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What does it mean to be a Sustainable Salon?

“I am committed to sustainable growth that encourages social responsibility and respect for the planet. This simple initiative can make all the difference to what was once landfill waste become a future resource” 

-Natalie Varrasso

Retreat Hair now recycles 95% of its waste by using the comprehensive resource recovery program offered by Sustainable Salons.

Rather than contaminating the waterways, excess chemical waste now go to a chemical recycler to be neutralised into recycled water used in construction and roadworks.

Plastics are also recycled into outdoor furniture and underground sheeting to protect the NBN.

What’s more, at Retreat Hair we love that all proceeds from recycling are donated to OzHarvest and KiwiHarest to fund meals for disadvantaged people – Sustainable Salons donates more than 2,000 meals every month!

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Collected ponytails are redirected to charitable wig-making services and organisations to provide wigs for those suffering from alopecia or cancer, while cut hair is made into Hair Booms used in oil-spill clean-up operations.


As clients become more aware of the impact products have on the environment, they have also welcomed the opportunity to make a difference.


By joining Sustainable Salons, Retreat Hair is happy it can support charities and benefit the community, while also taking care of a huge waste problem.

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