KH Hair has hosted one of the first ever ‘Trashy Hairdressers Days’. It was a bid to clean up the streets in Nottingham City centre, achieving an amazing KH Hair litter haul.
The event by the Castle Gate salon, saw a group of volunteers from KH Hair and Green Salon Collective (GSC); they organised the KH Hair litter haul, carry out a litter pick around the City’s streets.
KH Hair Group managing director, Darren Messias, headed up the pick; he also brought along two of his young sons to help. “Trashy Hairdressers Day offers local hairdressers the chance to join a litter pick to help keep communities tidy,” he explains. “When I heard about it, I knew we had to be part of it. Tt really sits well with our company’s sustainability drive. It was a real eye-opener actually. When you just glance at the area you live or work in, there doesn’t appear to be too much litter; however, when you walk around you quickly see how much there is lying about, particularly plastic and paper.”
KH Hair partnered with GSC earlier this year in a bid to increase recycling of its salon waste and reduce pollution in the environment. It’s 21 salons received separation kits and are reducing the amount of landfill waste and allowing almost every single piece of waste to become something new.
Since launching in 2020, GSC has:
- Diverted almost 2 tonnes of hair towards cleaning waterways and gardening projects
- Recycled over 4.5 tonnes of used foil and colour tubes
- Recycled and recovered over 1000 litres of leftover colour and bleach, as well as 2 tonnes of PPE and plastic waste
After the pick, which yielded seven sacks of rubbish, the team, which also included salon manager, Ruth Lindley and her three children, headed back to the salon for drinks and snacks where they collected their well-earned trashy certificates. “Trashy Hairdressers Day was great fun,” added Darren, “With the added bonus of giving us all that much-needed feel good factor by helping to keep our community clean. It was especially good to see that the children who came along with us absolutely loved it!”