March 30, 2014 0
How can we be more than a hair salon? How can we do more for our clients and guests than the other salons and shops in Denver? We have adopted eastern business philosophies. At our salon our customers, clients, and guests are gods and our employees and staff are kings and queens and we, as owners are here to serve all of the above. We truly care about our customers and our staff and we are lucky enough to be surrounded by great people everyday, it makes it easy.
Our salon and boutique is a place that, no matter who you are, where you come from, what your style is, what you like or don’t like, you can come here to our salon and feel comfortable. This is a top salon with the highest quality salon products and services but its just a cool place to be as well. Having an art gallery in our salon in the Denver Art District totally helps in creating an space that spurs original thought and beauty and creativity. The feeling down here is of relaxation and invigoration!
We want to give our salon clients an original experience unlike anything else available in Denver, CO. We offer all organic products and services at our top salon in Denver. We take the time to listen to our clients and make sure your experience is a pleasant one. We make sure anyone who comes into our salon leaves looking good, and feeling good. We love what we do, great haircuts, organic color services, styling, shaves, and much more.
We are a professional hair salon , boutique offering jewelry and apparel, an active art gallery, and barbershop offering straight razor shaves! We are a brand new eco-friendly hair salon in the Denver Art District. We are Denver’s premier, green salon. We do all organic products and services and of course everything is chemical-free! In our family owned and operated hair salon in downtown Denver, all of our girls take the time to listen to our clients so that we make sure you are getting what you want and you get to look the way you want.
Come check out our new shop and hair salon at 8th and Santa Fe! We have all local products, designs, art, apparel, and everything is organic! We are Denver’s favorite hair salon.
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March 18, 2014 0
Wow! This has been the craziest year ever! We signed the lease on our space for the salon in October and the journey to this point has been incredible. Building a salon is hardwork, but now that we can see it in real life it is so freakin cool. We have been super blessed to have a lot of great people that have helped us along the way!
We started the creative process of building our new hair salon in downtown Denver on Pinterest.com actually… It’s a super sweet site that can be a powerful creative tool. We started a “Salon ideas” board and started pinning pictures and articles from different Salon’s around the world that we liked. We used stuff from other shops, stores, and restaurants as well. Through all the pics and articles a “feel” and “vibe” of what we wanted for our new organic hair salon began to emerge.
We went back and forth with our designer and worked out the design for our own salon. We knew we wanted the interior design of our hair salon to vibe with our eco-friendly philosophy. We got most of our materials through scavenging and donations of reclaimed stuff.
Paul learned how to build this year, and made a bunch of the stuff in the salon from scratch using the reclaimed materials.
We have looked into all the other hair salons in Denver, and just tried to make ours better… There really isn’t another salon like ours in Colorado, maybe any wear. We are super proud of our uniqueness and we love seeing people’s faces light up when they come in.
These last couple of weeks for our salon have been huge. The phone’s ringing, our team is starting to mesh real well, we got our first suite rented and the ball is really rolling.
We love love being able to offer chemical-free salon product and services in Denver, one of the greatest cities in the world! Having our hair salon in Denver is so perfect for us! We’ve really started setting our roots in our Art District neighborhood. The buzz down here is palpable and its so exciting for us and our salon!
People have really been digging our concept. Chemical-free, organic, green, products and services. Salon plus Barbershop plus clothing and jewelry boutique plus art gallery! There really isn’t anything like My Hair Trip around. We are so proud and happy that people are liking what we have to offer at our Denver Salon!Leave a reply
March 15, 2014 0
We love being green, we are totally obsessed with it actually. So we love not only being a hair salon in Denver that helps people look beautiful with organic, chemical-free products and services, but we also love sharing what we find works to help you be healthy and beautiful in all aspects of your life!
Essentials for a Long, Beautiful Life fruits And Veggies
“Whether or not you are beautiful is only partially an accident of nature. Much more critical is what you put into your body. At the most basic level, you remake yourself moment-by-moment and meal-to-meal. The food you eat literally becomes part of you, as in, “You are what you eat.” Thus, lasting beauty stems from a commitment to eating what is beautifying.
There are two ways to approach a beautifying diet: Putting in healthy foods, pure water and nutrients; and leaving out unhealthy, damaging foods and water.
Not sure what to leave out? Foods that disfavor beauty include processed chemicalized foods, refined sugar, processed cooked starches, cooked rancid oils and fried foods. Sweets, refined breads and soda are damaging to the teeth and skin, and stimulate weight gain. Starchy, hybridized cooked carbs (including most common breads and grain products, as well as potatoes) make the skin dry and pasty. Such foods deplete the body of minerals, create acidity, and can lead to fungus, yeast and mold overgrowth, and immune system susceptibility.
