If you haven’t already discovered the wonderful sustainable beauty line, Davines, we hope we’ll convince you to give them a try. The Salon Movement is proud to be a unified grassroots movement of sustainably-conscious Davines stylists and salon owners. Supporting Davines shows that you care about the earth, as well as your customer’s well-being.
Davines was founded, and continue to produce, in Parma, Italy, with development starting in the 1980s and products being ready to sell about a decade later. Davines truly believes in sustainability and is aiming to be the most beautiful and ethical company in the world.
We love every unique Davines product we use, and they truly do have something for everyone. If you’re looking to bring our your natural beauty, here are a few of their best-selling and award-winning products we think you should try:
Love Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner
The best-selling LOVE duo from Davines has won a few different awards, and rightfully so! This shampoo and conditioner set is the perfect fit for anyone with dry, unruly hair that is prone to frizz. The olive extracts and vitamin E gently cleanse and add a smoothing dose of moisture.
Nounou Shampoo And Conditioner
Nounou Shampoo is yet another award winner from the Davines line and, along with the matching conditioner, is a dream. It’s a life (and hair!) saver for anyone who has brittle, dehydrated hair. Fiaschetto tomato is incorporated into the formula to provide the antioxidants and vitamin C which nourish hair completely.
The Oi Line
Several products in the Oi line have won awards and anyone who has used it has little doubt why. This multi-use line of products is perfect for just about anyone. It has the best ingredients to use on a day-to-day basis, when hair is behaving nicely and has no issues. Roucou oil is the key ingredient in this amazing line to keep hair and skin hydrated and soft.
This Is A Sea Salt Spray
This Is A Sea Salt Spray should be re-named “This is an amazing product!” A best-seller for many reasons, this spray provides amazing texture and style to any hair type and it smells so good!
The sea salt in this spray naturally gives tresses the perfect beachy waves many want to achieve without having to head to the ocean.
The Well-Being Conditioner is an excellent all-around moisturizer for hair. Made with echinacea plant, this conditioner contains natural antimicrobial products which works to keep hair healthy and nourished.
Nourishing Vegetarian Miracle Conditioner
The Nourishing Vegetarian Miracle Conditioner is THE product to use to put life and moisture back into dry, damaged hair. It invigorates from the scalp right down to the ends of your hair to provide intense moisture and prevent breakage.
Acai oil is the miracle ingredient which provides your hair the protective antioxidants and restorative benefits it needs. Grape phytoceuticals add an extra source of antioxidants as well as polyphenols to keep hair healthy and strong.
If your salon, or personal collection, doesn’t include Davines, that needs to change right now, not only for the sake of beauty but for sustainability.
Davines has some very exciting collections coming out involving coffee, tea and honey. We can’t wait for these products, and to see what other revolutionary, sustainable ideas Davines has for our future.
It’s all too common – mastering a skill only to get stuck in a rut after. However, the beauty industry is extremely competitive. To become the “go-to” salon or stylist in your area, you have to get and keep people talking and stand out from the crowd. In other words, stay out of that rut!
One of the best ways to keep your customers happy, and gain new clients is to keep your training up-to-date, offer the latest styles and services. When you show new techniques to your clients, you gain their trust and respect. In turn, they end up recommending you to others. Besides, when a new person comes in to request something, you want to make sure you know what they’re asking for, right?
Have we convinced you that ongoing training is super important? We hope so. And best of all, it doesn’t have to cost a lot of time or money. Here are a few easy tips to keep your skills fresh:
Follow Trade and Fashion Sites/Publications
This is the simplest, least expensive way to keep up with current trends and techniques. Popular fashion and beauty sites will show you what’s hot right now, and therefore what clients may be asking for.
Trade Shows and Conventions
Much like above, conventions and trade shows showcase the latest offerings of new products and techniques that you need to know. And PS – they’re also a great way to network and get your name out there, too.
Contact Your School
Most hairdressing and beauty schools will offer their alumni opportunities to upgrade every so often at a low – or sometimes NO – cost. These are typically evening events or online seminars. If you haven’t kept in touch, reach out to your school now.
The world of technology has made it so we can all have training right at our fingertips! As mentioned above, you can often find courses through beauty training schools, but even following stylists and beauty personalities you admire on social media or YouTube can help you pick up some important new tips and tricks.
But don’t forget to give back. If you’re an expert in something, let others in on the secret by sharing your training tips online. It will help you get your name out there, too.
Get your staff together for some ongoing training a few times a year. These evening or Saturday morning events can include skills workshops, new equipment demonstrations and social management skills. You can have your staff share their own new techniques with each other or bring in an expert.
This will not only create some comrade among your staff but keep everyone up-to-date.
Keep Up With Green Resources
If you can find a sustainable way to do your craft, that’s a step-up on most of your competition. In 2018, sustainable and organic products are becoming increasingly important to clients. Keep up with these services, and make sure you let your clients know exactly what you offer.
Remember: You are your brand so keep it fresh. People will notice!
We are large supporters and contributors to the green initiatives in health, beauty and non-toxic body care. When we saw a market in desperate need for positive change, we made the necessary moves to bring Green Circle Salons and Davines to the west coast of Canada in a big way. By creating The Salon Movement, we sought to become a resource for other salons and businesses looking to go green and provide unwavering support. By choosing to foster our passion for the environment and hair, we’re striving to bring more awareness to people and prove that it’s worth it. Now we know that focusing on hair and body isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. So instead, we wanted to write this blog post to showcase other green initiatives we believe are important and necessary. A green initiative is defined as being a movement with the goal of offsetting Greenhouse gases. Below is a comprehensive list of resources that are a great place to start when wanting to go more “green.”
Cowspirary – This documentary has stirred up a lot of controversy surrounding the link between meat consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. “The impact of livestock production on the planet is too often underestimated and overlooked.” The power of the livestock industry and the pull they have is enormous. This doc sheds light on an area no one wants to talk in-depth about.
Chasing Ice – The shrinking of the world’s ice caps is very real and visible evidence of climate change. James Balong, an environmental photographer, showcases the intense shrinkage taking place in “Chasing Ice”.
The Green Market Oracle – This comprehensive blog centres around the “convergence of sustainable capitalism and the global environment”. It’s run by Richard Matthews, a consultant, eco-entrepreneur, sustainable investor and writer. With a full list of resources and discussion about serious green-related issues, we highly recommend taking a look.
Ecochick – This cute and quirky blog focuses on food, travel, fashion, style and life for green-conscious women. The “ecochick is a consumer who’s tired of ‘environmentally friendly’ really meaning ‘expensive, inconvenient and ugly’. It’s time to make living green mainstream, fun, fresh and cool.” This is a great blog for moms and women interested in how they can make their lives more eco-friendly.
Organic Ocean – This small west coast company aims at providing consumers and local chefs sustainably-harvested seafood. With the world’s seafood levels at an all-time low, companies like these are integral to supporting our oceans ecosystems.
Contact us for more information on green initiatives in Victoria and what we’re doing to make a difference. → http://thesalonmovement.com/.