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Congratulations Waste Warriors

Vish has many benefits that salons and stylists sign up for – formula tracking, inventory forecasting, price management, profit preservation, and eliminating waste. At the heart of its purpose is waste and providing a solution to this global issue is the reason so many benefits rise to the surface when a salon can gain control over color waste.

In its inaugural year, the Waste Warriors Awards are celebrating those salons and stylists that stand out above the others at driving down the cost per service, using less to create more.

Congratulations Waste Warriors

Vish has many benefits that salons and hairdressers sign up for – formula tracking, stock forecasting, price management, profit preservation, and eliminating waste. At the heart of its purpose is waste and providing a solution to this global issue is the reason so many benefits rise to the surface when a salon can gain control over colour waste.

In its inaugural year, the Waste Warriors Awards are celebrating those salons and hairdressers that stand out above the others at driving down the cost per service, using less to create more.

What Does it Take to Be in the Top Five?

Vish reviewed the metrics of each salon and stylist to find the top five salons and individual stylists. Using ‘cost per service’ as the core metric to identify who is using the least amount of color to complete services in main color categories: Regrowth / All Over Color, Highlights, Balayage, and Toner. While Vish tracks waste as a percentage of the service as well as the dollar amount of product wasted, when you are an elite Waste Warrior, there was no way to compare against those that don’t waste at all!

What Does it Take to Be in the Top Five?

Vish reviewed the metrics of each salon and hairdresser to find the top five salons and individual stylists. Using ‘cost per service’ as the core metric to identify who is using the least amount of colour to complete services in main colour categories: Regrowth / All Over Colour, Highlights, Balayage, and Toner. While Vish tracks waste as a percentage of the service as well as the dollar amount of product wasted, when you are an elite Waste Warrior, there was no way to compare against those that don’t waste at all!

#1 Waste Warrior
Reve Salon Performance Ranking
Average Cost per Service - $3.06

ABOUT REVE SALON

You can’t teach passion, nor can you teach people to have a heart for customer service. Passion includes a dedication to their career, a commitment to continuous education, and improving their skills. All Reve team members have the opportunity to mentor and teach so leadership skills and teamwork are important traits I look for.

At first, weighing and reweighing bowls seemed to take longer, but the team soon realized that having a system that automatically records their formula speeds up the whole process.

#2 Waste Warrior
Jem Hair Studio Performance Ranking
Average Cost per Service - $3.12

ABOUT JEM HAIR STUDIO

Jem Hair Studio is located in New Paltz, New York. We have been serving up gorgeous hair to our community for 7 years specializing in extensions, precision cuts, customized color, and event styling.

Sustainability in salons is critical now more than ever, what we do in our salons today will directly affect the generations to come. By eliminating waste we can help conserve natural resources and reduce pollution caused by manufacturers. We plan to continue our contribution as a sustainable and efficient salon.

#3 Waste Warrior
Craft + Theory Performance Ranking
Average Cost per Service - $3.60

ABOUT CRAFT + THEORY

Craft+Theory is an eco-focused salon priding itself on the best products, services, and service while being as sustainable as we possibly can. We are a Green Circle Certified Salon and in addition, Vish continues to help us prevent waste of color not only from an economic standpoint but from an ecological standpoint as well.

We create a culture of accountability. I coach my staff on re-weigh percentage and not waste. If they continue to re-weigh, their lives become much easier as Vish adjusts formulations to cut back on waste. They also understand our stance on the environment as well so it makes them feel as though they are helping the “cause”.

#4 Waste Warrior
Pure Eco Wellness Salon Performance Ranking
Average Cost per Service - $3.74

ABOUT PURE ECO WELLNESS SALON

Pure Eco-Wellness Salon and Spa is an unpretentious, nurturing, green refuge that inspires health & well-being. Susan Pilate, the owner, devotes much time to research & development which enables Pure to offer the industry’s finest selection of eco-friendly hair, skin & beauty products & services to help our guests look more beautiful & feel better while helping our planet to stay healthy.

