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SSA a finalist for innovation in Victoria!

We’ve reached an exciting new milestone here at SSA… we’ve been named a finalist in the 2017 Victorian Premiers Sustainability Awards in the category of Innovative Products or Services! This is the first nomination for SSA in an awards platform outside of the salon industry, and we’re so honoured to have this opportunity to spread…

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Restoring the natural order

There’s been quite the debate around Australia’s obsession with perfection when it comes to our fruit and veggies recently, with ABC’s The War on Waste program blowing the lid on how much produce is dumped due to cosmetic standards. Well, you might be interested to know that there’s also a salon out there challenging our…

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THAT’S USING YOUR CRANIUM

When you meet Kelly Kent, you just know she’s a woman with purpose. Whether it’s making her clients feel amazing in her Manly-based salon Cranium, building an online education empire or getting her sustainability nerd on, Kelly is dead-set on making a difference. So let’s start with Cranium. The salon has just celebrated 20 years in…

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360 degrees of sustainability

It’s the European duo that’s taking the Australian industry by storm. Uros Mikic and Mojca Bizjak-Mikic are at the helm of Adelaide powerhouse salon Kinky Curly Straight (KCS) – 12 dedicated staff, a bevy of awards sparkling at the reception desk and a salon ethos declaring ‘the sky is not the limit’ already makes for…

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Behind the brand of a sustainability pioneer

The Zucci Hairdressing brand has been in existence for an impressive 33 years, and with four salons and more than 40 staff, it stands firm as a Melbourne salon icon. And then when you hear that owner Rocco Petrucci’s passion for sustainability can be traced back to the very beginning (that’s 1984… when ‘green’ was still…

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QUE Colour has a new hue

Monique McMahon has an insatiable passion for education – colour, specifically – and this year she added green to the program. Monique has trained internationally to hone her craft and now works her colour magic from her Parisian-inspired salon, QUE Colour in Darlinghurst, alongside a dedicated team of eight. “QUE Colour is known for its…

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HE WALKS THE WALK

Brett McKinnon is a change-maker. Not content with watching the world go by as it is, Brett sees opportunity to build better outcomes in areas that most would simply gloss over. A hairdresser of 32 years, Brett is a supremely successful salon owner together with his partner Brett Albury, and it’s the sense of community…

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The Small Salon Making Big Waves on the Sunshine Coast

If you’ve ever come across the softly spoken Maria Faulder, you’ll be familiar with her unwavering determination to raise the bar. As owner of Suite Three Hair in Buderim on Queensland’s Sunshine coast, Maria fosters a small team of dedicated stylists, all strongly committed to improving their local community, driving sustainability and creating a superior…

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Painting the Big Picture

SALON Blue Phoenix Hair Design  |  LOCATION Footscray, VIC  |  LEAD BY Angeli Shaw  Sustainable Salons Australia (SSA) grabbed 5 minutes with the effervescent Angeli Shaw, owner of Blue Phoenix Hair Design, SSA member and passionate green warrior! SSA | What does sustainability mean to Blue Phoenix Hair Design? AS | Sustainability means everything! Priding…

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Hey Melbourne, we need your skills!

Here at Sustainable Salons Australia (SSA), we believe sustainability is not just about minimising our environmental impact – it’s about so much more! In fact, a large part of what we’re all about is supporting the local community. You may have heard that we’ve recently collaborated with Frontyard Youth Services in Victoria, and now we’re…

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