A Farmington Hills hair salon has begun doing its part to tackle the “ugly truth” of the beauty industry.
Tasha Schurgin, co-owner of The Studio for Hair, said in a press release that salons in North America generate over 400,000 pounds of waste, including 65,000 pounds of hair. Her award-winning salon, located on Orchard Lake Road, has decided to become part of the solution, by joining forces with Green Circle Salons (GCS), the most comprehensive recycling program available.
Schurgin said the salon now recycles hair, plastic, paper, metals, color overmix and styrofoam, reducing its waste by more than 90 percent. As of June 1, The Studio for Hair has kept almost 500 pounds of waste out of landfills. It’s the only salon in the state to be Green Circle Salon certified.
“We believe everyone can make a difference, change the world, or change the world for one person,” said Schurgin. “At the Studio for Hair, we pride ourselves in now being able to do both, by giving our clients beautiful hair and keeping our planet beautiful, today and every day.”
The cost of the program is $1.50 per visit, and the nine-person salon’s guests have gotten on board as well, added co-owner Natalie Sikora.
“Our guests are happy to partner with us to create a different future, one where getting your hair done and feeling good about yourself didn’t add to the world’s problem of generating trash that ends up in a landfill or our water ways,” she said. “What it comes down to is, $1.50 to make a difference, $1.50 to impact the future of our world.”
To learn more about The Studio for Hair and their Green Circle Salon certification, visit thestudioforhair.com.