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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.

The Waste Warriors Awards celebrate those salons and stylists that stand out above the others at eliminating color waste, 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.

The Waste Warriors Awards celebrate those salons and hairdressers that stand out above the others at eliminating colour waste, 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 top five individual stylists, using ‘waste cost per service’ as the core metric to identify who is using the least amount of color to complete services. 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 stylist to find the top five salons and top five individual stylists, using ‘waste cost per service’ as the core metric to identify who is using the least amount of colour to complete services. 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!

Top Salons in North America

#1 Waste Warrior
Sage Tryall Salon Performance Ranking
Average Waste Cost per Service - $0.30

ABOUT SAGE TRYALL SALON

For over 20 years, the elite team at Sage has been revolutionizing the beauty industry by offering top solutions for every guest with our exceptional European color line. Sage Tryall Salon is honored to be the only salon in America where all stylists are American Board Certified Haircolorists (think Master’s Degree in color). They are recognized in the top 1% of salons worldwide as a member of Intercoiffure, an elite group of the most talented and prestigious members of the beauty profession.

Our team is committed to consistent success through advanced education, elevated guest service and giving back to the community we love and serve. We are proud to partner with Oribe, Easi Hair Pro, Halo Couture and our exclusive brand Thirteen Hundred to provide the most luxurious salon experience.

 

People say you need to ‘spend green’ (ie more) to be green but sustainability saves you money. We thought we were good with waste but it was a shock to see how much was left once we started using Vish. Clearly, we’d been over applying. Now we use so much less but still get fantastic results.

#2 Waste Warrior
Flow Salon Performance Ranking
Average Waste Cost per Service - $0.38

ABOUT FLOW SALONSPA

Flow Salonspa is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Chestertown, across from the beautiful Fountain Park. Our 2,600 square foot building, built in 1909 is a comfortable blend of history and trend. Our mission is to push the boundaries of beauty with our extraordinary products, exceptional service and dedication to our guests’ well-being.

#3 Waste Warrior
JEM Hair Studio Performance Ranking
Average Waste Cost per Service - $0.41

ABOUT JEM HAIR STUDIO

For every obstacle crossed there’s an opportunity to develop a new system, believes Jaclyn Cosh, owner of JEM Hair Salon in New Paltz, New York. This mantra has helped her become a 2 time top 200 salon in the nation. With nearly two decades of experience in the beauty industry, Jaclyn feels she hasn’t even scratched the surface yet, she loves developing relationships with stylists and fellow salon owners. She’s also proud to be a part of the Eufora Business team.

 

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

#4 Waste Warrior
The Village Salon Performance Ranking
Average Waste Cost per Service - $0.43

ABOUT THE VILLAGE SALON

At The Village Salon, our goal is to create an experience to remember for every client. To that end, we focus on the details that surround your visit. Whether it be continuing education for our stylists, or the products we use and sell, every thought is given to meeting your needs and expectations. Come and experience the knowledge, comfort and customer service for which The Village Salon is known. Let us create for you an experience to remember. While we have studiously avoided creating anything that could be called a “signature cut,” Village Salon strives to give all our clients the same thing: a clean, warm, modern look that works with their face shape . It’s the perfect formula, one that allows every woman to express herself easily, naturally and beautifully.

“If you want to make change stick, then ensure the team is onside before you start. This is true for any change but especially when it’s about sustainability. Before we brought on Vish, I talked to the team about the issue of color waste and how we could reduce it. Pretty much everyone was on board from the start, which is why we’ve got such low average waste costs per service and 96% reweighing stats

#5 Waste Warrior
Craft House Salon Performance Ranking
Average Waste Cost per Service - $0.61

ABOUT CRAFT HOUSE SALON

Craft House Salon opened its doors in the spring of 2018 intending to be an upbeat and relaxing multi-use space. Our Mission at Craft House Salon is to provide an individualized experience, cultivated through education, passion, and respect for the environment. Sustainability is a regular practice,  and  we work exclusively with Davines
products, a B-certified 100% sustainable company based out of Parma Italy, as well as Cult & King an organic, 1% for the planet company specializing in hair care for wash and wear lifestyles. Aside from products, we are a Green Circle Salon, with a recycling program for all of our salon’s waste; from foils to extra color. We strive to be as paperless as possible, and use treeless or recycled papers when going paperless isn’t an option—including our toilet paper.

