Pamper yourself in one of Leeds’ eco- conscious hair salons taking valuable steps to trimming their carbon footprint.
Balancing green initiatives with a luxurious range of hair services, some of Leeds’ local hairdressers accredited by the Green Salon Collective (GCS) are well worth the visit when preparing to tie the knot or looking for a special Mother’s Day treat.
With an inclusive approach to diversity and the wider community, each GCS member also adds value to all wasted material including hair cuttings, aluminium foils, colour tubes, chemicals, and plastic packaging.
Transformed into something new, these recycled materials have helped to create clean energy, fertilise farms, and even absorb oil from waterways to save wildlife, while GCS profits are also going toward some leading UK charities including Haircuts4Homeless and FoodCycle.
Masters of Craft | Blenheim Terrace
Proudly Leeds’ first sustainably focused hair salon, the nature-inspired interior of Masters of Craft aims to create a mindful environment to relax and reenergise visitors upon first visit with additional rooms upstairs for wellbeing events and workshops. Stocking a full range of mineral-rich hair care products, the food-grade packaging can also be used at home for house plants while each sale generates profit for global reforestation initiatives.
Coldbath Barber Shop | Chapel Allerton
A calm retreat from the hustle and bustle of Chapel Allerton, the team at Cold Bath specialise in contemporary and traditional barbering techniques giving grooms-to be or the father of the bride a sharp haircut or beard trim before the big day. Sourcing high quality grooming products from around the world to take home, the shop also provides refills for its range of eco-friendly shampoos made with plant-based formulas perfect for sensitive scalps and skin.
No.2 The Green | Horsforth
The bridal hair experts at No.2 The Green provide bespoke packages for the bride-to- be complete with practice appointments, manicures and pedicures, and a pre-wedding pampering in the relaxed and luxurious salon. Using energy saving hairdryers and shower heads, the salon also works with vegan brand Davines to help fund the group’s global sustainability projects.
Renaissance Hair & Beauty | Albion Place
Creating imaginative window displays with empty product packaging, the team at Renaissance have also switched to 100% biodegradable towels and energy saving bulbs as part of their growing sustainability initiatives. Using the salon as a donation for the Food Aid network, the team also actively raise money for mental health and cancer charities. Full bridal hair and makeup services can be provided in the salon or enjoyed at the site of the wedding ceremony itself.
Find out more from the GSC at Greensaloncollective.com