From the beginning, my passion to be able to deliver “greener & cleaner beauty” has been at the core of who Pure Eco-Wellness is and what we stand for, hence our name. The decision to invest in Vish has not only helped us to give sustenance to who we are, but it provided amazing results for our business. Vish has given us a system to support sustainability and reduce waste, while at the same time enabling us to deliver even better, more consistent results for our guests.

#5 Waste Warrior
Luxe Salon Performance Ranking
Average Cost per Service - $3.84

ABOUT LUXE SALON

For over 21 years, Luxe Salon has provided a distinctive combination of salon, spa, and artisan boutique. We specialize in the highest quality services for hair and body, utilizing cutting-edge technology to bring our customers the finest color, hair care, and products. Our talented team consists of stylists with 30+ years of experience. Our stylists make sure to provide each customer with a unique and exceptional service catered to their specific needs.

I know Vish has been a savior for our salon and we won’t be without it again.

Karen Welch - Sozo Hair
#1 Waste Warrior
Karen Welch Performance Ranking
Average Cost per Service - $2.12

ABOUT KAREN WELCH

@sozohair1

Karen Welch is a Senior Hair Artist and Owner at SoZo HAIR by Bajon Salon & Spa. She has over 37 years of experience in the Hair Fashion Industry and is considered an expert in hair design and hair color. She also feels the shampoo experience at a salon should be OUTSTANDING and takes pride in giving special care in that area.

She is skilled with Fusion and Hot Head Extensions, the benefits of extensions never cease to amaze her. They have come such a long way with the technology, wearing extensions, whether for length, fullness or manageability, is easier than ever before.

Prior to opening SoZo HAIR by Bajon Salon & Spa Karen worked for distributors and manufacturers such as Redken and Wella International as the Regional Director of Education teaching Wella product knowledge along with hair color theory and techniques to salons.

She has many Management and Educational responsibilities at SoZo HAIR that ensure the salon is providing the very best service to every client who walks in the door. Client service and satisfaction are her main priorities!
Karen’s other passion is for children in need. Inside and outside of the salon, helping children any way she can is a focus. Through many fundraisers and volunteer vacations, it fills her spirit to enjoy kids from here and afar! Knowing SoZo offers top-quality products and that we donate shampoo/body wash to children with every sale of our shampoos and conditioners, my days are all that much more meaningful.

Our coach from Inspiring Champions recommended Vish to us and it has blown me away. I didn’t think this sort of tool was even possible. My husband is a chemical engineer and very analytical so he loved it at first sight.

The amount of wasted product going down the drain and into the trash, (which also means wasted money) has been an issue since the beginning of haircolor’s existence.

We are beyond thrilled with the effectiveness of using Vish. This tool can literally save salons since the profit margin is so low in the industry. Every little thing plays into the bottom line but Vish makes a huge difference, not just a little when used correctly.

It also helps save the environment by not putting so much extra chemical down the drain and in our trash.

I am so very impressed that Timothy and Josh tackled the amazing technology. Not being an analytical type by nature, I can only imagine the effort and hours (not to mention dollars) that had to go into this!

Renee Gavioli - Reve Salon
#2 Waste Warrior
@reneegav
Renee Gavioli Performance Ranking
Average Cost per Service - $2.17
Chris Schnabel - Reve Salon
#3 Waste Warrior
Chris Schnabel Performance Ranking
Average Cost per Service - $2.41
Shena Knight - Pin-up Curls
#4 Waste Warrior
Shena Knight Performance Ranking
Average Cost per Service - $2.50
Carmen Wigmans - Reve Salon
#5 Waste Warrior
@carmenwigmans
Carmen Wigman Performance Ranking
Average Cost per Service - $2.58

ABOUT CARMEN WIGMANS

A Sylvania native, I began my career after graduating high school in 1981. My dream, or “Reve” in French, came true in 1987. Traveling abroad was a huge inspiration! Places like California, Toronto, Germany, and Holland not only expanded my salon and spa service knowledge but also inspired the interior design of Reve!

