Our Green Initiatives

Our primary focus is to reduce our clients’ (and our staff!) exposure to harmful chemicals and toxins as much as possible….without compromising the results of our hair services. This means that we have searched for and tried many product lines from all over and have chosen the ones that we believe to be the safest and best, from hair care to hair colour. This means that our products are not only safer for your health, but they leave your hair in incredible condition. You can be assured that whatever we do, we have your health and the health of your hair in mind.

We recognize that our industry is traditionally wasteful and toxic. At Citrus Hair Salon we do whatever we can to reduce our waste, use the most natural, non toxic products we can find worldwide, recycle everything we can and continue to look for ways to make our business more sustainable while enabling us to do an outstanding job. Here are things we do to reduce our footprint:

  • We are a Green Circle Salons member, which means they help us to recycle colour tubes, hair foils, light bulbs, paper, plastic, tin, metals, electronics, batteries, and more! They also help us to safely dispose of chemical waste so that it doesn’t go down the drain.
  • We carry the most natural, safest, non toxic hair care products possible, from sustainable and environmentally-conscious companies.
  • We have ammonia free hair colour, including the most non-toxic permanent hair colour line we could find worldwide: Organic Colour Systems, which is ammonia free, PPD-reduced, vegetable based, recorcinol free and is 98.68% natural.
  • We don’t do perms because the chemicals are smelly and horrible and there is no alternative that we think is safe enough.
  • We save and donate all our hair, which is used for oil spill cleanups.
  • We use energy-efficient lighting.
  • We use energy-efficient, Energy-Star rated washer and dryer.
  • We use biodegradable, non toxic, natural cleaning products to keep our salon environment clean and white.
  • We reuse gloves and colour caps instead of throwing them away after each use.
  • All our stylist stations and coffee tables are built with reclaimed wood.
  • Much of our other furnishings–styling chairs, mirrors, front desk, filing cabinets, counters– have been bought second hand and refurbished.
  • Our walls are painted with low VOC paint.