Mint Hair & Beauty in Church Street, Twickenham is a previous winner of Salon Business’ Green Salon of the Year. We talked to owner Dan Benson.
What prompted you to green your Business?
The biggest prompt for us was that we had organised our home life to be as green as possible and the realisation that we were in the workplace just as much as we were at home. Mint is a family run business so why should we treat it any differently from our home? We have 12 team members and lots of guests walking through our doors every day – we thought if we made visible changes it would maybe make them think about making changes too.
We enlisted the help of the Happy Ocean Company who came and carried out an eco-audit on our business. The findings were reported back to us in one of our team. This was quite a turning point for the team to get on board with many thought-provoking facts that for once weren’t being delivered by their bosses. We came to the conclusion that if we all made small easy changes it could actually make a big difference.
What services do you offer?
We offer premium quality hair and beauty services using only the finest products including Oway products, a biodynamically farmed product range from Italy. We also offer a refill service on all of our shampoos which has proved to be incredibly popular.
As mentioned earlier it’s a family run business and over time we have bought eco-friendly products for ourselves and loved them so why not sell them in the salon. Here is our list of our favourites available in salon rated in popularity:
1 Boc n Roll sandwich wraps
2 Kutis Deodorant
3 Sandstone nail file
4 Oway washing up brush
5 Hydrophil Bamboo Toothbrushes
6 Cheeky reusable drinking straws
And lots more!
Plans for the future
Since winning the Green Salon of the Year award it’s opened up many doors with lots of other like-minded businesses wanting to work with us so keep your eyes out for new ranges coming in the new year including our first 100% Organic beauty range.