Looking to use lockdown to plan for the future? Anne Veck and Keither Mellen are here to help with a simple guide on sustainability
With salons across the UK and Ireland currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Anne Veck and Keith Mellen are encouraging hairdressers and salon owners to use the enforced downtime to make some positive changes towards a more sustainable future.
Created by the duo after years of research and personal experience of working towards a more sustainable business, Anne and Keith launched Salon Re:Source in 2020 as a free, three-part guide, packed full of tried-and-tested tips for running a more sustainable salon. Broken down into small changes, next steps and major changes, the guide includes easy-to-implement advice, resources and real-life recommendations.
Since embarking on their sustainability journey, Anne and Keith have made major changes to the way they work – transforming their Oxford business into the UK’s first carbon neutral salon. As well as helping their business financially, their mission is paving the way for greener, more mindful future for hairdressing.
Keith says: “The best possible outcome of this lockdown would be to use the time to make positive changes to your salon business, which will benefit not just your bottom line but the future of both the industry and the wider world. Our three-part Salon Re:Source guide is full of advice and ideas to make quick, easy changes. The first part in particular has lots of simple steps that cost little or no money to implement. In challenging times, we know that getting productive can be a real mood booster – particularly when it’s doing something positive for the planet.”
As well as encouraging salons to get involved with Salon Re:Source, Anne and Keith have also kickstarted 2021 by joining the UN’s Race to Zero Campaign; a commitment to producing zero carbon emissions by 2030.