The Dragonfly Room is a salon that is environmentally driven. We are continually seeking out like minded products and practices in our strive towards a sustainable business.
In 2018, in correspondence with Earth Day, we began our journey with Tree Era to help further offset our Carbon footprint by planting 500 trees a year. TreeEra helps individuals and businesses reduce their carbon footprint and combat the effects of climate change by community-funding the planting of trees. To date we have planted 2000 trees through Tree Era. We are proud to contribute to the reforestation of Canada's Natural beauty.
Bringing in Greencircle Salons on Earth Day in 2016 to help further our recycling abilities and help to remove 95% of our waste from the landfill. An essential part of that recycling program is the removal of excess, left over chemical service product (colour & lightener) from entering our water ways by being rinsed down the drain. Not all of these chemicals are removed during the treatment process at the water treatment plant and work there way back into our drinking water.
The Dragonfly Room also became an AVEDA concept salon in June of 2018. Bringing in the hair colour, body and skin, and hair care products, with there 93% & up Pure flower and plant extracts and their use of up to 100% post consumer recycled materials, along with being the third largest purchaser of Certified Organic essential oils in the world.
The stylists at The Dragonfly Room were excited to start providing David's tea, certified organic and fair trade sourced, tea’s for our guest that we can use in our teapots and easily compost, removing teabags that are made with Petrochemical byproducts and do not break down from our salon. As well as sourcing our compost friendly coffee pods from Muskoka Roastery helping to further reduce a large amount of waste from our waste that goes to the landfill .
In 2016, we decided to undertake a large project in our quest to lesson our environmental impact and carbon foot print. The Dragonfly Room completely changed all of the lighting with-in the salon to LED. Changing from 25 yr old fluorescent lighting, that was continuously drawing from the electrical grid, even when shut off or not in use, has been an exciting challenge for us in our move toward sustainable beauty .
At the same time we changed out our shampoo sink sprayers to ecoheads allowing us to use 75% less water with each service while keeping the same pressure for guest shampoo services.
Again in 2022, after two years of social distancing and attempting to sustain our salon through the pandemic, we once again embarked on a renovation to help us realign with our core values of sustainability, zeroing our carbon foot print and reestablishing our connection with our clients. With this in mind we rearranged our salon to permanently set in place social distancing so that clients will always feel comfortable in our home. Establishing a retail only space and a service only space so that clients receiving a service needn't worry that customers coming in to pick up Aveda Retail will be within their space. Again we reused, upcycled and sourced eco friendly products to keep our space as sustainable as possible.
2022 The Dragonfly Room began a partnership with the local Couchiching Conservancy to help bring awareness to the for preservation and stewardship of local land . Running our first fundraiser during Earth Month it was a wonderful success and solidified our future involvement.
As part of our move toward helping to create a healthy planet, we have also started to look toward helping to remove some of the human imbalances within the beauty industry. In October of 2017 The Dragonfly Room went to a Gender neutral pricing system.
All of the staff and the owner of The Dragonfly Room feel that we are well on our way to achieving our sustainable, earth friendly salon. Our future is looking Beautiful!!