02 February, 2022
Sustainability is a hot and very important topic right now.
In this week’s blog we’re going to share with you some of our tips on how you
and your Salon can operate in the most sustainable way.
I know making changes to the way you run your business may seem daunting but one of the best things you could do to make your salon more sustainable is to make small changes in the day-to-day running’s of your salon.
One small change you could make in your hair salon would be to make the switch from one use foils when doing colour treatments to an alternative which could be reusable or biodegradable. One company doing this which we love is Paper Not Foil UK | Sustainable hair foils | Order Online
A similar change you could make in your tanning salons is instead of selling sachets of cream, you could sell ‘tan pots’ in reusable containers. They way this would work is instead of sachets you could sell your customers a reusable container which they would be able to pay for topping up from larger bottles if they would rather do this than buy a full bottle. By encouraging customers to bring back the tan pots and just refill them, this would create a lot less waste than if they were to buy a sachet every time they came.
We know that for many salons, washing things such as towels, cloths and other reusable equipment is a vital step in making sure your salon is clean and runs efficiently. One small thing that you could do is ensure that when you’re putting a load of washing on, make sure you’re doing just one full load rather than multiple partial loads. As well as this making your salon more sustainable, this will also save you money.
As well as these small changes, one of the simplest and most effective changes you could make is moving from a paper-based system to a computer-based system such as Salon Tracker. Making this move saves waste from things such as client cards and also paper agreement forms. When you move to a software from a paper-based system everything will be stored electronically in one place meaning your salon will not only be greener, but also more organised and easier to run.
One feature that Salon Tracker has in order to help you reduce paper waste is the option for your customers to electronically sign your agreement which will then be stored in the customer cards as a PDF rather than you needing to print off your agreement for them to sign.
Also, if you’re thinking about implementing a paperless system but are apprehensive about the cost to do so, the UK government are currently offering a 50% funded discount for your business to get software with the new digital software grant. If you would like more information on this either contact us at Salon Tracker or click the following link: Help to Grow: Digital - Diagnostic Tool (learn-to-grow-your-business.service.gov.uk).
If you would like any more information on any of these tips or if you would like to get signed up for your free demonstration and two-week trial of Salon Tracker, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 0113 350 8230 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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