Joanne Gilder has a personal mission in life to be kind to the environment and people around her and do what she can to lower carbon foot print where she can. As the owner of GILDED HAIR and working within the hair dressing industry this is some what a challenge however Joanne has found a way. 

Switching washable towels for biodegradable towels as this not only is more hygienic but also saves energy and also reduces micro plastics in our waterways (100% saved money and resources). Recycling wherever the salon can, working with local authorities to recycle what resources we have, ie: card and paper (local schools, recycling plants). Reducing our water usage. Foil washed and sent to recycling plant as this is our biggest and cheapest recycling format with in the UK 



We try to use environmentally friendly products and also we are making a plastic pledge to reuse the bottles you buy from us, bring your empty bottles back to the salon and we will re-fill them, with a 15% discount. There are many more eco friendly ways to save this world, we are all a cause and affect of our own actions and our world needs help.

small changes make BIG DIFFERENCES

At GILDED HAIR we have chosen to not use any brand, products or resources that cause harm to the environment, also we recycle, re-use and reduce where ever we can. #LOVEYOURHAIRLOVEGILDEDHAIR 



GILDED HAIR recognises that it has a responsibility to the environment beyond legal and regulatory requirements. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performance as an integral part of our business strategy and operating methods, with regular review points. We will encourage customers, suppliers and other stakeholders to do the same.


JOANNE GILDER OWNER/ ART DIRECTOR is responsible for ensuring that the environmental policy is implemented. However, all employees have a responsibility in their area to ensure that the aims and objectives of the policy are met.

Policy aims

We endeavour to:

Comply with and exceed all relevant regulatory requirements.

Continually improve and monitor environmental performance.

Continually improve and reduce environmental impacts.

Incorporate environmental factors into business decisions.

Increase employee awareness and training.


We will minimise the use of paper in the office.

We will reduce packaging as much as possible.

We will seek to buy recycled and recyclable paper products.

We will reuse and recycle all paper where possible.

Energy and water

We will seek to reduce the amount of energy used as much as possible.

Lights and electrical equipment will be switched off when not in use.

Heating will be adjusted with energy consumption in mind.

The energy consumption and efficiency of new products will be taken into account when purchasing.

Office supplies

We will evaluate if the need can be met in another way.

We will evaluate if renting/sharing is an option before purchasing equipment.

We will evaluate the environmental impact of any new products we intend to purchase.

We will favour more environmentally friendly and efficient products wherever possible.

We will reuse and recycle everything we are able to.


We will reduce the need to travel, restricting to necessity trips only.

We will promote the use of travel alternatives such as e-mail or video/phone conferencing.

We will make additional efforts to accommodate the needs of those using public transport or bicycles.

We will favour ‘green’ vehicles and maintain them rigorously to ensure ongoing efficiency.

Maintenance and cleaning

Cleaning materials used will be as environmentally friendly as possible.

Materials used in office refurbishment will be as environmentally friendly as possible.

We will only use licensed and appropriate organisations to dispose of waste.

Monitoring and improvement

We will comply with and exceed all relevant regulatory requirements.

We will continually improve and monitor environmental performance.

We will continually improve and reduce environmental impacts.

We will incorporate environmental factors into business decisions.

We will increase employee awareness through training.

We will review this policy and any related business issues at our monthly management meetings.


We will involve staff in the implementation of this policy, for greater commitment and improved performance.

We will update this policy at least once annually in consultation with staff and other stakeholders where necessary.

We will provide staff with relevant environmental training.

We will work with suppliers, contractors and sub-contractors to improve their environmental performance.

We will use local labour and materials where available to reduce CO2 and help the community.