Posts tagged eco-friendly salon
What We Mean By "Eco-Friendly"

The “eco” part of eco-friendly comes from “ecosystem”. An ecosystem is “a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment.” When we say we’re an eco-friendly salon, we mean that we acknowledge every facet of the salon experience impacts them human and the planet. We’ve thought of everything from the moment you walk through the door until long after you have left. 800 years after you’ve left, actually. I’ll explain.

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Greenwashing is what companies will do to their product packaging and marketing terminology to try to appear less toxic than they are. It’s a word modeled after “whitewash”. It’s designed to give you the impression that the products are somehow eco-friendly. This kind of marketing counts on people not doing their homework.

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If you’ve been in to see me, you’ve seen my oil diffuser, my little pink Himalayan salt lamp (that I’ve recently learned gives off no negative ions because the LED light inside doesn’t heat it up… oops), and my happy little aloe plant. The space I have to make my own is a little ledge about 4 feet long and 6 inches wide, but the details matter to me. I began the search for healthier products that were eco friendly, but wouldn’t compromise the work I do and the tools with which I have to do it. I'm finding awesome ways to keep beautiful without comrpomising your health or the health of our planet. 

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