Making waves: Green Salon Collective

Green Salon Collective launched with the goal of recycling the unrecyclable within hairdressing. And they’re making great strides! 

In their first three years, Green Salon Collective (GSC) has already had a huge impact on the industry; saving 200 tons of hair-related waste from going to landfill through their professional salon network and recycling at industry events. 

But that isn’t all… The company has an eager goal to support a range of different charities. Some of these have included Haircuts4Homeless; Foodcycle, and Mossy Earth. To date, the company has donated more than £42,000 to their chosen organisations. 

So, let’s hear from co-Founder Fry Taylor: 

“It’s always been our dream to support projects that we truly believe in, and we are proud that we are consistently realising this with charities that are close to our heart. They all work so hard to help both people and the planet.” 

What a project! 

Green Salon Collective waste

There’s more…

As well as its charity partnerships, GSC has also undertaken research projects to bolster its values of sustainability and support for the hairdressing community. 

Topics include:

  • Investigating the true cost of disposable towels 
  • How hairdressers can influence consumer behaviour through the ‘Mirror Talkers’ study 

The ongoing research has led to a 12-month initiative to explore ways to reduce individual consumer carbon and water footprints related to haircare routines. 

Green Salon Collective waste

Fry says: 

“We are fully committed to supporting research and development projects tackling why it’s vital for the hairdressing industry to consider the environmental impact of all areas of their business. These projects are essential for us to continue learning and developing new ways to both improve our industry and share that knowledge with salon clients.” 

GSC’s core mission is to find ways of reusing all aspects of salon waste, and they have partnered with like-minded companies to ensure that everything can be recycled, composted, or converted into green energy. Using its recycling system, together with its education and accreditation program, GSC makes it simple for salons to run a more ethical and sustainable business. 

Green Salon Collective waste

You’ll see Green Salon Collective at Colour World 2023 so be sure to keep your eyes out for their work. As well as supporting us in making the event more mindful and less wasteful, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and quiz the GSC experts. To find out more visit

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