The Ethical Hairdresser to open later this month

We are delighted to announce that The Ethical Hairdresser is going to be opening a salon in unit 3 of the Arcade later this month. Sustainability and inclusivity are central to how owner Ric Gardner-Collis runs his business.

Norwich Evening News featured this announcement here.

Ric is committed to using products in his salon that are organic, biodynamic, vegan, cruelty-free, plastic-free and sustainable with zero waste. The health of the environment and the community in which he operates is close to Ric’s heart and central to the brand’s ethos.

Ric, who has been working in the hairdressing sector for over a decade, having trained at prestigious salons in London, has a longer term aim to educate his clients and the hairdressing sector on ways in which they can make their hair care routines and services more mindful. And, being an LGBTQ+-owned independent business, it celebrates diversity of all kinds.

Ric said, “I am thrilled to be opening soon in the Royal Arcade. There was no other option for launching my brand in Norwich. Aside from the incredible location, the rich heritage and architecture coupled with the mix of vibrant independent retailers made it an easy decision. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else!

“We want to offer our clients a bespoke, luxury service that takes a mindful and conscientious approach to their hair design and treatments. We aim to give our clients a relaxed experience and the Royal Arcade is the perfect setting for this. Sustainability is absolutely central to our business which is why all the products we use are from Italian brand OWAY, that shares our values and only uses ingredients that are biodynamic, organic, fair trade, sustainable and cruelty-free. The products are developed using renewable energy and packaged in 100% recyclable glass and aluminium. We also use a refill station to avoid unnecessary packaging.”

“I am really looking forward to joining the Royal Arcade community and having the other store owners as neighbours. We support local suppliers, getting our tea from Bird & Blend and our vegan biscuits from a local baker. The salon interior is being designed by Jack Kinsey a designer from Norfolk. I just can’t wait to welcome our first visitors to the new premises.”