Monthly Launch List: EARTH MONTH 2022
Check Out These Brands & Products Making Waves With Their Sustainable Efforts
We’re taking a detour (emission-free of course) on our Monthly Launch List to celebrate Earth Day with this eco-friendly list of brands and products! Read along for sustainable product swaps you can make in the salon, check out what hair tools are making a difference for the planet and peep *new* Mother Earth-approved packaging on some of your all-time faves.
Sustainable Hair Tools
Olivia Garden has amped up its sustainable efforts to provide stylists with chic hair tools that care for clients and our ecosystem.
- Opal Brush Collection: Don’t love the eco-look? No problem, this collection is the first of its kind to feature the best of both worlds—trendy opalescent colors and brush handles made from 100% recycled plastic.
- EcoHair Collection: This collection uses a proprietary bamboo technology (a 100% natural renewable resource!) unlike wood, that preserves natural forests and surrounding ecosystems.
Leave it to BabylissPRO® to deliver trending tools fit for any occasion. Investing in barbering tools that last is good for the planet in many ways—investing in options that remind us to care for our Earth is even better!
These round brushes have a 100% compostable handle and recycled barrel tested to withstand high heat. Available in three sizes, you can swap out your entire lineup of round brushes for an eco-friendly alternative!
Reusable & Recycled Product Packaging
amika is reinventing the way we shop by launching refills for their stylist-loved shampoo and conditioners. The 500ml refill pouches work to lower carbon emissions by 98.4% compared to traditional, virgin plastic bottles. Once your shampoo and conditioner are empty, don’t throw away the plastic bottle! Grab a refill pouch, replenish your shower staples and keep a sustainable supply on deck.
A fun way to celebrate Earth Day in the salon or at home! These limited edition paper bottles house Biolage’s Color Last Shampoo and Conditioner—made from FSC-certified, 100% recycled water-resistant paper, each bottle is shower and shampoo bowl-safe. A thin 100% recycled plastic liner protects the inside of each bottle—no soggy shampoo here! Even better, the bottle itself is manufactured in a zero water-waste facility, making this limited edition option one you can feel good about making.
L’Oréal Professionnel has launched a sustainable transformation across its brand! Beginning with product packaging, L’Oréal has begun transitioning their plastic bottles to New Serie Expert Packaging (made from up to 95% recycled plastic). Beyond plastic conservation, the brand is also replacing product tubes with recycled aluminum beginning with the Dialight color line. The recyclable box, tube and cap provide clients with the luxury L’Oréal experience while lowering stylists’ carbon footprint along the way.
Working to be a leader in sustainable beauty by reducing their plastic waste, carbon footprint, and landfill impact, Hairstory is putting the friend in eco-friendly. Continuously improving their product packaging and brand eco-mission, they recognize sustainable change can’t happen overnight—and we think that’s pretty cool. Here’s what their current best-selling New Wash 100% recyclable Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) pouches yield:
- 30% less plastic (6.5 pouches can be made with the same amount of plastic for 1 bottle!)
- 18% less CO2
- 19% less landfill
Eco-Friendly Ingredient Lists
Promoting water conservation, clean ingredients AND recycled packaging, SexyHair’s Water-Activated Powder Shampoo and Conditioner is a new staple for any eco-babe. The product itself uses 99% less water than generic shampoos and lives in a bottle with 96% PCR (Post Consumer Resin) and is continuously recyclable. Sounds like a sexy and sustainable win to us.
TRUSS Professional’s 100% vegan formula shampoo keeps the good haircare in while leaving the bad chemicals out. This earth-friendly shampoo removes unwanted green tones, heavy metals and impurities like chlorine while creating a natural barrier to protect hair and scalp irritations caused by pollutants. Protecting you, your clients and our planet—this shampoo checks off all Mother Nature’s boxes.
The vegan product line from Alterna Haircare is moving toward on-the-go lifestyle trends by creating products that cut back on hair wash days (and water usage). Alterna’s MeltAway No-Rinse Micellar Cleanser shares this environmentally friendly mission by using 50% post-consumer recycled packaging. We’d say this cleanser is free to stick around even after Earth Month comes and goes.