This month we asked nail techs: What efforts are you making to go green in your salon?
by Tracy Rubert (Original article can be found HERE.)
Our efforts ongoing green for Earth Day include our waterless manicure and pedicure services. Our client contact information is all added online, and receipts are e-mailed to them. Our products are natural and chemical-free. “Your beauty, your safety, and respect for the environment” is our motto!
Melisa Bruce and Denise Barrett, Sugar Rays, Hermosa Beach, Calif.
I am proud to say NailBar is an eco-chic nail boutique. We try our best to be environmentally conscious. We have energy-efficient lighting and we’re very conscious about our water use. We used organic paint on our walls and we recycle. We are also a paperless business. We don’t print any receipts; we e-mail them. We rarely print flyers or promotional materials; instead, we are big on social media and virtual advertising.
Desiree Parth, NailBar, Miami, Fla.
At the Minnesota School of Cosmetology the syllabi, lesson plans, assignments, handouts, and exams are all housed on our internal student portal to cut down on the use of paper. Every MSC student receives an iPad as part of their cosmetology kit, and all coursework and exams are done electronically. In addition, our students use the iPad on the salon floor to create different nail looks, eliminating the need for a textbook. The transition to a digital learning model has really contributed to our efforts to be more environmentally friendly.
Naomi McDonald, Minnesota School of Cosmetology, Plymouth and Woodbury, Minn.
Our eco-chic nail spa offers fresh organic products in a setting where luxury meets wellness. It is our mission to provide each client with a unique, luxurious sensory experience that is respectful to the wellbeing of the individual and of the environment. Everything in Gloss is eco-friendly. We don’t print receipts, we e-mail them. We use only recycled paper, and all our furnishings are made of recycled materials. We offer our guests filtered water served in glasses. Our complimentary coffee, tea, and wine are all organic.
Sandra Weir, Gloss Nail Spa, Coral Gables, Fla.
I do waterless manicures and pedicures. I save anywhere from 2-5 gallons of water per service!
Annette Calvillo, Fill 413 Nail Studio, Waukesha, Wis.