I have been participating with Green Circle Salons for two years now. We have the ECI fee listed right on our price list.
Once we have taken the time to explain to the client how their money is used, they get genuinely excited about patronizing a salon with a conscience.
It makes the client feel good to know that their hair was used to soak up oil in the Gulf, and that our salon landfill garbage has been reduced by more than half due to the fact that salon refuse such as foil and colour tubes are being recycled.
For the first twenty years of my career, I watched it all go out to the curb.
The remainder of the fee covers the cost of switching to alternative energy with Bullfrog Power, high efficiency lighting, and extra recycling bags.
Collecting the ECI fee has allowed me to move the salon in the direction that is important to me without it costing me extra.
– Shelly Walters, Angel Hair Salon
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