LOOK inside new eco-friendly hair salon

Owners Sophie Thompson and Janene Bush, pictured far right, opened their salon in August, after orig

Owners Sophie Thompson and Janene Bush, pictured far right, opened their salon in August, after origianl plans to open in May were delayed by Covid. Picture: BOB FOYERS PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

An eco-friendly hair salon has opened in Woodbridge - with a little help from other local businesses.

Owners Sophie Thompson and Janene Bush, pictured far right, opened their salon in August, after orig

Owners Sophie Thompson and Janene Bush, pictured far right, opened their salon in August, after origianl plans to open in May were delayed by Covid. Picture: BOB FOYERS PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

The Quay Street Collective opened its doors on August 1 - several months after initial plans to open in May, bringing eight new jobs to the area.

Situated at the former site of Smashing Wines, the ethos of new owners Sophie Thompson and Janene Bush is: “Being better for you, for our team, for our planet.”

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They added: “We’re really excited to open our salon in a town which is so supportive of our sustainable ethos.

Owners Sophie Thompson and Janene Bush, pictured far right, opened their salon in August, after orig

Owners Sophie Thompson and Janene Bush, pictured far right, opened their salon in August, after origianl plans to open in May were delayed by Covid. Picture: BOB FOYERS PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

“We hope that by working together with our clients and the community that even small changes can encourage a big environmental impact.


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“Many of us are looking at how we can make eco-friendly swaps in our daily lives to benefit the planet.

“Quay Street Collective offers clients the luxury of a high-end salon, but with the knowledge that the products being used are supporting sustainable values.”

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Extensive research has ensured the salon is fitted with sustainable furniture and reclaimed wood – while single-use plastic has been minimised wherever possible, creating a contemporary environment.

Owners Sophie Thompson and Janene Bush, pictured far right, opened their salon in August, after orig

Owners Sophie Thompson and Janene Bush, pictured far right, opened their salon in August, after origianl plans to open in May were delayed by Covid. Picture: BOB FOYERS PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

All of the products used in the salon are by Davines, a beauty brand which uses renewable electric energy and natural ingredients while reducing excess packaging.

David Bollati, president of the company, said: “By creating beauty sustainably, we encourage people to take care of themselves, of the environment in which they live and work, and of the things they love.”

The Quay Collective Team is passionate about working with nearby companies and was created with help from Lilac Thyme, Three Sixty Property Solutions Ltd, Smith & Saunders, Archway Carpets, Woodbridge Kitchen Shop, NB Interiors UK, Leiston Press and Bloom Content Creation.

Clients are now able to book in for personalised consultations, cuts, colouring and bespoke hair treatments, while all newcomers are being sent home with a goodie bag of mini products, healthy snacks and hand sanitiser.

Owners Sophie Thompson and Janene Bush, pictured far right, opened their salon in August, after orig

Owners Sophie Thompson and Janene Bush, pictured far right, opened their salon in August, after origianl plans to open in May were delayed by Covid. Picture: BOB FOYERS PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

Owners Sophie and Janene are also hoping to team up with The Table Woodbridge in the future, to offer client lunches at the salon when Covid restrictions allow.

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