#1 Waste Warrior
Karine Jackson Salon Performance Ranking
Average Cost per Service - £3.55

ABOUT KARINE JACKSON

Karine Jackson has run her eponymous salon in Covent Garden salon for 17 years alongside an active industry presence; in 2017 she was elected President of the Fellowship for British Hairdressing having previously served as Chancellor. Winner of London Hairdresser of the Year in 2007, she has also won the Fellowship Consumer Image of the Year in 2011, Most Wanted Hair Trend in 2015, Colour Expert and Hair Heroine in the Hair Magazine Awards 2018, been shortlisted for Most Wanted Colour Expert three times and in 2009 was shortlisted for Men’s Hairdresser of the year. Passionate about apprenticeships and recruiting young people to the industry as well as organic hairdressing, she has appeared on Woman’s Hour, The One Show and has a regular presence in the press. She was the first London salon to be awarded Certified Sustainable and as a long advocate of organic colouring and hairdressing at her west end salon, Karine has built her business around ethical values without compromising on performance or trend. Her single-use plastic-free salon provides a refill service for shampoos and conditioners, offers Vegan refreshments for her clients, and uses Vegan-friendly brands including Organic Colour Systems.

My sustainability journey started 15 years ago. A client was diagnosed with cancer and asked me to look at less harmful colour brands. I was shocked at the ingredients in colour and since then as a team we look at all areas of our service, carbon foot print, packaging, where ingredients are sourced from, most of all what effect our life styles has on our planet. I believe we can make change; we can spread the message within our industry – small steps to big change.

#2 Waste Warrior
CC Hair Salon Performance Ranking
Average Cost per Service - £5.19

ABOUT CC HAIR SALON

At CC Hair we do all that we can to ensure that every client has a marvelous experience. We offer a full range of cutting-edge salon services- clipper/cutting services for men, women, and children, shampoo/blow-dry, colour, perms, and hair extensions.

We have found Vish to be simple and effective when it comes to cutting waste, easy to understand, and use for first-time users.
Being a busy salon sometimes meant that members of staff would forget to fill out the client cards but Vish is great as it automatically logs the formula used on the record card when mixing.

#3 Waste Warrior
Misho Hair Studio Performance Ranking
Average Cost per Service - £5.20

ABOUT MISHO HAIR STUDIO

I set up Misho Hair Studio in January 2018, after years of working with Aveda for the reason of their ethos, and philosophy around sustainability. I like to play my part in this and when I discovered Vish I jumped straight onto it. Our standards of precision and using environmentally friendly products carry through to a passion for providing the best quality service and experience to our guests, all in the knowledge we are minimising our impact on the environment and financially efficient. We all have to play our part in protecting the planet and Vish holds us to account allowing us to do so.

#4 Waste Warrior
Elevan Hair Salon Performance Ranking
Average Cost per Service - £5.23

ABOUT ELEVAN HAIR SALON

At Elevan we are always on the lookout for the latest products and trends, ensuring your hair gets the best possible treatment available!

I think Waste Warriors will be a great program to incentivise the staff to improve our standing.

#5 Waste Warrior
Mayfair & Grace Performance Ranking
Average Cost per Service - £5.74

ABOUT MAYFAIR & GRACE

Mayfair and Grace Is a beautiful Salon and Day Spa situated in the heart of Tetbury. We run with the Ethos ‘Kind to your body, kind to the environment’ specialising in luxury, clean, cruelty-free, natural, and organic brands. We are continuously looking for ways to decrease our carbon footprint as a company, including becoming a sustainable salon in all waste areas.

I think Vish should be an essential item to invest in for every salon, it is a tool we’ve desperately been missing within the industry for such a long time now.

