First Sustainable Salon in London

karine jackson hair & beauty salon, covent garden, wins sustainable salon award in LondonWe’re proud to announce that Karine Jackson Hair & Beauty has been named as the first certified sustainable salon in London, awarded via an initiative from the University of Southampton. 

Researchers there found that hair care can be hugely energy intensive – a high resource client who washes every day, rinses, repeats and blow dries uses 500kg of carbon dioxide a year whereas simply reducing to washing hair every other day and rinsing sees the carbon footprint go down by 2000% to 25kg of carbon dioxide. Being more eco-conscious in salon not only has a huge effect on the planet but on bills, making it a win-win for salons to implement these policies.

Project leader Dr Denise Baden presented Karine with her certificate watched by Errol Douglas, Carolyn Newman and a host of other salon teams who were then treated to demonstrations and tips that are good for hair, save time, money and energy and are great for the planet too. Eco technologies on show included the scirocco smooth which sucks water from the hair removing the need for washing towels which saves lot of water, energy and money, and Curlformers which create long lasting, heat-free curls with no damage. 

The sustainable salon certificate is awarded to salons whose staff have completed the free virtual salon online training programme designed by the Ecohair team at the University of Southampton in association with VTCT and Habia which teaches stylists about key sustainability concepts, technologies and practices. Find out more at
Karine has long been an advocate of organic colouring and hairdressing and our west end salon is the go-to venue for ethical values without compromising on performance or trend. Karine is supporting this new campaign to encourage other salons to become sustainable, and to save thousands of pounds while helping the environment as well as creating a valuable marketing tool… If you’d like more tips on how to save money and the environment just by changing the way you wash your hair, ask us in salon at your next appointment!