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The Horst Rechelbacher Foundation + Green Circle Salon Membership

Green Circle Salons’ is a movement to help the salon industry reduce its environmental footprint and provide options for consumers seeking genuine green options in salon care. Since its inception in 2009, GCS has been building a network of more than 3,400+ certified salons, schools and advanced academies throughout North America and providing them with a comprehensive pathway to financial and environmental sustainability with a green business program; including recycling and repurposing up to 95% of their beauty waste.  Today, GCS diverts more than 1.8 million pounds of waste from landfill spaces and waterways in North America annually.

Applicant Requirements – “Green Circle Salon Membership”

Must be a licensed business owner of a salon and/or spa. Must upload proof of licensure i.e.: business owner license. Salon must have a commission-based or hourly-based salary model. Must check-out a minimum of 300+ guests per month. Must be willing to remit monthly recycling fee paid by guest.

  • Application must include a 3-5 minute video answering the following questions:
    • (A.) Describe why environmental sustainability is important to you.
    • (B.) Describe one step that you have taken to help decrease waste.
    • (C.) After researching Horst Rechelbacher, what passions do you have in common with him?

Ten (10) scholarships will be offered at different times during 2019 at the following times

  • Fall 2020 (8 scholarships avail.)– Application dates 9/1 – 11/30/20, Winner Notified 11/24/20, press release distributed 1/4/21
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