Sustainability in Professional Beauty

Sustainability in Professional Beauty

Base year: 2021
Published: February 2022
Regional Coverage: United States

The beauty industry continues to grapple with sustainable approaches that do not compromise product quality, desired results, or the safety of stylists, technicians, and aestheticians. This study will review the best practices and initiatives relating to sustainability conducted by participants in the professional beauty market, spanning the hair care, nail care, and skin care sectors.


  • Disposal and waste reduction
  • Energy use
  • Ingredients and sourcing
  • Packaging
  • Water conservation
  • Efforts by
    • Product marketers
    • Salons and spas
  • Consumer attitudes and perceptions
  • Spanning the professional sector of the hair, nail, and skin care market

Table of Contents


Executive Summary

An overview of the report findings and implications for industry participants

Common Practices

For each of the sustainability pillars listed in Figure 1, the following information will be covered:

  • Definition
  • Types of practices
  • Certifications and programs (where applicable)
  • Notable examples and practices by:
    • Product marketers
      • Hair care brands
      • Nail care brands
      • Skin care brands
    • Salons and spas
  • Consumer importance and perception

Case Studies
The sustainability practices of 10 companies/brands listed in Table 1 will be examined.

Amika Moroccanoil
​Aveda ​Paul Mitchell
Babor Prose Nails
ISDIN ​​Tenoverten


Report Benefits

This report serves as an excellent resource for participants of the professional beauty market to understand dynamics and best practices when it comes to sustainability of products and salons and spas.

  • Discover best practices from a broad spectrum of industry participants
  • Deep dive into key sustainability areas of waste reduction, energy use, water conservation, packaging, and ingredients
  • Understand consumer attitudes and perceptions around sustainability in professional beauty

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