Hidden Minx Studio is proud to be apart of an incredible non for profit organisation called Sustainable salons.
Sustainable Salons is the first comprehensive resource recovery service designed for the salon environment that rewards salons and gives back to the community.
Founded by Paul Frasca and Ewelina Soroko in 2015, Sustainable Salons specialises in collecting up to 95% of the salon bin and redirecting all material for reuse, recycling and repurposing solutions. The program also offers rewards for salons’ recycling efforts with useful items and savings for their business, while 100% of the recycling proceeds are donated to OzHarvest and KiwiHarvest; these charitable organisations are dedicated to feeding the most vulnerable in our communities.
For Sustainable Salons, sustainability is not just about environmental impact – it’s about so much more! Investing in the viability of the salon business, providing for the local people, inspiring the next generation, driving global awareness… all become factors that contribute to a sustainable and healthy people, planet and profit.
Just over three years ago, after more than five years of research, Sustainable Salons signed up its first salons as industry eco warriors. Today, the program has hundreds of salon members (and growing!) in the hairdressing, beauty and pet-grooming sectors across Australia and New Zealand as part of the journey to zero waste.
To date, Sustainable Salons has been awarded the Hair Expo Business Performance of the Year in 2016, as well as the Business Service of the Year at the 2016 Australian Hair Industry Awards, and most recently the 2017 Australian Hair Industry Special Recognition Award.
In its first awards nomination outside of the salon industry, Sustainable Salons was named a finalist in the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Award in the category of Innovative Products and Services.
With new initiatives, partnerships and plans to further increase our service reach, everyday Sustainable Salons and its member salons are inching closer to making salon waste history.