|Skin - the green makeover|
The essential guide to green hair and beauty uncovered
The hair and beauty sector is made up of unsung neighbourhood businesses to global brand leaders with the potential to be the front runner on greener and profitable business, developing a new generation of environmentally aware and skilled people from diverse walks of life. Click here to down-load the essential guide to green hair and beauty uncovered
In the UK there are 31,000 hair and beauty businesses. It’s worth £500 million with an estimated 340 million visits a year. It has an estimated 205,000 jobs that’s double the number of jobs predicted for the energy efficiency manufacturing sector
The hair and beauty industry may not hit you as an obvious starting point for greening the economy. But hair dryers and nail varnish are just as important as solar panels in a fair low carbon economy that offers greener jobs for everyone.
Stripping products of hazardous substances, smarter use of water and electricity, greening training and jobs can make the hair and beauty a leading green industry and green job provider.
The Skin Award
The first Salon Skin Award winner is Max Centini, owner of the eco chic hair salon Maximiliano Centini Salon.
The Trainer and Trainee Awards will be launched in January 2012 with the support of the prestigious London College of Beauty Therapy and others.
We’ll be following the award winners throughout the year offering advice on reducing green footprint, developing business and jobs that care equally for profit, planet, product, jobs and services.
We’re keeping it under wraps for now but we can tell you that the third Ambassador will be joining Skin soon.
Making an Impact
We’re always looking for partners, sponsors and innovative ideas, if you feel you can help, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org