Upcycled Fashion for a Green Cause

Recently, the Meleesa the Salon team got creative with trash for Green Circle’s Earth Month recycling contest. The team put together a fashionable recycled look for a sustainable photoshoot. To create the accessories and look they used Starbucks™ cups for flowers, cardboard filler to make tree leaves, pink trash bags, paper, aluminum cans, and bubble wrap to make jelly fish, all from our daily collected waste. The results where BEAUTIFUL!!

At Meleesa the Salon, we are dedicated to environmentally conscious practices, that’s why we are a certified Green Circle salon. Green Circle partners with salons around the country to recycle and repurpose hair, foils, colour-tubes, papers and plastics and divert excess hair chemicals from being rinsed down the drain. As part of Green Circle’s network of sustainable salons, Meleesa the salon recycles 120 pounds of trash a year. Our excess hair clippings are even repurposed into booms to mop up oil spills.

The winner of the contest will get a forest planted in their name.

Check out our recycled creations!

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Beauty Launchpad Magazine Article

GREEN is the New BLACK

We are proud to share that Meleesa the Salon, a unique and sustainable beauty salon, is part of this Green Movement. Currently, Beauty Launchpad magazine, one of the top industry magazines, features Meleesa the Salon and their partnership with Green Circle Salons. Green Circle Salons is a Canadian company that’s taking an incredible amount of trash left by the beauty industry and is using it in helpful ways. Where do all those hair clipping go? Well, we send them away and they are used as hair absorbing mats for those messy oil spills in the ocean. “Currently Meleesa the Salon recycles 120 pounds of trash a month. The earth is our home and change has to start in our homes and places of work. I love nature and to me, Green is the new Black.” says Meleesa.

We would love for you to come and experience our Sustainable and Cruelty-Free salon, where we are creating more than beauty – we are creating change.

For more information, please contact us.

You can read the full article here: http://beautylaunchpad.epubxp.com/i/655912-apr-2016/34