A HAIR salon in the borough has decided to go green in a bid to protect the environment.

Untangled, which is located on Highfield Road in Farnworth, first opened its doors to the public in July 2020 and has been thriving ever since.

The owner, Stephanie O’Connor, wanted to offer clients a different, more environmentally friendly experience and decided to open an eco-conscious salon.

Stephanie, who has more than 10 years of experience in the industry, said: “I first bought the salon in lockdown and opened when the government lifted restrictions.

“I had been thinking about opening a green salon for a while.

“I came across the Green Salon Collective and saw the amazing work that they do in salons.

“All of the hair that is cut off in our salon is now taken away and used to soak up oil spills in the sea.

“Through the scheme, the hair can also be used to help grow food once it is mixed with compost.

“Our clients have all embraced this initiative and are very supportive of it.

“It’s fascinating to see how our waste can be used in a positive way.

“With everything going on at the moment, we’ve all got to do our bit to help the planet now more than ever.

“Even if we only have a small part to play, it’s all going to help.”

Green Salon Collective is a salon waste company which turns rubbish from hair salons into something useful.

The initiative was founded by environmental experts, hairdressers, waste management professionals and sustainability experts.

Stephanie added: “I hope other decide to make the transition to go green.

“I believe we are the first salon in the area to be doing this.

“The more salons that do it, the better the impact it will on the environment.”

The salon currently recycles tint tubes, excess hair dye, foils from tinting hair and cardboard packaging.

Stephanie is currently looking into using eco product brands in the salon.

The salon offers a range of treatments, including hair cuts for both men and women, colour, hair styling and wedding hair.