Polluted paradise inspires town's new '˜eco-friendly' hairdressers
A PICTURESQUE paradise polluted by plastic and waste is what sparked this team ofÂ stylists' new eco-friendly salon.
Award-winning hairdresser Peter Gibbs was on holiday in Thailand in April and was sicked by the amount of junk clogging the sea.
Already wanting to set up a new business, the 32-year-old was determined to make it as green as possible.
Linking up with long-time friend and fellow hairdresser, Sarah Elliott, the duo have now openedÂ their own salon, Tint Hair Lounge, in Emsworth..
All the salon's stock is biodegradable, eco-friendly and '“Â more importantly for the pairÂ '“Â easy to recycle.
Peter, of North End, Portsmouth, said: '˜When we were thinking about getting a salon we just wanted to start on the right foot and make something that is sustainable because there's a lot of waste in our industry with things like plastics.
'˜With everything that is going in in the world, weÂ have a responsibility to be as eco-minded as possible.'
He added seeing all the pollutants clogging the Thai sea was heartbreaking, and said: '˜I just thought, 'God, this is so bad that something so beautiful could be damaged by humans'.'
Tint is based in West Street. It stocks a full range of Italian brand Davines, which offers vegan, cruelty-free shampoos and hair colour.Â Tint also uses recyclable towels, biodegradable plastics, ecological dryers and earth-friendly air conditioning.
It opened earlier this month and Peter said customers have loved the salon's unique ethos.
New customers are being offered a free Â£10 gift voucher with every cutting or stylist service until the end of November.
To book callÂ 01243 941542.Â