Anne Veck’s Oxford salon has recently been relaunched after an extensive revamp as the UK's newest Eco-salon. Supported by haircare brand Matrix, the total cost of the refurbishment was £140,000 of which £44,000 was spent on environmentally friendly features.
The salon is being hailed as an eco-salon due to its BlueGen Ceramic Fuel Cell technology which reduces energy by 50%, and cuts salon costs by up to 70%! The main benefit of BlueGen technology is the conversion of gas to electricity, which heats up the water and the premises.
In addition to this, Anne Veck Salons have incorporated a number of eco-friendly features which include:
LED energy efficient lighting
Installation of larger windows to allow more daylight
Reusable fabric for highlights and tints
FSC accredited salon literature and stationery
Emphasis on the use of email, social media and text to communicate with clients in order to reduce paper consumption
As a Matrix Flagship Salon, Anne Veck has also added the UK’s first Ammonia Free Colour Bar offering Matrix Colour Insider, an ammonia free colour system, as well as embracing the Matrix Biolage haircare line which is more than 50% paraben free, includes plant based botanicals and is sold in 100% recycled post-consumer waste packaging. Anne, herself, is also an ambassador for Balmain Hair extensions which are 100% ethically sourced.
After making a significant financial injection, Anne Veck is expecting to gain long term savings by running her business in a new sustainable way. Anne commented,
In the future we want to monitor and communicate the energy and cost savings to the industry to inspire other salon owners to follow in our carbon free footprints. By adopting socially responsible practices in support of our environment, salons can make significant savings in their business.