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Cardiff hairdresser is on a mission to clean up community

Tiffany Hall. Credit: CostaSisters

Who says you can’t be green and glamorous?

Certainly not the team at Amaryllis, Cardiff’s first eco-friendly hair salon, who are on a mission to keep their community tidy as part of their first-ever Trashy Hairdresser’s Day in August.

Amaryllis directors Tiffany Hall, 30, and Rebecca Ryce, 34, are inviting local hair and beauty professionals to join them in a city-wide litter pick, followed by a Q&A session on how to make salons more sustainable.

The event is part of a UK-wide initiative by the Green Salon Collective (GSC), with Trashy Hairdresser Days taking place in Manchester, London and Glasgow.

GSC was founded by a group of environmental experts, hairdressers and eco campaigners to promote salon sustainability throughout the UK and Ireland. As ambassadors for GSC, Amaryllis are hosting the only Trashy Hairdresser’s Day in Wales.

Tiffany said: “We believe that sustainability is a way of life, and that change starts in the community. We’re so excited to host the first Trashy Hairdresser’s Day in Wales. It’s a fantastic way to swap ideas and start building a local network of green hair and beauty professionals– all while giving our neighbourhood a much-needed tidy-up!

“Since opening Amaryllis, we have strived to set the precedent in Wales and show how small changes can make a huge difference in the hairdressing industry. Customers can leave the salon completely guilt-free, knowing that every bit of their hair service is fully recyclable.

“We can’t wait to share our top sustainability tips with other salons across the city and spread the word about the Green Salon Collective.”

The event will take place in Cardiff on Sunday, August 1. The team will meet at the Amaryllis Salon on Cowbridge Road East at 11am. All participants will receive a certificate at the end of the event, and food and drink will be provided.

Participants are asked to register their interest in the event here. All hairdressers and beauty professionals are welcome to attend.