Why We’re Different.
So often we are asked, “Will my stylist get commission for that?” The answer is no. No they won’t. You’re probably thinking, “How can this be? How do they make money?” If you’ve ever been a guest at Gina Bianca Hair, you’ve probably noticed a different vibe as soon as you walk in. You’ll find more smiling here than you will at other places. Unlike many salons, you’ll notice team members helping each other in order to stay on schedule and deliver a better experience for you. In fact, it’s not uncommon for you to receive services from one, two or even three people before you leave. It’s all part of our purpose of making your day. Behold! You are about to learn our secret to happiness!
Are you ready? Here it is: We don’t pay commission. Not on service sales and not on product sales. You know how you dread going to some places because as soon as you walk in the door, you have a salesperson drop off the ceiling or leap from behind a large potted plant? We know the feeling too, and we don’t like it. So we designed our system to be different and more enjoyable. How you ask? We compensate all of our staff by salary, a very nice salary. This means no matter what’s going on, whether they are booked or not, they are getting paid.
By compensating our staff on what’s known as a “team based” system, it allows us to function more efficiently and to allow more flexibility for our guests. Can’t get in with your favorite stylist or maybe just want to try someone else? Go for it! We don’t mind. We actually encourage it! The entire focus of our team is to ensure every guest’s day is being made. This even comes down to products. When our staff is recommending a product, it’s because they truly believe it’s the best product for you, not because they’re trying to make commission on the sale. The same goes for services too!
So next time you feel like switching it up a little, just let us know. After all, variety is the spice of life!
Why Paul Mitchell?
For us, using the highest quality professional hair care available is simply not enough. John Paul Mitchell Systems is (and always will be) dedicated to making our world a more beautiful place. Paul Mitchell was the first professional beauty company to stand up against animal testing and their charitable efforts continue to set the standard for giving in our industry. A commitment to caring for people and the planet is a driving force in everything they do.
At Gina Bianca Hair we choose to be a Paul Mitchell Focused Salon, which means we carry a majority of Paul Mitchell products and hair color. As a graduate of Paul Mitchell the School North Haven, Gina has always held dear to her the cultural values and professionalism carried with the Paul Mitchell Brand.
The diversity of our clientele enjoys the wide range of products and price points Paul Mitchell has to offer and we are thrilled to be experts in all of their amazing products. We guarantee to find you a product regiment you will love and cant wait to teach you how to use everything Paul Mitchell has to offer!
About Green Circle Salons
63,180 lbs of hair clippings, 42,122 lbs of hair color, 109,512 lbs of foil and color tubes, and 206, 392lbs of wastepaper, salon bottles, and other paper and plastic items – that’s the amount of waste being tossed out by hair salons across North America EVERY SINGLE DAY; that’s a whopping total of 421,206 lbs! As a newly Green Circle Certified Salon, we are proud to announce that Gina Bianca Hair is now part of a comprehensive recycling and sustainability program that sets out to significantly reduce our industry’s environmental impact on the planet.
From the sourcing of ingredients to the disposal of packaging and products, the salon and beauty industry has long posed many challenges to the environment. With this in mind, we wanted to join forces with Green Circle to take a stand for our planet and work together to reduce our ecological footprint and make our industry more sustainable. Through our partnership with Green Circle Salons, we will be redirecting what was once considered garbage out of our water streams and landfills to be re purposed into innovative green solutions. All hair clippings, extensions, any excess color and developer, papers and plastics, foils, aerosol cans and color tubes from Gina Bianca Hair will be collected by GCS – effectively cutting down our salon’s total waste, literally overnight, by 85-95%!
As our customers continue to take increasing interest in the ethical and environmental impacts of their purchasing power, we wanted to give our customers a genuinely more responsible, and greener choice when it comes to looking and feeling beautiful. As a member of the GCS network, Gina Bianca Hair empowers our customers with the ability to vote with their dollars for positive change. By supporting our salon, our customers have the peace of mind knowing that they are taking meaningful steps to keeping our communities and environment healthy.
Green Circle Salons is a movement to help the salon industry reduce its environmental footprint and provide options for consumers seeking genuine green options in salon care. Since its inception in 2009, GCS has been building a network of certified salons and providing them with a comprehensive pathway to green solutions including recycling, and the re purposing of hair for the manufacturing of oil spill booms (in partnership with BC Corrections and the Alouette Correctional Center for Women), emergency bedding (used in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake), and other ongoing sustainable research applications. Today, GCS diverts waste from landfill spaces in every Canadian province and 45 states in the US and has the capacity to service every zip and postal code in North America. Find out more at www.greencirclesalons.ca.