Local artist Brad Jones paints at the event. Jones will be painting a mural outside the salon once some siding damaged from Hurricane Irma is repaired.
Selphi employs 99 percent recycling procedures, recycling metal, plastic, hair dye and even hair itself! The hair is collected and shipped to a company who uses it to make hair booms which are used in the cleanup efforts for environmental disasters such as oil spills. And it's effective, too. Did you know that hair can hold up to five times its weight in oil?
In lieu of reusable towels, which salons must constantly wash, dry and repeat, Selphi uses bio-degradable towels.
Kevin Murphy hair products are comprised of sustainably-sourced ingredients and are sulphate-free, paraben-free and cruelty-free! Additionally, Kevin Murphy bottles are box-shaped to reduce the amount of packing materials used in shipping their products. Loma produces natural hair care products that are paraben and gluten-free, sulfate-free and sodium-chloride-free.
The salon offers a “Choose to Reuse” promotion, where customers can save 20 percent off all retail purchases if they bring in their Kevin.Murphy or Loma bottles to be refilled.
The entire salon runs off of a low-profile solar banner. The banner is so inconspicuous, that many guests didn't notice it and had to go outside to check it out. Not only did the system survive Hurricane Irma, a major hurricane that impacted the area in September, it allowed the salon to be up-and-running and have power while many nearby businesses were still without.
Wyatt Sanders, CEO and engineer of Insite Energy, LLC, was also be at the event speaking about his renewable energy company.
Incorporated in 2012, InSite Energy, LLC. designs and manufacturers an array of products in the field of Building Integrated Photovoltaics. The products encourage responsible living by helping people tap into the renewable energy available on site.
InSite Energy designs and manufactures clean energy products to take advantage of️ solar, hydro, and️ wind power. They make their products so anyone can install them.
The company also offers energy efficiency audits to the North Florida area to show you how you can affordably cut your electric bill and carbon emissions by up to 30 percent with energy efficiency, by using energy-saving items such as:
- Occupancy switches - turn on lights and fans automatically while you’re in the room, and turn them off after 5-30 minutes.
- Energy meter - watch and record the energy you use in real time, and get alerts to help you monitor your energy efficiency and hit your budget each month.
- LED light bulbs -switching from incandescent light bulbs to LED’s can save 90% on lighting costs. InSite Energy will recycle your old light bulbs and replace them with higher energy efficiency LED’s.
- Smart Thermostat - By replacing your old thermostat with a Nest Learning Thermostat you can cut your electric heating and cooling costs by up to 30 percent year over year.