Green Circle Salon

Making beauty sustainable

As a member of Green Circle Salons, we make sure our waste is handled sustainably

What happens to the old hair, chemicals, and foils we use everyday? Our garbage has a much longer journey than just landing in a trashcan.

In fact, the beauty industry creates 877 pounds of waste every single minute.

Green Circle Salon

We wanted to do something about that. So we did.

World Hair Institute is proud to join Green Circle Salons as part of more than 2,500 members working to reduce waste in our industry.

Up to 95% of all its beauty waste is now being recovered and repurposed by Green Circle Salons.

Since 2009, Green Circle Salons and more than 2,500 member salons have diverted more than 3.35 MILLION pounds of waste from North American landfills and waterways!

Resources that were once considered waste materials such as hair, leftover hair color, foils, color tubes and aerosol cans are now being recycled.

This helps keep over 1,000,000 pounds of waste out of landfills each year.

Beauty waste is given a new life.

This is a certified sustainable salon, meaning that up to 95% of the beauty waste is recovered and repurposed!

Through this program we turn:

  • Hair into hair booms for oil spill cleanup AND development of a sustainable biocomposite plastic bin
  • Hair color into clean water + clean energy which is injected back into local power grids
  • Foils and color tubes are cleaned and repurposed materials for commercial use such as bicycles

To learn more about how beauty waste is recovered, repurposed and recycled, visit