Capacity Global's Skin Project is setting up its first pop up shop as part of its campaign to create greener jobs in the hair and beauty industry.
The hair and beauty industry may not hit you as an obvious starting point for greening the economy. But hair dryers and nail varnish are just as important as solar panels in a fair low carbon economy that offers greener jobs for everyone. Stripping products of hazardous substances, smarter use of water and electricity, green training and jobs can make the hair and beauty a leading green industry and green job provider.
Skin has been working with the hair and beauty industry to create change makers. Our change makers want to make a difference, they are salon owners, colleges, product makers and trainees and trainers.
To create change, we will be holding a series of ‘pop up’ shops and special events. The events are a chance to be pampered, try environmentally friendly nail varnish, skin & hair care, and hear more about the big green makeover from hair and beauty experts.
That’s not all. Each pop up we will be holding a competition to win great green hair and beauty products as well as a chance to take samples home.
In our first pop up 'Nailing it' we will be hearing from our Skin Salon Award winner, Max Centini about why it makes sense to be green and Skin’s founder Maria Adebowale. You'll get a chance to get your nails done, using environmentally friendly nail varnish, pick up some freebies and talk to product makers.
More information about the Skin Project can be found at: www.capacity.org.uk/greenerjobs/skin.html or you can email: firstname.lastname@example.org