To be a Certified Green Salon means that it is aknowledged that you and your salon achieve something special: - Your treatments are solely based on green and safe products - Organic products, waste reduction, ressources, and energy savings are part of running your salon,
- Green, safe, and organic are not just empty words in your salon
- Your salon is controlled annually before recertification
In a Certfied Green Salon you can make all kind of treatments expected of a modern hair dresser. You can be as creative as you use to be without unsafe chemicals. Due to the extrenal certification your customers can be sure that you as a Certified Green Salon can satisfy their wishes. They know you can make any modern hair treatment with minimal risks of allergy or other damages.
The Green Salon organisation is a non-profit NGO mainly based at low-budget initiatives. Participation in Green Salon is voluntary to the indivudual salons.
2014 we made a Hair Fair on Green Cosmetics 2014 in Copenhagen. With support from the Environmental Dept. of City of Copenhagen we were able to make the worlds first exhibition on green cosmetics.
Becoming a Certified Green Salon in Denmark, Finland, and Sweden is rather straightforward, but demanding as well:
Before certification we vill make a visit in your salon in order to advice you on products, environmental matters and energy savings.
While visiting your salon we will look into your present product range to control wether it already fulfills the criterias of Green Salon. Hereafter you will get an annual visit from Green Salon in order control and recertify that your salon is matching the Green Salon criterias.
Becoming af Certfied Green Salon in Iceland and Norway and anywhere else:
In order to become a certified Green Salon the owner or the daily leader of the salon must participate in the one-day theoretical course of Green Salon.
The aim of Green salon
First place: Ban harmful chemicals and ban the worst first!
Green Salon aims at a ban on harmful chemicals in cosmetics by
- pointing out the worst chemicals mong the most abundant chemicals
- banning these chemicals in the Green Salons
- using safe or safer alternatives in the Green Salons and
- recommending these alternatives to other salons.
There is no ultimate definition of safe or unsafe cosmetics or Green cosmetics.
Thus, Green Salon has pointed out a number of chemicals, which we consider being the most dangerous to hair dressers, their customers or the environment.
The chemicals banned in Green salon are
harmful and widely used in cosmetics
extremely harmful (endocrine disruptors, carcinogenic and extremely allergenic chemicals) or
chemicals under suspicion of these effects
Unfortunately, these chemicals are allowed in the EU, but in Green Salon we have aggreed on banning them, and that is why you can trust a Green Salon to perform the safest kind of hair dressing. The List of Green Salons Banned Chemicals is part of our eight obligatory criterias.