(BUTTERFLY LOFT SALON & SPA)
LOS ANGELES, CA (USA)
We found a faucet from Japan that produces twice the water pressure using half the amount of water. This has saved us a lot of money on water.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BE SUSTAINABLE?
WHAT LED YOU TO BECOME A GREEN SALON?
HOW DID YOU ENTER THE HAIR INDUSTRY?
WHY ARE YOU EXCITED THAT WELLA IS LAUNCHING THE SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM?
WHAT ASPECTS OF YOUR SALON ARE SUSTAINABLE/GREEN?
There are nine restaurant-grade fans on a ducting system, and stylists can easily activate the exhaust system over their individual stations by simply turning a timer switch.
We spent a long time searching for an organization that would certify our salon as a sustainable salon. We finally found Florida Association of Beauty Professionals which gave us our certification that we proudly display in our salon.
We purchased shampoo bowls from Milan in Italy for $2,000 a pop, but when they arrived we realized they had traditional faucets. We wondered if we could find an alternative. Sure enough we found a faucet from Japan that produces twice the water pressure using half the amount of water. This has saved us a lot of money on water.
We purchased orange bicycles for the salon that stylists can use at lunchtime. With 50 employees in the salon, this cuts down on the number of cars on the road significantly.
We use Terracycle in our salon to help recycle many of our items.
It was important to us to use sustainable materials when building our salon because salons get a lot of wear and tear. Think about the number of people walking on the floors every day, using the cabinets, etc. Durability was key! We didn’t want to waste materials or money so we used materials that will last.
WHAT ARE YOUR HOPES FOR THE FUTURE?
We’re opening a second salon later this year, and we hope to be able to take what we’ve learned with our first salon and innovate even more.
I hope to be able to connect with salon owners whose sustainable ambitions align with mine so we can learn from each other and continue to innovate.