SUSTAINABILITY GOALS

OUR VISION

Here at Create, we are a certified sustainable salon. We believe in using the best ethically sourced materials and products that Cardiff has to offer. Kasey and Dani are both passionate about sustainability, which they bring to the salon as well as doing their bit in day-to-day life. It's the little things that add up, and by making ethical changes in several areas, Create Salon aims to be the most environmentally friendly salon in Wales.

We are part of salon sustainability which means that 95% of all our salon waste is recycled. 100% of salon sustainability profits go-to the hair and beauty industry charity. 

We are able to recycle, aluminium foils, colour tubes, hair, plastic, paper and chemical waste.  This means all your hair needs can be carried out guilt-free.

 

Here are a few other ways in which we are actively making sustainable swaps and the initiatives they are currently part of, with more to come in the future.

 

  • As we're lucky enough to have our own garden space at Create Salon, come Summer we're going to transform into a bee-friendly paradise. We have kindly been gifted bee-friendly seeds by Blossom and Nectar, another local business in Pontcanna, which we'll be planting as soon as Spring arrives. Air-purifying plants will also populate the inside of the salon, so it's not just the bees who get to benefit.

  • We want to encourage our customers to turn their own gardens into bee-friendly spaces as well, so our gift cards, which are available to be purchased in the salon, are all made of flower seed paper. Once you've redeemed your gift card we'll return it to you at the end of your appointment so you can plant them at home. Consider it a gift after your gift! 

  • 15% of the repair shampoo and conditioner sales will go to The Size of Wales, a charity that aims to use forest protection to support tropical forest communities in order to secure and sustain their forests, totalling an area at least the size of Wales. Profits will also be used for tree growing, and the Size of Wales has the ambition to plant 20 million trees by 2025 which we're proud to support. All their projects are situated in the tropics, and they currently have projects in Brazil, Peru, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Borneo, and Malaysia. 

  • For 2 months of each year, we will plant a tree for every client that visits us at the salon through the Size of Wales. 

  • When we were getting the salon ready to open, we made sure to use only sustainable materials and hired local help to carry out the work. All of the scaffolding boards in the Salon are reclaimed wood and we even made our own desk from scrap wood. 

  • Energy efficient bulbs are used throughout the salon to reduce our energy consumption. 

SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESSES

We wouldn't be here today without the support of other local businesses, and we endeavour to.do our best to support small businesses wherever we can.

  • The complimentary chocolates served alongside hot drinks are from Treat Pontcanna, which is based not far from the salon. 

  • Essential oils in our oil diffuser are from Studio Muse.

  • Coffee is from the Welsh Coffee Company.

  • All photography is by local photographers.

  • Our sign was designed and created by a local company.