Sugar is damaging to the skin because it attaches to collagen molecules, causing stiffness and inflexibility, which leads to accelerated skin damage and wrinkle formation. In addition, when simple sugar molecules, such as fructose or glucose, are in the bloodstream without the moderation of an enzyme, they can become attached to proteins or lipids (fats). This process, called glycation, forms rogue molecules known as “advanced glycation end-products (AGEs).” If a person has a high amount of sugar in his diet, he will have a high amount of AGEs in his bloodstream, and these inflammatory compounds literally prematurely age us.
Cooked and rancid oils and fats are particularly destructive because they do not dissolve in water. Since we are primarily a water-based life form, it makes metabolism of cooked and rancid oils difficult at best. Cooked and rancid oils may make it into fatty organs and tissues where they are inflammatory, burden the organs, and inevitably create detrimental responses in the skin, leading to acne, wrinkles and premature aging.
Olive oil and seedsWhat to add? Raw, healthy fats and oils are important—omega 3 fatty acids, olive oil, oily seeds and avocados—to keep your cell membranes flexible, so the cells can absorb nutrients and respond properly to hormones. Unhealthy fats that take the place of good fats are like a toxic imposter, making the cells stiff and inflexible, with difficulty receiving nutrients. Circulation can become sluggish, which contributes to dry, flaky skin and acne. Stiff cell membranes also make your cells less responsive to important hormonal messages. All this adds up to bad news for your skin and longevity.
Vitamins and oils that are important for good skin—vitamins A, C, D, E, K and omega 3 fatty acids, as well as raw saturated fats (especially coconut oil)—are destroyed by heat. On the other hand, nutrient-rich raw food is ideal for bringing a sparkle to the eyes, luster to the hair, radiance to the skin and a pleasant fragrance to the body.
Let’s face it, approaching your diet from a place of denial and discipline doesn’t work. When you make changes by adding, not subtracting, you allow your body to shift automatically at its own pace, so that eventually processed foods lose their appeal.
The foods we add should be nutrient rich and densely mineralized. Organic foods, superfoods and superherbs grown in mineralized soil are ideal. Over time, the goal is that every food you put in your mouth is nutrient-dense. This will go a long way toward building healthy tissues throughout your body and will have long-term implications.
Another key component is clean, structured water, ideally fresh, wild spring water. Water flushes toxins, transports nutrients, keeps cells hydrated and plump, and prevents dry skin. No source of tap water anywhere in the world (except Iceland) is safe to drink. If you don’t have a filter your body becomes the filter.
Raw food contains plenty of hydration in the form of juice, which makes your tissues plump and youthful. If you desire beauty, your tissues should have a juicy, hydrated quality. You can also get hydrating benefits from juiced fruits and vegetables, and young coconut water.
Whether you get your nutrients from food or supplements, these are important to include for beautiful skin and hair:
Antioxidants to slow the oxidation of cells by free radicals (reactive oxygen). High concentrations of antioxidants are found in berries, citrus, cacao, leafy greens and many superfoods, as well as raw fats and oils.
Enzymes to promote absorption and assimilation of nutrients. Enzymes are naturally present in raw foods and low-temperature-dehydrated foods. Enzyme supplements are also recommended to improve metabolism, speed healing, and for youthening.
Omega 3 is an essential fatty acid found in hemp, flax and chia seeds; walnuts; and oil of evening primrose, algae, fish and krill. They protect cell membranes and provide what the body needs for better skin hydration. They minimize red splotches and help smooth rough skin.
Saturated fat (coconut oil and raw butter) is the dominant oil in your body and makes up more than 60 percent of the oils in your skin. Raw saturated fats are important antioxidants that also support the nervous system.
Vitamins A & K protect against skin cancer and help the body produce sebum, oil that serves as a natural conditioner. Good sources of both are dark green vegetables such as kale, broccoli, chard, collards and beet greens.
Vitamin C youthens, decreases wrinkles, and plays a role in synthesis of collagen, a protein responsible for elasticity. Vitamin C is found in most fruits and vegetables, especially papaya, kiwis, strawberries, tomatoes, red bell pepper, oranges, and lemons and limes. Botanical, concentrated powdered vitamin C sources, such as camu camu, acerola, amla and rosehips are also recommended.
Vitamin E protects cells against free radicals and is found in almonds, avocados, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, olives, olive oil and lettuce. Supplements are recommended in both tocopherol and tocotrienol forms.
