Working together to make the hairdressing industry sustainable

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We are Gilles and Nicolas, two energetic young guys with a mission to make the world a little more beautiful, one haircut at a time. In 2020, we were both listening to Shane Price, the founder of Green Circle Salons in Canada. That's where the spark and conviction was created that we were going to introduce this in the Benelux. And today it is here, in a European format, but with just as much passion.

Let's talk about the statistics for a moment. Every day, hairdressers in the Benelux produce as much as 13 tons of waste. A staggering statistic that demanded action. Fast forward to today, and we have already collected an impressive 1082 kg of that waste, all thanks to our amazing Green Circle Community, which now counts 376 hairstylists.

 

So, who is Gilles?

With a solid experience of 14 years as a sales and marketing manager in the hairdressing industry, Gilles is the man with a plan to make the hairdressing world more sustainable. In 2022, he joined forces with Nicolas to launch Green Circle Salons. Gilles is your go-to guy, the brains behind our sales and marketing efforts, and believe us, he has the pitch that will turn your from grey to green.

 

And who is Nicolas?

Nicolas is the young wolf in our duo, only 26 years old and an up-and-coming entrepreneur. In 2021, he launched his own startup, Haircycle, where he delved into the fascinating world of turning hair waste into bio-stimulants. A year later, he boarded the Green Circle Salons ship. With his technical know-how, Nicolas knows better than anyone how to make hair waste as circular as possible. Today, he is our recycling guru, financial brain and the friendly face you can talk to when you want to return those collection boxes.

Together we are on a mission to transform the hairdressing industry, one sustainable cut at a time.

It all started in Canada, 2009

Shane Price, the Canadian founder of Green Circle Salons, is sounding the alarm. Hairdressers have no means of recycling the waste from their salons, so tonnes of usable materials end up in the bin. Shane's passion for the beauty industry, scientific background and love of nature combine to form the ideal formula for a sustainable solution: Green Circle Salons.

Today, the global community counts 16 000 hairdressers. And we continue to build on that in Benelux.

What do our waste warriors have to say?

Green Circle Salons was the first step for us to think about sustainability on our own. And then it went super fast and we started seeing what else we could do. It's a super collaboration, especially the interaction between us and Green Circle Salon.

Tilke Beckers
Coiffure Modern

Working with Green Circle Salons makes me feel good. Before this, I thought less about our waste. Now I always feel good when I can give waste a second life.
We also feel that customers are totally on board, 90% of our customers have no problem paying an extra euro for recycling their waste.

Daphne
Merksem Art Factory

We like it very much. It is definitely not extra work to collect the waste. That's because of the good tools and proper support. We are proud that we at Koffijberg Hairdresses can contribute to a nicer world.


Koffijberg Amsterdam

The great thing is that it is cost-neutral, the customer pays a little more so that we can recycle. Customers respond very positively and I am convinced that in time they will only want Green Circle Salons.

Maikel Van der Valk
Rob Peetoom Den Haag

Our industry creates far too much waste. As an entrepreneur, I therefore think it is important to do my bit for the environment. Green Circle Salons makes this very easy!

Gitte Gys
Colorbar by Gitte

Ready to create beauty, not waste?

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dan 16.000 Waste Warriors over de hele wereld die de mensen en
de planeet mooi houden.

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