Anderson’s Hair, the stylish and sustainable hair salon housed in the heart of Merchant City, Glasgow, embraces an eco-friendly ethos, which works in harmony with the values of its chosen product partner, Italian haircare manufacturer, Davines.
After opening the salon at the end of last year, Director, Keith Anderson, who is dedicated to sustainability, wanted to work with like-minded businesses to improve the salon’s green credentials. With a focus on reducing its carbon footprint and giving something back to the environment, Anderson’s Hair has chosen to support the Plan Bee initiative, during the month of May 2015.
Plan Bee is a movement that is exclusively engaged in the restoration of healthy honeybee colonies to their natural environment and the ethical production of honey and associated natural products. The total deficit of honeybee colonies across Europe amounts to around 13.4 million colonies, which is about 7 billion honeybees. This deficit affects our everyday lives directly as bees and other insect pollinators are the underpinnings of a successful agricultural economy. Without their free pollination services our supermarkets would have no strawberries, apples, pears or lemons, to name but a few.
In May, Anderson’s Hair Salon will facilitate a month-long focus on activities that will encourage guests, clients and their families, to become ‘friends of Plan Bee’ by a variety of means.
The salon will be hosting a Bee Awareness Day, where guests and their families will be invited to listen to a talk about Plan Bee and view a practical demonstration on harvesting honey from a real bee hive. On the awareness day and throughout the month, guests will be encouraged to ‘adopt a bee’, starting from £1 for a Drone, £1.50 for a Worker and £5 for the Queen Bee, herself. At the end of the month the donations collected for Plan Bee will go towards a real beehive, helping the honeybee population recover and support the honeybee related initiatives around the UK.
Says Keith Anderson, Director, Anderson’s Hair: “We chose to support Plan Bee as its eco values work in synergy with Anderson’s Hair and Davines. Plan Bee demonstrate passion and commitment in creating a lasting contribution to the environment. Plan Bee’s ethos fits with the Anderson’s Hair brand message: #BeEco #BeHappy #BeCreative. We hope to spread awareness about the importance of bees, throughout the month and encourage clients to embrace this initiative.”