We all know plastic waste, especially single-use plastics, is a pressing issue for our environment and big brands aren’t always the fastest to keep pace. So Brighton indie-salon, Simon Webster Hair, have launched their own initiative – to offer refills on shampoo and conditioners to their clients.
The family-run Gardner Street salon has won awards for their progressive approach to business (inc genderfree styling, democratic staffing and client-centred approach) and with SWH Refills they’re hoping to make a positive impact on the waste produced by the hairdressing industry and encourage suppliers to transition to 100% refillable products.
“It’s not going to change the world”, said owner Sophie Webster, “But if we can all assess where we can help and do our bit, then it’s a start. And if we can offer a new service that encourages suppliers to think about their own behaviour, then that’s a good start. For our clients, it means we can reduce the cost of the product because they’re not paying for plastic bottles every time they buy. ”
The refills initiative is simple: buy your original bottle from SWH Team, enjoy it at home and then when you’ve used it up, return your empties to the salon for a discounted refill.
Simon Webster Hair is situated on Gardner Street and is a winner of UK Ultimate Salon Award. A single-salon, family-run salon, they are rated amongst the best of the salons in the UK and renowned for their welcoming and inclusive environment.
Find Simon Webster Hair at 16 Gardner Street, Brighton.
Opening Times: Mon-Thurs 10am-8pm. Fri & Sat 10am-6pm