News : Salisbury Salon aims to hop aboard the green train

Oct 1, 2013

Originally published by Jim Cavan on October 1st, 2013 at Portsmouth Patch, Exeter Patch, Hampton-North Hampton Patch, Andover Patch and North Andover Patch

Growing up, Natalie Riley didn't waste much time homing in on her dream: to open a hair salon that would be a beacon of its owner’s passion and creative spirit.

With the opening of Eclipx Salon in September of 2012, Riley had successfully checked off her to-do list’s foremost goal. But it didn’t take long before a slew of smaller boxes began taking on a uniform tone – green.

“The goal all along was to open the salon, get some experience under my belt, then start tackling ways to make the business more green,” Riley says. “Now that the salon is up and running, I’m starting to tackle a lot of the smaller things.”

Recycling, replacing disposable paper cups with glass, printing materials on both sides of the paper – these might seem like sustainability’s low-hanging fruit, but for a start-up business trying to make ends meet in a tough economy, not even the simplest fixes can be taken lightly.

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