We are a Sustainable Salon
We want to make a difference in our community by offering our clients a place to come and relax, be made to feel beautiful and get the care and attention you deserve
We never forget:
Each time our door opens, we are here to serve
Every client deserves to be treated with genuine care and devoted attention.
Being more environmentally aware and creating a sustainable salon has been a natural progression for us in our move to our new space
We are proud advocates of the Living Wage
The Living Wage has emerged as a response to growing poverty and inequality that continues to hold back so many Kiwi workers, their families and our economy. The Living Wage concept is very simple, yet such a powerful alternative – it’s the hourly wage a worker needs to pay for the necessities of life and participate as an active citizen in the community. It reflects the basic expenses of workers and their families such as food, transportation, housing and childcare, and is calculated independently each year by the New Zealand Family Centre Social Policy Unit.
The Living Wage rate is voluntary and for 2017 has been calculated to be $20.55 per hour, $5 more than the minimum wage set by the Government and $7.60 more than the training wage
We are a 'Sustainable Salon'
Sustainable Salons rescues up to 95% of salon resources from landfill and finds repurposing solutions that benefit the environment and give back to our community.
- The program has hundreds of salon members (and growing!) in the hairdressing, beauty and pet-grooming sectors across Australia and New Zealand as part of the journey to zero waste.
- Sustainable Salons provides all in-salon separation bins and outside collection bins to suit the salon’s needs, and offers a fortnightly collection service directly to the salon door.
- Plastic packaging is sent to specialist localplastics recyclers where it’s cleaned and made into outdoor furniture and new product packaging, keeping it in circulation and out of our oceans!
- All aluminium, foil, colour tubes, cardboard, paper, magazines, razor blades, unwanted tools and select disposables are sold for recycling, and the proceeds are donated to OzHarvest and KiwiHarvest to provide meals for hungry people. A full head of foils provides a quarter of a meal to someone in need!
- Hair clippings are collected from the salon floor and stuffed into stockings to make Hair Booms that will help clean up oil spills along our coastlines!Hair is also repurposed in local community gardens for composting or used in sustainable art installations to educate the community.
- All collected ponytails 20cm or longer are distributed to charitable organisations to create wigs for those suffering from cancer or alopecia.Sustainable Salons is the largest donor of ponytails in the Southern Hemisphere!
- By collecting small amounts from a large salon network, Sustainable Salons is the first company to recycle excess chemicals in the salon industry. These are pooled and sent to chemical recycling plants where they’re neutralised and turned into recycled water used in roadworks and construction.
- In partnership with Endeavour Foundation, Sustainable Salonsis creating stronger futures for people with a disability by providing purposeful workwithin our material collection and processing streams. Supported Employees head out on the road with trained staff members to collect resources from salons in several areas across our network, while another team sorts and processes the materials for repurposing!
- Sustainably-minded solutions are promoted to help the salon make greener choices! Via Rewards Points, salons can access environmentally-friendly options for everyday salon products,such as eco cleaning products, recycled toilet paper, biodegradable coffee pods, recycled foil, biodegradable towels, biodegradable gloves and more!
- Through various community organisations, salon professionals in the Sustainable Salons network are encouraged to volunteer their time and skillsfor those who don’t have access to these services in our local area.
The Sustainable Salons Network is committed to reducing its ecological footprint, supporting charitable causes and implementing environmentally-sustainable practices in all that we do. Here’s what we’ve achieved on our journey to zero waste!*
52,000kg of plastic kept in circulation and out of landfill
70,800kg of paper recycled
81,700kg of metals diverted from landfill
7,500 litres of excess chemicals recycled back into water
7.1 tonnes of hair collected for The Hair Boom Project
25,300 ponytails collected resulting in 1,265 wigs for cancer and alopecia sufferers
48,000 meals provided for the homeless via OzHarvest
Saved the same amount of CO2 as 180 flights from Sydney to London
Recycled 800kg of e-waste, reducing the amount of raw materials mined and preventing toxins from leaching into the environment
Saved enough water to fill 248,620 baths
In our colour portfolio we offer our clients a range of solutions including Essensity Color which is free from Ammonia, PEG's, Mineral Oils, Artificial Fragrance
With Insulation and heating and cooling in an efficient clean way, the salon has been transformed into a comfortable, modern, streamlined but beautiful space.
We support and use the renewable energy company, Meridian to run the electricity as well as making a concerted effort on to waste electricity in the salon
Our magazines get a new lease on life being recycled by "Above Rubies" a livelihood project founded by His Heart Ministries in the Philippines - to create employment for widows and single mothers.
We use eco friendly green cleaning products
Our Coffee is supplied by Flight Coffee sourced from Colombia, they guarantee fixed margins to farmers who would like to access to the specialty market while providing quality control and access to information to roasters throughout the seasons. They don’t work with large estates, choosing to buy instead from small farms so that access to predictable income is available to a greater number of people.
Lights and electrics are turned off when not in use
Water flow reducers are fitted to basin taps
Monthly we donate to two charities committed to sustainability.
World Wildlife Fund whose mission is to build a future in which people live in harmony with nature. As the world's leading independent conservation body, they know that the well-being of people, wildlife and the environment are closely linked. 85% of WWF's spending is directed to worldwide conservation activities
New Zealand Forest & Bird
Formed in 1923, Forest & Bird has about 80,000 supporters in 50 branches that work on a variety of conservation activities, from re-forestation to lobbying, bird monitoring to weed-busting.
Originally established to protect our native forests and birds, their role has been extended in recent years to include protection of all native species and wild places – on land and in our oceans, lakes and rivers.
Although the issues Forest & Bird has tackled have broadened over time, the same motivation - to protect New Zealand's native flora, fauna, habitats and natural scenic values – is still central to Forest & Bird today.
All bills and statements come electronically and we are actively committed to reducing paper waste in the salon
Our staff receive their daily information and client details digitally so as to reduce the use of paper in the salon
We use paper packaging and recycled paper
We have systems in place for minimising all waste including composting, reusing and recycling.
As part of our commitment to inner well-being we offer Yoga classes in salon on Sunday's & Mondays
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Take a walk down any high street, and it’s clear from store-wide sales that you can buy a lot of cotton for not much money. While mainlining cut-price clothes straight to your wardrobe might not have an obvious impact on wider society, the scale on which we do it is what makes it harmful for the planet.
Kiwis spent more than $3.5 billion in clothing stores in 2012, an 80 per cent jump in spending since 2000 – and that doesn’t take into account the amount we fork out for fashion online.
100 million kilos of textile waste is thrown into the country’s rubbish dumps yearly. That’s the equivalent of every person in New Zealand chucking about 145 medium-sized men’s T-shirts a year. And aside from turning unwanted clothes into rags, insulation or sending them offshore to become another country’s problem, not much is currently done to give old clothes new value.
We can’t fix a nation, but here at Morgan & Morgan The Hair Collective, we do our bit by scheduling a quarterly “Clothes Swap”
All you need to do is Signup here and then we will add you to our mailing list and send the date!
So... What's a clothes swap?
Bring along at least 5 items (the more the merrier!) for exchange. Please ensure all clothes donations are washed, ironed, and in good condition.
We will then sort them into sizes and styles and you are invited to join us (with a glass of wine and loads of giggles while you add to your wardrobe.
The clothes left over at the end will be donated Women’s Refuge