Of course, creating amazing art means having the best artists in the business, but it also means ensuring the health of our guests and our impact on the environment is always at the forefront of everything we do. That’s why all our products are selected with optimal hair health in mind, and it’s why we’re extremely proud of our partnership with Sustainable Salons.
We care about the health of your hair
We use premium products because we care about the long term health of your hair and we like to maximise the duration of your colour.
REDKEN BLONDE GLAM LIGHTENING CREAM
Our go-to blonding product is Redken’s Blonde Glam. It is the most prestigious and luxurious conditioning crème lightener for use on hair that needs extra care. But we think all hair needs extra care! It features lumisilk technology that preserves the lipid rate of natural hair, provides luminous shine and extreme silky condition and has a gentle fragrance.
Blonde Glam contains:
Violet leaf extract to conditions and optimize the state of the hair. Cationic polymers to nourish and smooth the hair fibre while lightening to keep the integrity of the hair at its optimal best. White beeswax to seal in moisture leaving the hair luminous, radiant and shiny.
We care about the environment
Being sustainable is a big part of the Oscar & Co ethos and thanks to our partnership with Sustainable Salons, an Australian company doing amazing things in NZ, 95% of Oscar & Co’s materials that would otherwise have gone to landfill are now diverted and reused.
Plastic packaging is sent to specialist local plastics recyclers where it’s cleaned and made into outdoor furniture and new product packaging, keeping it in circulation and out of our oceans.
All aluminium, foil, colour tubes, cardboard, paper, magazines, razor blades, unwanted tools and select disposables are sold for recycling, and the proceeds are donated to OzHarvest and KiwiHarvest to provide meals for hungry people. A full head of foils provides a quarter of a meal to someone in need!
Hair clippings are collected from the salon floor and stuffed into stockings to make Hair Booms that will help clean up oil spills along our coastlines! Hair is also repurposed in local community gardens for composting or used in sustainable art installations to educate the community.
All collected ponytails 20cm or longer are distributed to charitable organisations to create wigs for those suffering from cancer or alopecia. Sustainable Salons is the largest donor of ponytails in the Southern Hemisphere.
By collecting small amounts from a large salon network, Sustainable Salons is the first company to recycle excess chemicals in the salon industry. These are pooled and sent to chemical recycling plants where they’re neutralised and turned into recycled water used in roadworks and construction.