With the damage to our environment and the increase of plastic waste an ever growing concern, becoming more knowledgeable about the products we use, our actions and habits is key in discovering how we can make friendlier choices for both the environment as well as for ourselves. Conscious Hair & Beauty by Phorest Salon Software gives the opportunity for like-minded salon owners and managers to network and learn about the importance of sustainability and wellness within the fast-paced world of hair and beauty salons.
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Conscious Hair & Beauty: Speaker lineup
Professor Denise Baden
Prof. Denise Baden is a Professor of Sustainable Business at Southampton Business School, University of Southampton. She followed her first degree in Politics with Economics, with several years in industry, then returned to academia to do a doctorate in psychology.
Prof. Baden now teaches and researches in the area of sustainability, ethics and corporate social responsibility. She won the ESRC Outstanding Impact in Business and Enterprise Prize in 2018 for her ground-breaking work embedding sustainability across the hair sector, providing free resources to educate about sustainable practices and sustainability certification for hairdressers and salons. Watch her TED Talk here.
Jennie Lawson is a CIDESCO qualified beauty therapist, founder of Mimosa Beauty – a multi-award winning, 100% landfill free beauty salon as well an eco-innovation entrepreneur through The Lawson Element, supporting conscious change for a cleaner future. Click here to listen to her interview on Phorest FM.
Anne Veck & Keith Mellen (Panelists)
Charismatic, motivating and creative, Anne Veck has been described as “One of the most iconic hairdressers in the world” by Hair magazine. She is Artistic Director for Anne Veck salons in Oxfordshire, Creative Brand Ambassador for Revlon Professional UK and Ireland and 2018/19 Hair Ambassador for the National Hairdressers’ Federation.
Her partner in life as well as business, Keith Mellen, is Managing Director of Anne Veck Limited since 2001. His previous career was in senior management roles in environmental charities. Since 2012, they have refitted their two salons to be as sustainable as possible. In March 2019, the company was certified Carbon Neutral. Their Oxford salon has won the Salon Business Green Salon Award twice, in 2017 and 2019.
Anne and Keith believe passionately that business must play its part in tackling the climate emergency. Their manifesto for hairdressing argues that Hairdressing should be green, hairdressing should be ethical, hairdressing should be professional, hairdressing should be art.
Katie is a hairdresser based in Suffolk trying to make an impact in the industry by altering the way we respond to mental health & self care. In March 2018, Katie set up a campaign #CUTOUTTHESTIGMA which is a movement challenging mental health awareness within the hair industry. The ambition is to link mental health awareness with the hairdressing industry through qualification.
Implementing the movement within salons nationally to change the face of the industry by having a structured wellbeing service integrated. It is not a diagnosis facility or an added extra to the job. It is utilising the information we are given to suggest and direct to the correct organisation and support for our team and clients.
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