Style yourself happy by choosing one of the Manchester hair salons who are placing sustainability and a holistic approach alongside excellence.
Climate change is a growing concern, and as large contributors to waste, salon owners know that establishing more sustainable practices is vital for future-proofing their businesses. The hairdressing industry has always been a big polluter with a large carbon footprint due to the sheer volume of its imperishable waste products. Thankfully, as the demand for ethically sourced products and environmentally friendly salons continues to grow, a number of Manchester’s finest have joined the Green Salon Collective (GCS).
Created by environmental experts, hairdressers, and eco campaigners, the GCS is the original authority on holistic sustainability throughout the UK and Ireland with a vision of raising the standard of the hair and beauty industry to become more ethical and sustainable.
Check out some of the GCD accredited Manchester salons who are balancing excellence with green initiatives.
Shade Hair MCR | 85 Princess Street | Manchester
Shade is a conscious, contemporary hair and wellbeing studio led by Director Jay Bowen. A team of skilled and creative practitioners offer innovative hair work using vegan, sustainable and eco-friendly Oway products, the world’s first professional organic hair colour, care, and styling line with biodynamic, organic, and fair-trade ingredients. Shade are big believers that a holistic approach to wellbeing can play an important part in our health, so they also offer massage and essential oils, mindfulness, meditation, yoga, and progressive conversations.
Amy-Sha, Mother of Hairdressing | 34 Manchester Road | Manchester
A gender-neutral, ethical, family salon, Amy-Sha screams green. The team care about the planet, animals, and the integrity of your hair, so they only use the highest quality, low toxic vegan-friendly hair colour and products Oway Organics and Kevin Murphy. All products are restorative and packed with natural ingredients. The salon environment is a bohemian, safe, and super professional environment where you feel as comfy as you do at home.
Alchemy Hairdressing | 419 Bury Old Road Prestwich
A bespoke colour salon which focuses on your specific needs, Alchemy are Joico Colour Genius and Olaplex Certified and winners of Best Salon Manchester 2020 at the English Hair and Beauty Awards.