In 2021, salons must make the necessary steps to become more efficient and sustainable – and lucky for professionals, it’s now easier than ever!

At Salons Direct, we are proud to offer professional eco-friendly products to salons across the country. 

We’re here today to talk about disposable towels and reusable towels so that you can decide which is a better fit for your salon environment. 

Without further ado, let’s get into all things sustainability and towels. Read on to find out which professional towel options are best for your eco-friendly salon…

Making small and sustainable changes in your salon

Some waste is unavoidable, however, there are definitely alternatives now more readily available that are very easily overlooked. 

It’s important to note that any steps taken towards becoming a salon that values sustainability should be hugely applauded. But, it isn’t always easy to know what’s best, which is why we’ve decided to shed some light on a salon essential that’s used daily – towels. 

So, on the topic of sustainability – there are single-use towels and reusable towel options now readily available to professionals. But which option is better? The answer is both, but some will be better suited to others to varying degrees. 

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Single-use towels

Single-use towels, also known as disposable towels, are becoming increasingly popular amongst salon businesses and professionals. Why? Because they have a ton of benefits, so let’s get into it. 

Sustainability is good for a salons reputation

It’s no secret that more and more clients are starting to appreciate sustainability in businesses, so it’s now more important than ever to get on board with becoming more eco-friendly. 

Not only is it better for the environment, but it’ll also do wonders for your salon’s reputation. Professionals will know how competitive the hair and beauty industry is, so giving your clients another positive reason to stick by your salon (other than your talent, of course!) is always beneficial. 

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Disposable towels are cost-effective

Disposable towels may be different from their reusable counterparts, however, they’re super cost-effective. For example, the PROCARE range available at Salons Direct can be bought in a pack of 50, and it works out to as little as 20p per towel. Yep, great value, we know! 

The professional will still maintain all of the key benefits they would want, such as being super soft and also super absorbent – at a fraction of the price. No more hassle, simply use and dispose of afterward. 

We’re so on board with sustainability – that we have our own range of disposable towels for professional use. Our SkinMate range is completely environmentally friendly, hygienic, and cost-effective. 

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Disposable towels are energy efficient

We’re not quite finished yet. Salon owners, did you know that using disposable towels can also cut down your water and energy consumption by half? Think about all of those washes after a day of back-to-back appointments. 

In the long run, it’ll be a highly sustainable addition to any professional salon, which is why incorporating disposable towels into professional use will definitely be an investment in the long run.  

Disposable towels are biodegradable

Another great eco-friendly aspect of opting for disposable towels is that they’re biodegradable. If you think of how much towel use goes on in salons – this really makes a difference in terms of reducing pollution – contributing to a more sustainable way of running a salon. 

Reusable towels

Salon owners and professionals will know that when creating the perfect salon environment – it’s all in the details. And the kind of towels you use will help contribute not only to the overall appearance of your salon but also to the comfort of your client. 

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There’s no denying which is more eco-friendly; it’s definitely the disposable towel option. However, reusable towels can still be sustainable if cared for properly. 

Reusable towels give your salon a more upscale appearance 

If you run a particularly luxurious salon, purchasing reusable towels will give your salon and your client’s treatment that little extra touch, which will contribute to a more upscale appearance and atmosphere, as opposed to the disposable option.

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They can match your salon colour scheme

In addition, it’s not uncommon for salons to invest in interesting colours so that their towels match the overall colour scheme, which can really bring everything together. A little personal touch goes a long way.

To the client, paying attention to all these fine details will give the impression of a well-rounded, trustworthy establishment. Clients come to the salon to relax and be pampered, so the environment in which they are in is super important. 

As we said, it’s all in the details! 

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The key to sustainability lies in the quality 

The key to keeping your reusable towels sustainable will lie in the quality of towels you purchase. When purchasing towels for your salon, it’s always important to choose the right materials.

If we could give you one piece of advice, it would be to always opt for 100% cotton. This will give you the highest quality whilst also maintaining value for your money in the long run. In addition, 100% cotton is easy to care for, which will mean that your towels will stay in great condition, for longer.

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At Salons Direct, we offer an extensive range of premium quality reusable towels that are perfect for professional use. We also understand that it’s important for towels to match not only in quality but also in style – which is why we offer a variety of fun colours! 

All of our professional reusable towels are of premium quality, which will enable you to get the most out of them. Oh, and did we mention that you could save money with multi-buy bundle offers? Win-win!

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So, the takeaway from opting for reusable towels in a salon environment? Yes, disposable towels are more eco-friendly. However, don’t throw away all of your towels just yet! If you love what reusable towels contribute to your salon environment, investing in high-quality towels can be sustainable in the long run if cared for correctly and consistently. 

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We hope you enjoyed discovering which option is best for you. Be sure to check out the Salons Direct website for an extensive range of both disposable and reusable professional towels to choose from. 

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