Zinc helps the immune system and digestion, improves stress levels, supports healthy hair, eczema, acne and wound healing. Good sources include poppy seeds, pumpkin seeds, cashews, pecans, almonds, and nearly all foods that are naturally black.
Although topical creams and oils can help your skin and hair look more radiant, true beauty comes from the glow of radiant health. Invest in delicious foods, superfoods and superherbs (see sidebar), because the foundation of beauty is within.”
Beauty Breakfast Nectar Recipe
“Blend until smooth…
2 c unsweetened almond milk
1 c ice
1 handful fresh or frozen blueberries
1 handful fresh or frozen raspberries
2 tbsp goji berries
1 tbsp hempseed oil or pumpkin seed oil (Styrian)
1 tbsp spirulina powder
1 tsp acai powder
½ tsp camu camu
3 tbsp tocotrienols (raw rice bran solubles)
1 tbsp xylitol
1 dropper schizandra berry tincture
1 dropper vanilla stevia
Optional: 1 tbsp longan powder (or 1 handful fresh, seeded longan fruits)”
Acai • AFA blue-green algae • Aloe vera • Bee pollen • Cacao (raw chocolate) • Camu camu • Chia seeds • Chlorella • Goji berries • Hemp seeds • Maca • Marine phytoplankton • Noni • Royal jelly • Spirulina
Asparagus root • Astragalus • Ginseng • Green tea • Ho shou wu (Polygonum multiflorum) • Horsetail • Medicinal mushrooms: reishi, chaga, cordyceps, maitake, shiitake, lion’s mane, Agaricus blazei • Nettles • Pearl • Rhodiola • Schizandra berries
Article written by David “Avocado” Wolfe. Wolfe has been an advocate of raw food for 20 years and is founder of the peak performance and nutrition online magazine www.TheBestDayEver.com.Leave a reply
March 15, 2014 0
There is so much you can do to have the healthy hair, and skin, and nails, that you want.
At the salon we have topical oil treatments as well as organic shampoos and conditioners to treat your hair and get it as healthy as it can be.
Diet also plays a big role in having healthy hair. Your hair needs nutrients, here is a list of foods that are rich in Biotin, which, (among a variety of health benefits), is good for your hair, skin, and nails.
“Biotin is a water soluble B vitamin that is essential for bodily health. It helps the body to process fat and sugars, and it helps form a critical process in fat production in the body. Since biotin is so involved with creating the building blocks for basic body functions at a cellular level, it’s very important to have a sufficient supply of this nutritional element.
Biotin is particularly necessary for pregnant women. When an expecting mother has an inadequate supply of biotin in her diet, certain conditions might be manifested in both the adult and the infant, where skin discolorations can indicate a biotin deficiency, which can have some negative effects.
National health experts recommend 30 micrograms of biotin a day for pregnant and lactating women. Because this is a water soluble compound, it can’t easily be saved in the body long-term, so it’s important to get it into a regular diet.
Here are some of the top choices for a regular intake of biotin.
Swiss Chard – This green plant is a top producer of biotin. It’s also a great part of a healthy salad choice that will provide antioxidants and help balance a diet.
Carrots – Carrots contain a supply of biotin, as well as beta-carotene, which helps with general eye health.
Almonds, Walnuts and Other Nuts – A variety of nuts supply the body with biotin, and are a portable way to get proteins and other nutrition into a diet.
Chicken Eggs – Eggs are a source of biotin, although it’s important to note that eating a diet unusually high in egg whites can actually be a catalyst for a biotin deficiency. That’s because a specific element in the egg whites binds to the element and prevents it from being distributed properly. It’s important to always consider how eggs are added to a diet in order to prevent this kind of vitamin deficiency.
Goat’s Milk and Cow’s Milk – In addition to calcium and other healthy items, milks are also a source of biotin for the body.
Berries and Fruits – Some types of berries, including strawberries and raspberries, can get the body a significant amount of biotin. These fruits also provide antioxidants and health benefits, as part of a natural, whole food approach to eating. Experts recommend buying local and organic when possible.
Halibut – In addition to being “brain food,” this fish also contains large amounts of biotin. Think about adding it as an occasional entre.
Vegetables – Other vegetables like onions, cucumbers and cauliflower all contain biotin, and are healthy ways to fit this vitamin into meals.
The above are some of the healthiest ways to introduce biotin into a regular diet that will provide general health benefits, and also make sure that a biotin deficiency will not affect a pregnancy. Expecting mothers can learn more from their medical providers in terms of what to expect during the gestational term, and how to use a well-planned diet to guard against various health risks for herself and the baby.”
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