Lauren Ehlers - West 13th Salon
#1 Waste Warrior
Lauren Ehlers Performance Ranking
Average Waste Cost per Service - $0.10

ABOUT LAUREN EHLERS

@hairapywithlauren

Lauren Ehlers has been a cosmetologist since early 2017. She just celebrated 5 years at West 13th Salon, awarded Top 200 Salon in America this year for the 2nd year in a row!  During her employment, she has been promoted 4 times and currently is a Designer Stylist.  Lauren is certified in a variety of services including lash extensions, brow laminations, Brazilian Blowout treatments, and her personal favorite Cinderella Hair Extensions.  She loves getting to meet and build relationships with guests in her chair. Lauren also shares her talents by training many of the new talent as they join our team.  Outside of the salon,  Lauren is a Youth Director at Relevant Life Church where she leads worship with her husband.

It’s amazing to be recognized like this. I made it a habit from the start to reweigh just before taking my client to the basin to have her color rinsed. It’s fixed so I rarely forget. This allows me to see exactly how much color I’ll need for my client’s next visit.

Karen Marino - The Village Salon
#2 Waste Warrior
Karen Marino Performance Ranking
Average Waste Cost per Service - $0.23

ABOUT KAREN MARINO

@villagesalonnj

At The Village Salon, our goal is to create an experience to remember for every client. To that end, we focus on the details that surround your visit. Whether it be continuing education for our stylists, or the products we use and sell, every thought is given to meeting your needs and expectations. Come and experience the knowledge, comfort and customer service for which The Village Salon is known. Let us create for you an experience to remember. While we have studiously avoided creating anything that could be called a “signature cut,” Village Salon strives to give all our clients the same thing: a clean, warm, modern look that works with their face shape . It’s the perfect formula, one that allows every woman to express herself easily, naturally and beautifully.

“If you want to make change stick, then ensure the team is onside before you start. This is true for any change but especially when it’s about sustainability. Before we brought on Vish, I talked to the team about the issue of color waste and how we could reduce it. Pretty much everyone was on board from the start, which is why we’ve got such low average waste costs per service and 96% reweighing stats

Ariella Hansen - Sage Tryall Salon
#3 Waste Warrior
Ariella Hansen Performance Ranking
Average Waste Cost per Service - $0.24

ABOUT ARIELLA HANSEN

@visionary4life

I am an American Board Certified Colorist, and have worked at Sage Tryall for 12 years, arriving right out of beauty school. I am an Artistic Director at the salon, and was a Top Ten finalist in the 2017 Intercoiffure Nouveau Creative, Cut, Color, and Texture Contest. On a more personal note, I am passionate about helping facilitate the inner and outer beauty in people and I am honored to have the opportunity to serve each and every guest. My heart is to truly serve others with love.

Sustainability is creativity with responsibility!

Charlene Lynch - Salon 730
#4 Waste Warrior
Charlene Lynch Performance Ranking
Average Waste Cost per Service - $0.34

ABOUT CHARLENE LYNCH

@salon730

I learned the hairdressing trade in high school, and have been at it ever since. I’m married with four children and live in Virginia. The industry has been very good to me, and I am so excited that we are now taking recycling seriously in the industry.

 

Teaming up with a salon waste expert is the easiest first step towards salon sustainability. They will deal with all your trash. We also teamed up with Vish for our color waste. When it was announced I’d won a Vish Waste Warrior Award, it sparked off a huge conversation in the salon about better recycling, which I’ve championed for years

Karen Welch - SoZo HAIR by Bajon Salon & Spa
#5 Waste Warrior
Karen Welch Performance Ranking
Average Waste Cost per Service - $0.39

ABOUT KAREN WELCH

@sozohair1

Karen Welch is a Senior Hair Artist and Owner at SoZo HAIR by Bajon Salon & Spa. She has over 38 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!

