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The Beauty Industry creates 877 pounds of waste every single minute. Our mission is to change that.

Created by beauty industry leaders, our award-winning program empowers salons to recover up to 95% of their beauty waste. That includes previously unrecoverable materials and hard-to-recycle items like hair clippings, foils, excess hair color, aerosol cans, and color tubes.

 

Our goal is to help salons and spas go green, gain clients, save money and build revenue in a way that’s ethical and simple. We do that while also ensuring our own operations and practices are green and sustainable. We’ve been certified by B Corp and the Carbon Trust to acknowledge that we meet the highest standards of environmental and social responsibility, and meet requirements for Zero Waste to Landfill.

Our Values Change starts from within

Think Sustainably

We’re being the change we want to see in the world. We’re making beauty beautiful.

Lead with a Big Heart

We act with courage and humility, and we value diversity and inclusion.

See the Possibilities

We see challenges as opportunities, carve our own path and go where no one has gone before.

Go All In

We go above and beyond every day to help bring our mission to life.

Our Journey From 2009 to today.

Back in 2009, Shane Price, our Founder and CEO, started noticing firsthand the beauty industry’s waste challenges. He knew there must be a better way. With a passion for the industry and a background in science, he launched Green Circle Salons, the world’s first sustainable salon solution.
2009
2009
We brought on our first clients. Located in Toronto, Canada, we helped our first member salons recycle their hair, foils, plastic and paper.
2010
2010
We supported disaster relief efforts in Haiti and the Gulf of Mexico. In 2010, Haiti was struck by a devastating earthquake, and later that year an oil spill affected the Gulf of Mexico. We donated relief supplies made from recovered hair, such as sleeping mats and oil booms.
2011
2011
We launched our excess hair color recovery program. That meant we could start accepting and recycling excess hair color - helping to keep the 42,000 pounds of excess hair colour that’s washed down the drain every day from our waterways!
2012
2012
We headed west. In 2012, we brought on our first 30 salons in British Columbia, Canada.
2013
2013
We continued to expand across Canada. We started to service Montreal, Quebec and Calgary, Alberta.
2014
2014
We launched hAIRmail. That meant we were able to go national and service all of Canada by letting salons mail their waste to us.
2014
2014
We entered the US, beginning with Chicago. Launching on Earth Day, we had 12 American salons sign up on the first day.
2015
2015
We made waves in the industry. We participated in and recovered beauty waste from notable industry events like Redken Symposium, Serious Business, Trifecta and Aveda Congress.
2015
2015
Launched partnership with Davines. Davines is a sustainable haircare line formulated in Italy. As a fellow BCorp certified company, our partnership really was a perfect union that ensures their sustainably sourced product is recovered in the most environmentally responsible way.
2016
2016
We started building important partnerships with industry leaders. We partnered with Kevin Murphy and Estée Lauder audited our facilities to finalize our partnership with Aveda.
2016
2016
We supported disaster relief efforts in Fort McMurray, Alberta. In the summer of 2016, wildfires ravaged the community of Fort McMurray. We partnered with Salon Magazine and Fabric depot to donate pet beds made from recovered hair to the Fort McMurray Humane Society.
2017
2017
We started researching and developing hair-based plastics. Our lab began efforts to combine recovered hair and recycled plastics to create bio-composite plastic, which is stronger and lighter than regular plastic.
2017
2017
Chatters joined Green Circle Salons. Our Educators in each region helped to train and onboard all 116 locations.
2017
2017
Participated in a project with Fleming College. We received funding from the Canadian government's Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, to run a project with Fleming College's Centre for Advancement of Water and Wastewater Technologies.
2018
2018
We launched the Boutique program. It’s important to us to help all salons - big and small - recover their beauty waste. Our Boutique program was created specifically to help smaller salons keep people and the planet beautiful.
2019
2019
Became BCorp and Zero Waste To Landfill Certified. These certifications demonstrate that we meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance.
2019
2019
Celebrated our 10 year anniversary! 10 years of keeping people and the planet beautiful!
2019
2019
We donated $6400 to the Amazon Conservation Team. Our donation went towards recovery efforts on behalf of our new member salons.

Meet Our Team

Amy Goei

Global Director of Education & Sales

Bryn Collier

Director of Marketing

Dave Webster

Controller

Gary Kasper

Director of Operations, Global

Melissa Stubbs

HR Manager

Satoko Nakajima

Head of People and Planet

Shane Price

Founder and CEO

Thank you for taking the time to build out your custom program estimate. You are one step closer to starting your journey to make people and the planet beautiful.

You have qualified for our Boutique program! This is an online opportunity for salons that need less program supervision from Green Circle Salons to participate in the mission to Make Beauty Beautiful.

For more information about our Boutique program, click here

If you have any questions about this program, our Customer Care team is here to help! You can reach them at 877-424-3327 or info@greencirclesalons.com.

If you’re ready to get started click the link below!

Get Started!

Sustainably yours,

The Green Circle Salons Team

Your Personalized Program

Based on the information you provided, here's what your program could look like:

1) New revenue generated per month: $

*Based on charging your clients an Environmental Stewardship Fee (ESF) of $2 per visit.

2) Amount sent to Green Circle Salons to cover program costs: starting at $ per client: $ per month*

3) Salon revenue for you to invest in new cost-saving green technologies like LED lighting, low-flow faucets, etc:

$ per month*

$ per year*

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*These numbers are estimates only. Program costs are dependent on the type of beauty waste you send to us.