Catering To Eco Conscious Nail Clients

How to cater to eco-conscious nail clients

By Rebecca Hitchon | 3 April 2024

Immerse in expert advice to help protect the planet and satisfy clients… Unilever reports that 90% of Gen Z expect brands to do more to help reduce climate impact and in 2022, a YouGov survey found that two-thirds of consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable purchases. “Most new…

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How to recycle your nail salon waste

By Rebecca Hitchon | 18 March 2024

With a number of day-to-day considerations to navigate, how you manage your salon waste can often be pushed to the back of your mind. But it’s easier than you think to respect the environment through your work, as we highlight through our roundup of recycling schemes and tips. RecycLeBelle RecycLeBelle…

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Revealed: The beauty products that can & can’t be recycled

By Katie Barnes | 18 March 2024

Recycling is a challenge for small businesses, particularly in terms of getting hold of services or outlets for the small volumes of waste materials that are produced. For beauty and nail professionals, this can prove even more difficult. While some specialist collection services do exist in some areas, they are…

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ELEMIS to launch plastic-free, biodegradable sachets for cosmetics

By Rebecca Hitchon | 1 November 2023

Skincare brand, ELEMIS, has partnered with Xampla, creator of plant-based material brand, Morro, to develop plastic-free, biodegradable sampling sachets. Via the collaboration of the two British B Corp companies, the aim is to replace plastic materials traditionally used in cosmetic sachets with biofilm, within the next six months. This material…

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Microplastics

The EU microplastics restriction & what it means for the nail industry

By Rebecca Hitchon | 2 October 2023

The European Commission has adopted measures that restrict the sale of microplastics intentionally added to products, including cosmetics. Coming into force from 15 October 2023, the change to the EU chemical legislation, REACH, is set to prevent the uncontrolled release of around half a million tonnes of microplastics into the…

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Sustainable Suppliers

3 steps to choose a sustainable supplier for your beauty business

By Guest Writer | 13 September 2023

Charlotte Scallon, head of sustainability & regulation at waste management company, Biffa, offers a three-step strategy to help businesses understand how to choose a sustainable supplier… Choosing a sustainable supplier that helps you meet your goals can be challenging, but the process should be energising, not daunting. Our three-step strategy…

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Green Salon Collective

3 benefits Green Salon Collective can bring to your nail business

By Green Salon Collective | 15 August 2023

With clients seeking more eco-conscious products and services, your salon could become a leading sustainable business in your area with Green Salon Collective (GSC). Here are three key benefits to becoming a member… 1. Extra revenue & reduced commercial costs A poll last year by YouGov found that double the…

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Greenwashing

5 ways to avoid greenwashing as a small beauty business

By Guest Writer | 21 July 2023

UK Greetings details how small businesses can avoid greenwashing, a deceptive marketing technique where brands make misleading claims about their environmental practices… 1. Keep communication clear 77% of UK customers don’t understand what companies are claiming when they talk about sustainability. This can lead to confusion, such as customers believing…

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Sustainable Beauty Coalition unveils three co-chairs

By Rebecca Hitchon | 18 May 2023

The Sustainable Beauty Coalition (SBC), formed by the British Beauty Council in 2021, has announced three co-chairs, who will lead the Coalition’s strategy for the next year. Jo Chidley, Mark Smith and Oriele Frank will combine their expertise across packaging, certification and product sustainability to drive systematic sustainability development across…

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5 sustainable swaps to make in your nail salon

By Guest Writer | 21 April 2023

It’s no secret that the beauty industry has a plastic problem, having been estimated to generate about 421,000 pounds of waste daily. With the emerging impact that waste is having on the world’s climate crisis, there’s no better time to start taking planet-friendly steps to reduce single-use plastic waste, shares…

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