FAQs for Salons and Stylists
Are you not sure what the deal is with up-cycled materials? Firstly- by up-cycling, we are conserving the environment by diverting materials away from landfill.
When manufactured goods, like bicycle inner tubes, go into landfill they not only cause soil degradation, they also contribute to water and air pollution.
Whilst upcycling can be time-consuming, it leads to exciting innovation and creativity. And, we believe that, by conserving this resource we are doing our part towards reducing pollution on our planet. And, we hope that when people use this product then we can positively encourage them to think about sustainability too.
Are you worried that customers may be turned off using something that was once a bike inner tube? Don't worry, we thought about this too and we've created the following talking points for you.
As part of our manufacturing process, every single Eco Hair Tie goes through an intensive cleaning process- that includes the use of coconut and essential oils to give them a beautiful finish, and whilst the smell is subtle it is there.
Secondly, this is one of the best talking points for you and your customers. To start a dialogue around waste and the future of our planet. The word sustainability only started trending in 2018, and it's still on the tip of everyone's tongues. Make the most of that! And see this query as the perfect conversation starter for you and your clients.
Are you worried about the durability of an upcycled product? As our Eco Hair Tie are hand made, it means that they are also hand tested. We test every single Eco Hair Tie before we package it up. And if they don't pass the test, we have plenty of other uses for them in our workshop. Check our instagram for some posts about this exact thing! From experience, these Eco Hair Tie will last months with regular use. Plus, when the Eco Hair Tie does break, it means that it is biodegrading, and breaking down. Which is another win for our planet!
Concerned about the smell or cleanliness of using a product that has had a previous life as a bike inner tube? We put every single Eco Hair Tie through a rigorous cleaning process, and lather them with essential oils to mitigate any harsh smells. They will arrive to you in modern reusable packaging, smelling fresh and clean.
Do you think that only black as a colour may be too limiting for your styling and customers? From our own research, we know that black is the most popular colour for people purchasing hair accessories. We are positive that customers will be happy with this.
Are you worried that these might snag or pull on the hair? With the benefit of coconut and our flat band design, our Eco Hair Ties glide through the hair, no snagging- and you can watch them in action on this video here.
Worried that they may stretch out, or not hold in the hair? Our Eco Hair Tie hold firmly without pulling. Perfect for all up-do's. From our experience, they will soften over time- but not become overly stretched. You will get atleast a month out of each Eco Hair Tie, before it becomes supple, if not longer.
Are you worried that customers won't like them? We allow you to purchase in small quantities, so that you don't feel that you have to over commit.
Still concerned? Request a free sample, and if you do go onto purchase and are not 100% satisfied, we will give you a refund less shipping. Fill in the form on this page to request your free salon sample.