Opportunity Everywhere: Alina Rees, the Eco-Stylist

Having lunch with my friend Alina Rees from Saskatoon inspired me to write this post. She is the perfect example of how we can incorporate ‘the planet’ into almost every aspect of our lives. She runs her own salon, does what she loves, but has also put some thought and attention into what she can do for the environment.

The great news? It’s been relatively easy. With a bit of careful product sourcing, Alina now buys only from companies that don’t test on animals. (Yes, so many still do!) Plus, she recycles everything! For highlights, Alina uses Kwikway strips, which are reusable and biodegradable. She simply washes them after each client. “It takes all of two minutes. Some salons create a tremendous amount of unnecessary waste every day, even the tubes of color can be recycled,” she said. So, the next time you’re getting your hair cut, colored, or untangled (as in my case), ask your salon what they do for the environment.

Thank you, Alina, for being such an inspiring example of someone who does their part for the planet. Small changes made by many can create big change!

If you live in Saskatoon, you can find Alina here: 4 U Hair Make-up Photography or 306-652-4774 ext. 7

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