Stained made good

Have you been to Pure for a visit?  If so, you most likely have heard about us being a green circle salon. If you haven't, we welcome you and I will explain what being a Green Circle Salon is.

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Green Circle Salons is the beauty industry's pathway to sustainability. At their core they are innovators, pioneering truly sustainable solutions for repurposing, recycling, and capturing 95% of salon and spa waste since 2009.

Being a green circle salon has allowed us to divert 814.5 pounds of waste from landfills and waterways in 2017. That's amazing, right? 

GCS sends us HUGE shipping boxes along with a set of receptacles. In the receptacles, we will store hair clippings, paper/cardboard, plastics, metals like foiling packets and excess hair color. The hair clippings are used to make things like hair booms for oil spills, pet beds for the humane society and pillows for refugee camps. The excess hair color is converted into natural energy or water.  Once filled, the bags are entered into the large shipping boxes, packaged and sent off to GCS. Its that easy! We love that all items are recorded. We ask regularly about what are diversion numbers are. We like to share this information with our team and guests.

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We try to up cycle and repurpose as much as we can. Colorists tend to stain their clothing while coloring a guests hair. It just happens. So stylists, why not embrace it? Mallory Granrath HAS and has done it well. She up cycles her color stained clothing while using excess hair color to design her stained made good clothing! Seriously, she could sell these. Am I right?! If you are interested in trying this out, just ask us for some left-over hair color. We have lots! 

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I have also been experimenting with using our excess hair color in my paintings. Like I said, I am experimenting with this. It does work but I am finding that our oil based hair colour does not dry in the best way. Overtime, it seems to bleed on to the canvas. I will share when I feel it is worth sharing haha. 

Repurposing or recycling OWay glass bottles is one more suggestion we would have being organic salon creatives. We offer 10% off any future product purchases for those who bring used glass bottles back to us. We also recommend using Gunner's Glass Recycling for scheduled pick-ups in the Nashville area. 

-Sarah Ridings