Vancouver Hair Salon and Spa
juju means “magic” or “karma”
Most people wouldn’t think where they choose to have their hair cut could have a positive environmental impact, but at juju it does. It is the FIRST CARBON-NEUTRAL SALON IN VANCOUVER, also taking the extra step of using locally made, environmentally friendly products, as well as recycling its materials whenever possible.
We assessed our carbon footprint in terms of staff travelling to and from work, and the impact a salon has on the environment. Then, with the consultation of a few companies, WE BOUGHT 100 TONS OF CARBON OFFSETS FROM OFFSETTERS.CA TO FUND SOLAR ENERGY PROJECTS IN THE LOWER MAINLAND. What inspired me to take this step was to challenge other businesses to look beyond recycling, which Vancouver does a great job. I think carbon neutral is very avant-garde.
Being from Whistler and still owing a salon there, I still place a little bit of that mountain magic in the salon, where everyone says hi to each other all the time and they are your friends. We go above and beyond to make customers happy, because there are only a few occupations where you can make people feel good about themselves.