If you haven’t already implemented any environmental measures in your salon, now is the time that we all need to start thinking about the impact our waste is causing and what we are leaving behind for our future generations. By using Vish you WILL create less chemical wastage going down your sinks, less package wasting going into landfill, and of course, a more profitable salon for yourself.

Simon Hall - Karine Jackson Sustainable Hair
#1 Waste Warrior
Simon Hall Performance Ranking
Average Cost per Service - £2.94

ABOUT SIMON HALL

@simonhall79

Simon trained at Toni & Guy over 20 years ago whilst also working as a makeup artist, and has been at Karine Jackson for 14 years. Now a colour specialist at the salon, who is passionate about colour corrections. Simon has undertaken a year-long course for advanced colourists on the Fellowship for British Hairdressing’s Colour Project. He has educated for Organic Colour System in Europe, Sweden, and across the UK. Appeared on stage at salon international London and Pro Hair Live in Manchester.

Vish helps us to be sustainable because it stops you from using too much colour or too many tubes of colour. So it allows you to work out the stock, and also stops you from putting so much rubbish down the sink or in the bin, because you know what you’re using. Vish really helps!

Karine Jackson - Karine Jackson Sustainable Hair
#2 Waste Warrior
Simon Hall Performance Ranking
Average Cost per Service - £2.94

ABOUT KARINE JACKSON

@karinejacksonhair

Karine Jackson has run her eponymous salon in Covent Garden salon for 17 years alongside an active industry presence; in 2017 she was elected President of the Fellowship for British Hairdressing having previously served as Chancellor. Winner of London Hairdresser of the Year in 2007, she has also won the Fellowship Consumer Image of the Year in 2011, Most Wanted Hair Trend in 2015, Colour Expert and Hair Heroine in the Hair Magazine Awards 2018, been shortlisted for Most Wanted Colour Expert three times and in 2009 was shortlisted for Men’s Hairdresser of the year. Passionate about apprenticeships and recruiting young people to the industry as well as organic hairdressing, she has appeared on Woman’s Hour, The One Show and has a regular presence in the press. She was the first London salon to be awarded Certified Sustainable and as a long advocate of organic colouring and hairdressing at her west end salon, Karine has built her business around ethical values without compromising on performance or trend. Her single-use plastic-free salon provides a refill service for shampoos and conditioners, offers Vegan refreshments for her clients, and uses Vegan-friendly brands including Organic Colour Systems.

My sustainability journey started 15 years ago. A client was diagnosed with cancer and asked me to look at less harmful colour brands. I was shocked at the ingredients in colour and since then as a team we look at all areas of our service, carbon foot print, packaging, where ingredients are sourced from, most of all what effect our life styles has on our planet. I believe we can make change; we can spread the message within our industry – small steps to big change.

Seraphim Williams - Nikki Froud
#3 Waste Warrior
Seraphim Williams Performance Ranking
Average Cost per Service - £3.70

ABOUT SERAPHIM WILLIAMS

@hair-by-seraphim

My name is seraphim, I am twenty years old and started in the industry at fifteen. I have always been very lucky that from the moment I walked into a salon for the first time. I was sure that I was going to become a hairdresser. I work at Nikki Froud’s in Hampshire, Nikki took me in as an apprentice at sixteen and trained me up I fell in love with the team we became really closes nit group and I even went to work abroad for a year and still came back for more with an amazing team so it must be something in the water that Nikki gives us!

Alexia Legrand - Karine Jackson Sustainable Hair
#4 Waste Warrior
Alexia Legrand Performance Ranking
Average Cost per Service - £3.91

ABOUT ALEXIA LEGRAND

@coiffurealexia

My name is Alexia Legrand. I’m hairdresser for 7 years soon. I’m french and I am 23 years old next month. I feel like it’s important to work in a sustainable salon cause just some little change at work is a big change for the environment.

Aimee Hudson - Conrad Blandford
#5 Waste Warrior
Aimee Hudson Performance Ranking
Average Cost per Service - £3.98