Spago Day Spa Salon & MediSpa is excited to announce that we've partnered with Greencircle Salons to join the green movement! As Charlotte County’s first Greencircle salon, Spago's team of experts not only focus on making you look and feel fantastic, but help you maintain a more youthful and fresh look while doing our part to protect the planet. Hair salons produce a huge amount of waste every year and as a Certified Green Circle Salon, Spago is now recycling and repurposing things like shampoo bottles, color tubes and foil wraps.
One of the program’s more unique aspects is how it goes about re-using the cut hair from clients. The hair is sent to a warehouse in Chicago and is made into hair booms which can be used to mop up oil spills. Hair, it turns out, attracts oil and repels water better than almost any other substance. Some of the hair booms made by Greencircle Salons have been used to soak up some of North America’s most tragic oil spills like in the Gulf of Mexico. Today over three thousand hair booms are stuffed and stored in warehouses across the county in the event of an oil spill. The booms are being made by female inmates and they’re free to anyone who wants them. What's more, some of the hair that is collected is used to make animal beds for shelters.
"They can be used by professionals or even by citizens who have oil lapping up onto their shores," said Will Simpson of Greencircle Salons.
Salon customers are charged a small eco fee to assist in the program costs. Here’s what one client had to say.
“I don't mind the $1.50 ECO fee, it's a small price to pay to erase my visit from the salons carbon footprint. I’m an animal lover and feel better that my hair is used to give a shelter animal a soft place to sleep. I would pay a little bit more if I needed to," said Spago salon client Tiffany Hackett.