That means we will work with you to find a style you can afford to love!
Your stylist will help you to develop your personal “Beauty Budget”
and create a customized plan for year round maintenance.
That means we believe in taking care of our planet.
We only use and sell products that are environmentally friendly and sustainably made.
Everything has been selected or designed to leave a minimal ecological footprint on this Earth.
We reveal the costs associated with running our business.
From rent, operating costs and property taxes to coffee, hair colour and shampoo.
We want our clients to know what they are paying for and why services cost what they do.
Ethical: What is a Beauty Budget?
Imagine you had a plan for your hair and spread it out over the entire year? Wouldn’t it
be comforting to know when your next appointment is and how much it’s going to cost?
It would allow you to plan ahead for vacations, weddings, spring break, summer holidays,
back to school, holiday parties and more! Here’s an example…
Let’s say that you have dirty blonde hair with some grey.
You want some highlights to brighten your blonde and a base colour to cover your greys.
Your stylist might recommend a larger first appointment to get you the look you want and follow it up
with a couple of root touch-up only appointments just to cover the greys. Then maybe a mini-highlight
around your face and part, along with your regular root colour, just to brighten up the highlights again.
It’s half the price of a full highlighting service but reinvigorates your colour just where you need it.
Plans like this cuts down on the time and money you spend in the chair.
You could look great all year long and afford to do it!
Sustainable: How are we going to save the world?
We have worked hard to seek out companies and products that align with our beliefs regarding
carbon footprints and environmental impact. This began during the construction and design process
by choosing a tankless water heater, reclaimed wood stations and high efficiency appliances.
Our wash stations have EcoHeads that use 65% less water than conventional sprayers
and we switched to Nespresso for our coffee because of their fair trade practices
and integrated recycling program for the aluminum pods.
The products that we choose to use and sell are all green companies as well. Such as Kevin.Murphy,
which uses 100% Ocean Waste Plastics (OWP) in their packaging; Neuma, which is produced
at a factory run entirely on wind power and Davines, which is a Certified B Corporation.
We have also partnered with a local recycling company, Style Recycling that recycles all of our hair, foils,
unused chemicals, plastics and aerosol cans so that they don’t end up in our oceans or landfills.
They even turn the hair into compostable mats that contain 60% more nutrients than manure.
Our goal is to also become a Certified B Corporation within the next 5 years,
which would make us the first hair salon in the world to hold this distinction.
Transparent: What does everything cost?
OPERATING COSTS $1,152.50/month
PROPERTY TAXES $1,341.48/month
MANAGEMENT FEE $296.90/month
PAYROLL TAXES (EI, CPP etc.) Avg. $5,000/month (+/-)
SALON SOFTWARE SUBSCRIPTION $299/month
BEVERAGES (coffee, wine etc.) $150/month
POS TERMINAL 2.75% on every transaction
TUBE OF COLOUR WITH DEVELOPER $8.73 (120g)
SHAMPOO/CONDITIONER (1 litre) $40-60
That is more than $50.00 for every hour our doors are open