Bournemouth & Poole College has proved its environmental credentials by joining the Green Salon Collective, becoming the first further education institution in the country to launch a sustainable hair salon.
The College has re-branded its five hair salons and five beauty salons to ‘ReNew Salons’.
Consequently, the College will now have access to informative guidance and support to facilitate salon sustainability. It is now possible for ReNew Salons to recycle materials that would usually be classed as ‘non-recyclable’, preventing less waste being sent to landfill. This includes turning chemicals, plastics, PPE, used foils, colour tubes and hair waste into fuel in a ‘clean’ way.
The beauty and hair teams will review the products used in the salons to transition to more environmentally friendly products in-line with this new ethos.
Kizi Padden-Tuhey, assessor/trainer at Bournemouth & Poole College, said: “The College hopes to lead the way in making sustainable salons a standard practice. We see it as our responsibility as an education provider to teach young people about what can be done now to minimise the impact on our environment for our future generations.
“This movement isn’t unique to our hair and beauty courses, sustainability and learning in a ‘greener’ way is part of a college wide commitment. We know that massive changes aren’t going to happen overnight, but by shifting our focus onto practising sustainably, we hope to kick-start a new era of hair and beauty.”
Applications for Hair and Beauty courses and Apprenticeships are open now at the College with a September start. Students who complete the programme will receive an additional ‘eco sustainability certificate’ in partnership with Southampton University, proving that they are qualified to practice sustainably in the workplace.
ReNew Salons are now open to the public for hair and beauty treatments, but pre-booking is essential.
For more information on ReNew Salons and the courses available for enrolment, visit www.thecollege.co.uk/renew
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