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Community Spotlight: Peggy Stoss

Meet Peggy Stoss, a dedicated professional specializing in blondes, lived-in color, and hair extensions. What sets her apart is her unwavering commitment to providing her guests with a truly unique experience – one that not only enhances their beauty but also nurtures their well-being and takes care of our planet.

Peggy is driven by a mission to offer her clients the very best in beauty, which she believes goes hand in hand with sustainability. Her salon is a testament to this belief, where eco-friendliness meets artistry. It’s a place where you’ll find organic, vegan, and sustainable professional salon products, chosen with meticulous care.

A Journey Rooted in Sustainability

Her journey into the world of organic and sustainable beauty began over three years ago, as she embarked on a path of transformation with the salon she previously worked for. Her experiences there enlightened her about the significance of ingredients in beauty products and the profound impact they have not only on our bodies but also on the environment.

As she delved deeper into the world of organic beauty, she discovered that sustainability goes beyond ingredients. Hair professionals, like Peggy,  face increased risks, particularly in the realm of environmental impact. This realization led her to make a bold decision – to open her own salon, one that reflected her commitment to sustainability in its entirety.

Every Detail Matters

Peggy doesn’t just stop at eco-friendly products. She dives deeper into sustainability by addressing the waste produced by salons. Her participation in Green Circle Recycling ensures that everything recyclable is returned, reducing waste and environmental impact. She also adopts eco-conscious shopping practices and thrifted a significant portion of her salon’s decor.

The eco-friendly atmosphere extends beyond the products and packaging. With an abundance of plants, organic snacks, coffee, and wine, her salon is a haven of sustainability. It’s a place that thrives on supporting local and sustainable businesses to reduce travel and shipping, all while contributing to the growth of a circular economy.

A Passion for Progress

Peggy is passionate about the beauty industry’s ability to evolve and support each other. This sense of unity and education among professionals is what she cherishes the most.

Her defining moment in advocating for sustainability was when she started working in an organic salon. It was here that she experienced firsthand the difference between non-organic and organic products. No more skin issues on her hands, no more coughing due to fumes – it was a turning point in her journey.

Making a Sustainable Difference

The beauty industry is becoming increasingly aware of its environmental impact. Companies like Peggy’’s are leading the charge in minimizing that impact by choosing sustainable ingredients, packaging, and waste management practices.

Peggy] is always eager to educate – whether it’s her fellow professionals or salon guests. She wants them to understand how small changes can lead to a big impact on keeping our planet clean.

Supporting Sustainability in Beauty

For those looking to support sustainability in the beauty industry, Peggy suggests a few practical steps:

  • Choose wisely: Opt for products with sustainable ingredients and packaging.
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle: Embrace eco-friendly practices in your daily beauty routines.
  • Educate yourself: Stay informed about the brands and professionals committed to sustainability.

The Future of Sustainable Beauty

If we were to peek into the future, Peggy envisions the beauty industry continuing to make great strides in sustainability. She believes that eco-conscious practices will become the norm, not the exception.

Inspired by Green Beauty Coalition

For inspiration, Peggy looks to the Green Beauty Coalition. Their dedication to sustainability and educational efforts on platforms like Instagram have provided her with a wealth of knowledge and introduced her to like-minded brands and small businesses.

Her journey is a testament to the transformative power of sustainability in the beauty industry. Her salon stands as a beacon of eco-consciousness, where beauty, health, and the environment come together in harmonious balance.

Peggy’s commitment to creating a sustainable future in the beauty sector is not just a personal choice; it’s a call to action for all of us. Let’s take a page from her book and embrace eco-conscious beauty, one step at a time, and contribute to a more beautiful, healthier planet. 

Check her out at Studio 8 Hair Loft online!