Pony Studios + Pony Salon is a luxury salon and hair education mecca with locations in the Rockridge District and Temescal, Oakland, CA.
When we opened in January, we prioritized commitments to our environment, community, customers, and staff. We replaced all fluorescent bulbs with LEDs, used nontoxic, environmentally-friendly paint, and installed eco-conscious plumbing fixtures. It was important to us that we set the best possible example for how a business could be run. We divert over 90% of our waste from landfills through partnerships that include Green Circle Salons and offset our carbon footprint through Carbonfund.org. This partnership with Carbonfund.org is extremely important to us.
Our environmental commitment is to set a shining example of how local businesses can be run with a little bit of work and small financial concessions. In an age where big businesses and government are not taking care of our people or our planet, the burden fall onto us. We are proud of our commitments and hope to inspire others to follow suit.