The thousands of dollars in waste of hair color that has been going on for so many years is now avoidable! Thanks to Vish, salons can actually see a decent profit. Yes, it’s that powerful. Vish holds us, (hair colorists), accountable and keeps our pocketbooks from bleeding money. As long as the system is used properly, it is a Godsend. I will forever be grateful to Timothy and Josh for creating this system.

Top Salons in the UK

#1 Waste Warrior
Karine Jackson Sustainable Hair Performance Ranking
Average Waste Cost per Service - £0.24

ABOUT KARINE JACKSON SUSTAINABLE HAIR

Karine Jackson has run her eponymous salon in Covent Garden salon for 18 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.

 

We send out a lot of product and I suddenly thought, why am I buying packaging when I have all this cardboard from my stock deliveries that I send to recycling? So now I reuse it. As for Vish, it’s a no-brainer for any salon as it brings down waste while guaranteeing profit with every colour service.

#2 Waste Warrior
The Hair Base Salon Performance Ranking
Average Waste Cost per Service - £0.57

ABOUT THE HAIR BASE SALON

I have had my salon 22 years, I started with £1800 and a pair and a scissors, now I have a salon of 10 people and an Academy, in 2018/19 we went back to the roots on having a brand refresh and refit looking at how we can be more of a community salon with our charity feel by raising over £35k for charities over the years and also being greener and more sustainable.

The salon prides itself on client care and we look at The Hair Base as our work home, giving the relaxed homely feel while professional and sustainable.

 

Everything we do is first considered from a sustainability angle. Most of our own-brand products are sulphate and paraben-free, and about 80% of our clients who buy them return to our refillery for top-ups rather than buy more plastic. It is amazing that we won a Vish Waste Warrior Award. It’s really great for the team and they deserve it because they do not compromise when it comes to the planet.

#3 Waste Warrior
The Colourhouse - Ascot Performance Ranking
Average Waste Cost per Service - £0.58

ABOUT THE COLOURHOUSE – ASCOT

The Colourhouse space has been designed to deliver a very special experience to our guests. Our highly experienced team of hair specialists are renowned for their technical and creative expertise while our partnership with Aveda reflects our commitment to delivering only the purest in haircare.

#4 Waste Warrior
Asylum Hair and Beauty Performance Ranking
Average Waste Cost per Service - £0.69

ABOUT ASYLUM HAIR AND BEAUTY

I have been hairdressing now for around 18 years dare I say. I started in just a local salon to where I lived learning all of the basics and always had that hunger for more education that the majority of hairdressers have. I then moved to a few different salons until I came to one that worked with Paul Mitchell products. This allowed me to then apply to be part of Paul Mitchell’s global education team to which I got onto after a long factor like application and spent 2 years educating for them. I then went onto working for myself with an aim to open my own salon, which I did in 2018.

I never wanted Asylum to be just your average hair salon. I started with the purpose of being cruelty free, vegan, gender neutral and sustainable with a push towards finding anything I could to help towards a sustainable workplace. We became one of the first salons to become paper free with all of our client records, and using apps for colour and skin testing such as Consult by Timely that syncs with our system, which then lead the way to finding Vish, the perfect system to simultaneously measure our colour and update records while helping us to stop using so much colour, reducing salon costs by a massive amount and saving the amount of chemicals being sent to waste bins or being washed into water supplies.

 

I ploughed the profit into education, including extension training, which has helped grow our business. Squeezing more profit from colour also means I’ve been able to avoid compromising services or being forced into crazy price rises. After the disaster of COVID and the rising cost of absolutely everything in the salon, Vish has helped us retain and grow our clientele.

