Bayview’s Bella Salon goes ‘green’

Salon Bella in Bayview has plans for its waste to become more environmentally sustainable.

In a news release, salon owners Talmadge Hickman and Chelsie Perkins announced they had partnered with Green Circle Salons, a company dedicated to turning salon waste into recyclable materials and renewable energy.

According to the Green Circle Salons mission statement and philosophy, the business aims to make the North American salon industry sustainable by 2020. Green Circle Salons recycles and repurposes hair, foils, color tubes, papers and plastics. Excess hair products are diverted from being rinsed into the drain and thus the sewer system and environment.

In a CTV News Vancouver story about certified Green Circle Salons in British Columbia, it was reported that cut hair is made into hair booms to “mop” up oil spills, some of which were used to soak up the BP oil spill in Gulf of Mexico six years ago.

Salon Bella joins a list of 25 other styling studios in Washington, and hundreds more across the United States and Canada.

“With your help, we hope to make a positive change in our industry and thank you in advance for your help,” Hickman said in the news release.