longer are distributed to charitable organisations to create wigs for those suffering from cancer or alopecia. Sustainable Salons is the largest donor of ponytails in the Southern Hemisphere!
By collecting small amounts from a large salon network, Sustainable Salons is the first company to recycle excess chemicals in the salon industry. These are pooled and sent to chemical recycling plants where they're neutralised and turned into recycled water used in roadworks and construction.