ECO WARRIORS

WE CARE FOR OUR PLANET AND ARE PROUD ECO WARRIORS AND MEMBERS OF SUSTAINABLE SALONS AND SO PROUD TO BE A KEVIN MURPHY SALON.

Kevin Murphy is the first beauty brand to offer and committed to reducing plastic waste in the best way they know how: by cleaning up our oceans and reclaiming that plastic to package their hair products. They are converting all bottles to 100% reclaimed Ocean Waste Plastic (OWP) and in doing so, will save a projected 360 tons of plastic from the ocean each year.

“This change is for the future of our environment and for us to be truly sustainable – to clean up our oceans for the sake of our planet and for future generations.” Kevin Murphy

Sustainable Salons is the first comprehensive resource recovery program designed for the salon environment. This Revolutionary resource recovery program is designed for the salon to achieve zero waste, reduce our carbon footprint, and implement sustainable work practices that benefit the local community.

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 Booms that can one day help clean up oil spills along our coastlines! Hair is also re-purposed in local community gardens for composting or used in sustainable art installations to educate the community.

All collected ponytails 20 cm 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.

Select disposable hygiene products used during treatments are pulled apart and the materials are sent for re-purposing.