Has Earth Day got you thinking about how to give your beauty routine a green upgrade? Well, Chatters Hair Salon has the answer…or, rather, answers! At a recent event for the retailer’s Style Consciously initiative, the ELLE team learned all about an eco-friendly collection that’s designed to help you make mindful choices that have a positive impact on your health, your lifestyle and the environment. Here’s your insider’s look at the fun spring fete.

1. Small changes, big impact

As guests stepped into an airy industrial venue nestled in the west end of Toronto, they were quickly immersed in the refreshingly fab Style Consciously world. Interactive stations throughout the sprawling space, which features soaring ceilings and exposed-brick walls, allowed guests to learn all about the initiative. Style Consciously supports four pillars: clean formulas (made without ingredients that have been proven to be or are suspected to be toxic), sustainable packaging (made of minimum 50 percent recycled or bio-sourced materials or can be refilled), cruelty-free products (not tested on animals and certified by PETA or Leaping Bunny) and vegan formulas (no animal products or derivatives).

2. Take a seat

At the chic hairstyling bar, everyone was saying yes to the opportunity for a pro styling session and a chance to test-drive some hot tools and must-have products. A trio of Chatters Hair Salon stylists turned out tousled waves, bouncy curls and sleek blowouts, delivering a fresh-from-the-salon boost in minutes.

3. Pizza-party vibes

While bubbly flowed, the on-site DJ set the party tone by spinning ’90s pop and hip-hop classics. Individual pizzas in adorable mini boxes also made the rounds, providing stylish guests with a quick, filling bite to have while chatting or the perfect take-away snack. And through Chatters’ on-going partnership with Green Circles Salon, a recycling program for salon waste, the event was also completely carbon-neutral.

4. In full bloom

Fact: You can never have too many flowers. A wall of lush greenery created a stunning backdrop that had guests lining up for their close-ups. And a dried-floral-bouquet station was another thoughtful touch. Adorned with lavender sprigs and eucalyptus branches, the brightly coloured bundles made for sweet-smelling keepsakes that attendees could enjoy at home.

5. Wall of fame

Stopping by the exclusive gifting suite was the best way to wrap up our outing. Celebrity hairstylist Cindy DuPlantis was on hand to help guests discover the best products and tools from the Style Consciously collection for their hair type and needs. Her must-have pick? The Wet Brush Go Green Grey Leaf Detangler Brush—it’s made from 100 percent plant-based plastic that breaks down in landfills within five years.

Learn more at chatters.ca.