Salons produce tonnestons of waste every year – from foil to colourcolor tubes and even hair, the amount of waste heading to the landfill is hard to reconcile. For JC Aucamp, salon owner and founder of Salon Sustainability, this information was the wake-up call that something needed to change.
Hungry for Change
“Being a salon owner, I became more and more aware of waste – and as a very busy salon, the amount of non-biodegradable foil we were throwing away was too much for me to bear,“ said JC. When he shared his frustrations with his twin brother Jacus, they realisedrealized that 95% of the waste produced could actually be recycled – and in 2020, Salon Sustainability was born.