Courtenay salon named Vancouver Island’s ‘Greenest Retailer’

Level 10 has done it again.

The Courtenay salon and spa came away with “Greenest Retailer” honours from the 2018 Vancouver Island EcoStar Awards gala held recently in Victoria.

The annual awards celebrate excellence in environmental achievement and leadership by organizations, businesses and individuals. Originally introduced by the Capital Regional District in the early 2000s, it’s now open to the whole Island and has been hosted by the Synergy Sustainability Institute for the last four years ago.

“Working in the sustainability industry we think it’s important to celebrate the amazing environmental and social initiatives being developed and implemented on Vancouver Island,” says Jen Fraser, a manager with Synergy. “There is a lot of inspiring work going on, and we’re thrilled that the EcoStar Awards recognize these efforts that may otherwise go unnoticed.”

But, in fact, Level 10 Eurospa has gotten noticed in recent years, both for its business and environmental achievements. Winner of several Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce honours, including its inaugural Sustainability Award in 2016, the full-service salon has made a point of providing top-notch customer care while reducing its environmental footprint.

Owner Leanne Boyd shows off Level 10 Eurospa’s new EcoStar Award, which honours the Courtenay salon for being Vancouver Island’s Greenest Retailer.

“Everyone who works here is committed to ensuring our clients are happy, but it’s also about doing that in a responsible way that protects the environment,” says Leanne Boyd, owner of Level 10 Eurospa since its inception in 1990. “It’s our dedication to these guiding principles that helps us to continue to be successful. To be recognized for our efforts to reduce our environmental impact is such an honour.”

Those efforts have resulted in the diversion of more than six tonnes of waste from landfills and waterways in the last five years alone.

“We’ve always done our part with LED lighting, low-flow toilets, power-smart washers, composting and recycling – but now we manage over 95 per cent of our salon’s waste through the Green Circle Salon recycling and sustainability program, and the rest is compost,” notes Boyd. “Whatever can’t be recycled is greenly incinerated, creating renewable energy that’s directed back to the BC Hydro power grid.”

In 2017, the salon also switched to a tankless water system and new showerheads on all sinks, cutting its water and heating bills by almost half and dramatically reducing carbon emissions.

“To further improve our impact with our day-to-day operations and products sold, we created our own eco-friendly skincare and hair care lines, which have grown to be very popular.”

Additionally, Boyd became a certified Green Ambassador in March 2017, and later co-hosted an event that invited other Comox Valley salons to bring a week’s worth of their waste to be recycled and repurposed, and learn how they, too, can help reduce the industry’s environmental footprint.

“I know our judges were extremely impressed by the work Leanne and her team have accomplished,” says Fraser. “We love hearing about and recognizing businesses who go above and beyond.”

For a list of all the 2018 EcoStar winners, visit To learn more about Level 10 Eurospa, visit

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It’s our Birthday!



Born Dec.17/90

Wow. It seems like just the other day I opened the doors to Level 10 Hair Design and Aesthetics (what we were called in the early 90’s). But in fact is was 28 years ago today! Opening my own salon was the furthest thing from my mind back then as I had no intentions of ever owning my own business. Someone else thought otherwise. A well known Comox Valley business man encouraged me to do just that and awakened my entrepreneurial spirit. I am forever thankful to Danny for his mentorship and my first loan! And the rest they say, is history.

We were scheduled to open the newly built salon in October 1990, but of course, best laid plans, Level 10 welcomed the first clients the middle of December amidst the Christmas rush! Everyone survived and I am blessed to call many of those clients that continue to sit in our chairs, my friends.

Over the years we have morphed and changed with the times, relocated to our current location, grown into a full service salon and spa, changed our name, seen team members come and go and come back again….. but what has remained constant is our promise to provide you, our client, with service above the expected.

This time of year is extra special to me as we celebrate our Birthday again, during our craziest, busiest and most cherished time of year. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all our wonderful clients, past, present and future for trusting us and  supporting us with your friendship and patronage. You are the reason for our continued success. Thank you to my team, the L10 Girls for your dedication, loyalty and love. You are the reason I look forward to coming to work each day. And thank you to my hubby Marty for telling me that I don’t look old enough to have a business celebrating 28 years complete!

Happy Birthday Level 10 Eurospa!



Level 10 Eurospa

#204 1025 Cliffe Ave.

Courtenay BC V9N2J9

AWARDS: Vancouver Island EcoStar Award: Greenest Retailer 2018, CVCC Sustainability Award 2016, BE Vancouver Island Retail Business of the Year 2016, Comox Valley Business of the Year 2014, Multiple Comox Valley Record Reader’s Choice Awards, #1 Independent Matrix Salon in BC (ongoing), Voted in Top 3 Vancouver Island Hair Salons


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Sustainability Award 2016
(Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce)
Retail Business of the Year 2016
(Vancouver Island)
Business of the Year 2014
(Comox Valley)
Favourite Place for a Makeover 2015
(Comox Valley Record Readers Choice)
#1 Independent Matrix Salon BC
Voted in Top 3 Hair Salons
(Vancouver Island)


204-1025 Cliffe Ave. Courtenay, BC
Phone: 250.334.0209



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