The Gina Conway Group, the UK’s leading environmentally conscious salon chain, has won Best Sustainable Hair Salon at this year’s Marie Claire Sustainability Awards.
The group currently employs over 100 individuals and represents the cutting edge in luxury environmental salon experiences. The group is an Aveda Lifestyle Salon and Spa in all locations. The selection as Best Sustainable Hair Salon came from an award-winning judging panel. These consisted of over 50 of the world’s leading sustainability experts, activists and the Marie Claire UK editorial team.
“I love Marie Claire’s commitment to the environment and the incredible work they do towards creating a greener future,” commented Gina Conway. “This award means so much to us because taking care of the environment is at the very heart of everything that we do.
“Every member of our team does their bit. They help us to lead the way in driving sustainable practices within the hair and beauty industry. We are so proud to work with Aveda and be a part of their mission to take care of the earth.”
Gina Conway received praise from judge Millie Kendall OBE, as a “brilliant voice of the industry”. Meanwhile, the salon group got recognition for its wide range of sustainable practices. These range from from low-voltage lighting to water restrictors. They also work with the Green Salon Collective to sort, recycle and compost salon waste.
In addition, the judges also commended the group’s team members, all of whom have to complete the Sustainable Stylist Certification and a ‘Pledge to the Planet’ contract setting out their commitment to positive change when they join the business, ensuring that the whole company is aligned in its mission to make the planet a better place.