Popular hair salon and educator Servilles are focusing their energy on becoming more eco-friendly in order to achieve a positive sustainable impact on the planet. To meet their environmental goals, Servilles has become the first New Zealand company to be part of the revolutionary movement Sustainable Salons.
Sustainable Salons is a comprehensive resource recovery service that rewards salons and gives back to the community. Determined to reduce the ecological footprint of the hair industry, this groundbreaking initiative collects material from salon bins and redirects it be to reused, recycled or repurposed. Even hair clippings find a new life, being used for composting in community gardens. 100% of the recycling proceeds are donated to OzHarvest and KiwiHarvest, which feed the most vulnerable in our communities.
To date, Sustainable Salons has saved the following from going into landfill and waterways:
- 70,800kg of paper
- 52,000kg of plastic
- 81,700kg of metal
- 7,500 litres of chemicals
Servilles Academy’s New Home
Being Australasia’s leading and award-winning hairdressing, barbering and makeup academy, Servilles Academy is constantly growing to keep up with student demands and be ahead of the industry trends. The Academy is moving to a new incredible space just off Upper Queen Street. This contemporary stand-alone building is also sustainable; the roof has been built on an angle so that rainwater can be collected and reused within the building. The water is also heated with solar heating. Here we will be teaching hairdressing, barbering and makeup and skin care. Head Office is also located here.
Another way Servilles is actively following a sustainable path is by partnering with sustainable hair care brand Davines through its company Be. Be, which stands for “Beautiful Environment” and is located in the Servilles Head Office, is the only Davines distributor in New Zealand. Davines is committed to working in harmony with the environment, and is opening a sustainable village in Parma, Italy next month. Servilles also uses Davines products in all of their salons.