FIRE & ICE HAIR COMPANY HAS PARTNERED UP WITH
GREEN CIRCLE SALONS TO BECOME ONE OF THE FIRST HAIR SALONS IN ABBOTSFORD TO GO GREEN!!!!
Fire & Ice Hair Company has partnered up with Green Circle Salons to become one of the first hair salons in Abbotsford to take on a green initiative full recycling program. Together, we have been able to reduce our salon's waste by over 85%! This is another step in helping to reduce our carbon footprint in our community and on our planet.
Here’s a quick overview of our green initiative story:
We’ve always had GREEN on our minds but just weren’t sure how to get there. In 2011 we started the transformation on our cutting & coloring floor by replacing our halogen bulbs with bright white LED energy efficient bulbs. This new lighting not only shows the true brilliance of the color and cut, but also helped in reducing our energy consumption by over 40%!
We then went on the hunt for a color and product line which would be exclusive, high end and earth friendly. The company we found, and quickly made the change to, was La Biosthetique Paris. This company produces and manufactures hair color, products and packaging by using sustainable energy such as wind, solar and water power. The results are high-quality hair care products that meet every want, and need, of a growing consumer segment called “LOHAS” (Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability); people who maintain an ecologically friendly lifestyle, but do not want to give up luxury and indulgence.
What we didn’t have in place was a process for recycling our color tubes, color foils, excess color, excess chemicals, plastic bottles and, of course, all of the hair we were cutting off. This is where Green Circle Salons came into the picture. They provided a solution by creating a program to recycle over 85% of hair salon waste. This is exactly what we were looking for. We immediately partnered up with them and have since become a Green Circle Certified Salon.
One of the biggest draws for us was the way Green Circle collects and utilizes the left over hair: they create booms with it in order to help extract oil from spills within BC, Canada and all over the world.
These “Hair booms” literally suck up all the oil! Absolutely amazing!
To see some of the most recent media coverage on Green Circles usage of human hair for oil spills, click here: