A Melton salon will soon recycle everything from hair cuttings to used foils in a bid to shave waste, save the environment and support charity.

Hairdresser Prue Tomkinson will this week begin operating Lady and the Hair as a sustainable salon, meaning clients can now “look, feel and do good”.

“We are so excited to be doing this,” Ms Tomkinson said.

“This program is designed for the salon to achieve zero waste, reduce its carbon footprint, and implement sustainable work practices that benefit the local community.”

Ms Tomkinson believes the salon may be the first in Melton to “go green”, and she encouraged other businesses to join the movement.

Hair will be donated to be used in filtration systems for oil spill clean up projects, local community gardens and turned into wigs.

All the proceeds from recycling the salon’s metals such as foils, colour tubes and cans will also be donated to community organisations.

“Any leftover hair colour will be recycled into new liquids and once our tools reach their end of life, they will be broken down and all parts will be repurposed,” Ms Tomkinson said.

Details: www.sustainablesalons.com.au