#5 Waste Warrior
Sue Davis Hair & Beauty Performance Ranking
Average Waste Cost per Service - £0.76

ABOUT SUE DAVIS HAIR & BEAUTY

Our team is a fusion of ‘new talent’ and ‘years of experience’, so, whatever your age, style or hair type, we have the perfect hairdresser for everyone. We pride ourselves on our service and giving our clients the most gorgeous hair they can dream of, literally lifting away the years in many cases, whilst offering the most ‘maintenance free’ hairstyles possible. We keep up to date on the latest hair and beauty techniques and use the very best products available. Sue Davis, heads up the hair and beauty team in Blaby, however, also spends many hours travelling, sharing her passion for the industry to other hairdressing professionals. Sue works as a Pure Artist with the Creative Team at Pureology, one of L’oreals best kept secrets for keeping your colour in tip top condition.

 

Sustainability isn’t just about the planet, it’s also about your salon. Protecting our colour profit using Vish has helped make us sustainable longer-term as we’ve been able to expand our beauty service. The money we’ve saved by using Vish has been reinvested in new beauty equipment and education that has allowed us to upscale our clients’ bills.

Simon Hall - Karine Jackson Sustainable Hair
#1 Waste Warrior
Simon Hall Performance Ranking
Average Waste Cost per Service - £0.12

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 17 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, and appeared on stage at salon international London and Pro Hair Live in Manchester.

It’s fantastic to be recognised as a Waste Warrior. It’s important to all of us at the salon that we keep colour waste to a minimum to sustain profitability. We charge for colour, so dispensing only what we need is good for our clients as well as the planet.

Karine Jackson- Karine Jackson Sustainable Hair
#2 Waste Warrior
Karine Jackson Performance Ranking
Average Waste Cost per Service - £0.27

ABOUT KARINE JACKSON

@karinejacksonhair

Karine Jackson has run her eponymous salon in Covent Garden salon for 18 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.

 

We send out a lot of product and I suddenly thought, why am I buying packaging when I have all this cardboard from my stock deliveries that I send to recycling? So now I reuse it. As for Vish, it’s a no-brainer for any salon as it brings down waste while guaranteeing profit with every colour service.

Charlotte Ryan - Salon 26
#3 Waste Warrior
Charlotte Ryan Performance Ranking
Average Waste Cost per Service - £0.34

ABOUT CHARLOTTE RYAN

@salon26bromley_br2

I’ve been hairdressing for 20+ years and I’m a London based stylist in our little boutique salon in Bromley. I strive to learn something new all the time and was very excited when we got our Vish system. I’m an all rounder stylist but aspire to one day be a curly/textured hair specialist.

I’m very competitive, so I always want to do better than the time before. Waste Warriors has also enabled me to become more of a role model for our apprentice; after we found out about my win, she came to me and said she wanted to become a waste warrior one day. Each millilitre counts.

Seraphim Williams - Nikki Froud Hairdressing
#4 Waste Warrior
Seraphim Williams Performance Ranking
Average Waste Cost per Service - £0.39

ABOUT SERAPHIM WILLIAMS

@hair-by-seraphim

I 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 and we became a really close knit 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! I have worked with Vish now for two years and have worked for Nikki for 5 years.  I have found using Vish a massive help with day to day salon life and has helped me grow as a stylist and also gain a really good understanding of waste as the facts are in front of you. We will often turn Vish into a competition for the month as a team because we are just that competitive.

Understanding how much wasted product there is allowed me to take personal responsibility for product use, as Vish breaks down what I’ve used week by week and I can make improvements or see where I need to improve the following week. Comparing our stats has become a competitive part of the salon as we are all on a mission to bring down product waste.

Becca Mcgough - Alchemy & I
#5 Waste Warrior
Becca Mcgough Performance Ranking
Average Waste Cost per Service - £0.74

ABOUT BECCA MCGOUGH

@becca.alchemyandi

Becca, who has worked in the industry for over 6 years, is a hairstylist with a flair for cutting and colouring. Becca’s passion for hair and creativity drives her desire to constantly level up her art, and there’s nothing more Becca loves than exploring new techniques and bringing them together to create a dream look for her clients.

 

“Once I had 100% reweigh, I began competing with myself because I didn’t want to get anything lower, so I’ve been striving to maintain that figure. My best advice for others is that all it takes is perseverance and as you use Vish more, the easier it gets. In the end, you’ll find it helps you to be quicker when you do your client’s hair again.

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