Post your progress using the hashtag 30daygreenchallenge

Join CANS in a #90daygreenchallenge !!

Make this year a sustainable year! There are so many ways we can all work together to reduce our environmental footprint and still provide services that help our clients look and feel good. 

The beauty industry sends 877 pounds of waste to landfills every single minute. You can be a part of this change.  Green Circle Salons is the industry's first sustainable salon/spa solution dedicated to fighting beauty waste and climate change. Join their community of Waste Warriors committed to keeping people and the planet beautiful. 

From supporting sustainable product lines to reusing & recycling, more and more salons and spas are making strides to become eco-friendly. It doesn't have to be costly either. Many owners are going green and then marketing the benefits to consumers. This is a great way to increase sales and referrals while doing your part to reduce the impact salons and spas have on the environment!

Share what you or your salon/spa are doing to go green on your social media platforms. Use the hashtag #90daygreenchallenge and tag @cosmetologyassociationofns and we will share your ideas and accomplishments on our social media as well!

Here are 10 tips to begin to make your business sustainable:

Use energy-efficient light bulbs.
☛ Invest in eco-friendly shower heads.
☛ Repair leaky or dripping faucets.
☛ Equip your space with a recycling program.
☛ Turn off lights when rooms or areas are not in use.
☛ Upgrade your booking systems and go paper-free.
☛ Replace your aluminum foil with paper wraps or other recycled products.
☛ Choose products that are cruelty-free and have reusable packaging.
☛ Reduce laundry by washing only full loads and selecting detergent that requires less water to remove stains.
☛ Partner with a sustainable company such as Green Circle Salons that makes it possible to divert 95% of waste from landfills.

Cosmetology Association (NS)
126 Chain Lake Drive
Halifax, NS  B3S 1A2

Hours of Operation
Monday 8:30 - 4:30
Tuesday 8:30 - 4:30
Wednesday 8:30 - 4:30
Thursday 8:30 - 4:30
Friday 8:30 - 3:00

*Holiday or Weather closures/cancellations will be noted in the Calendar.
Office: (902) 468-6477
Fax: (902) 468-7147
Toll Free: (800) 765-8757

General Inquiries

Provincial Exam Information

Executive Director
Dana Sharkey, CAE 



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