March 23, 2018 0
My Hair Trip Salon Denver is so happy and proud to be Colorado’s #1 rated organic salon and Colorado’s #1 rated eco-friendly salon. A lot of hard work and dedication have gone into My Hair Trip’s climb to success. The key has always been love, love for our clients, love for each other, love for the earth and love for Colorado!
My Hair Trip Salon in Denver is also the only salon and the only business from the beauty industry in the state of Colorado to be recognized as members of the Colorado Environmental Leadership Program. The Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) is our statewide environmental recognition and reward program which offers benefits and incentives to members that voluntarily go beyond compliance with state and federal regulations and are committed to continual environmental improvement.
My Hair Trip Organic Salon Denver is also a certified green business through the Certifiably Green Denver office who offers free sustainability advising services to Denver’s business community. Expert advisors help businesses achieve their sustainability goals and find opportunities to conserve resources while reducing costs in five areas: energy, water, waste, transportation and business management practices. Businesses may elect to receive help with specific initiatives or gain recognition for their achievements by becoming a Certified Green Business.
If you ever take a minute to check out some of My Hair Trip’s customer reviews and ratings you will notice a difference in reviews left for My Hair Trip in comparison to most other salons. Our customer’s reviews are usually much longer and much more in depth than reviews of other salons in Denver and in Colorado. We believe this is because we are unique in the magnitude of our service. We have built our team of highly trained, highly skilled, highly talented stylists and customer service professionals who are not only incredible craftsmen but also have a natural, innate ability to listen, understand and to care for our clients and for each other.
Come check out My Hair Trip, The Organic Salon in Denver, and feel the difference.
Look Good. Feel Good. Be Good. My Hair Trip Salon Denver.
January 26, 2018 0
Why does My Hair Trip Salon in the Denver Arts District have more 5-star reviews than any other organic or eco-friendly salon in the state? Well, there are a lot of variables to consider when examining this question. We do have some ideas…
Here are the top 5 reasons why My Hair Trip Salon Denver has more 5-star ratings across Google, Yelp, Bing, Facebook, Yahoo, and Vagaro than any other organic or eco-friendly salon in the state.
#5. My Hair Trip Salon is designed unlike any other salon open today. Typically, salons today are designed one of two ways. There is the traditional design, which is rows of chairs and mirrors next to each other or on top of each other throughout an open space or a space with multiple rooms. The other design, a newer fad in the last decade, is suites. In this design the building is large and is filled with small rooms with either one or two chairs in the room with the mirrors and shelves and shampoo bowl all packed into each little suite.
– At My Hair Trip they took the good parts of each of these designs and created a new unique design. Instead of the traditional rows of chairs, My Hair Trip has a row of suites, and instead of closing the suite off, each of the suites is open to the main room. This way they have achieved the intimacy a suite provides for stylists and clients while still being part of the salon space with the other stylists and clients sharing the music and atmosphere and the energy together.
#4. My Hair Trip the Organic Salon is the only salon with a team of stylists that offers Organic Colour Systems in Denver, CO. Now this is a big deal because OCS is the only color line on the market that is 100% ammonia-free. It is the most effective, organic, non-gmo, vegan, ammonia-free, cruelty-free, sulfate-free professional color line on planet earth. There are several independent stylists in Colorado who use OCS, they either rent chairs in salons or rent suites that they’ve named like salons, but there is only one place where you have a whole team using OCS and serving you together, and thats at My Hair Trip the #1 Organic Salon in Denver. One day all color lines will look and work like OCS and there are even salons and stylists in Denver who have been claiming that their color lines are ammonia free or carry very little ammonia, but here’s the deal y’all. There is only one ammonia-free organic professional color line in the world and there is only one salon team in Colorado who works with it.
#3. My Hair Trip Salon in Denver, Colorado is different than most other salons and stands out from its competition in Denver for several reasons, one of the biggest of those being that My Hair Trip is a team-based salon. The team at My Hair Trip works on salary rather than commission or booth-rent. This enables the team at My Hair Trip to serve the salon’s clients together, rather than competing for clients against each other. The team all works the same schedule too, its the hours the salon is open. Everyone on the team starts at the same time, works the same days and finishes together too. All of the stylists also offer services off of the same menu with the same prices so it doesn’t matter who a client sees. Clients don’t have to be locked into one stylist,its easy for them to see multiple team members with confidence that they are going to get the same My Hair Trip service no matter who they see. It becomes more about when is it best for the client to come in and not when can the stylist fit them into their schedule. The difference for a client being served by a whole team rather than one person or one or two people is amazing and clients of My Hair Trip go online to leave reviews and talk about it everyday. My Hair Trip holds team meetings at the beginning of every month and team members all contribute to what the culture of the business is and what each team member’s role is in that culture. Everyone on the team at My Hair Trip is personally invested in the core values of the salon and in its mission and vision.
#2. My Hair Trip Salon, The #1 Organic salon in Colorado has built its team with top talent. One of the salon’s mottos is “any cut, any color, anytime.” To be a stylist at My Hair Trip this is the attitude that you have to have and you need the skills and the talent to be able to achieve this as well. My Hair Trip’s team of stylists are all experienced, they are extremely creative, they are highly skilled, very professional and most of all each member of the team at My Hair Trip has an intrinsic quality of genuinly caring for other people. When these character traits are all brought together and nutured in a team, thats when the magic happens and thats when great hair happens.
#1. The #1 reason that My Hair Trip Salon has more 5-star reviews than any other organic or eco-friendly salon in Colorado is because of the way everyone on their team listens. That’s it. That’s the secret to this fast-growing, bustling little salon’s success. The team at My Hair Trip takes listening to another level. They listen to clients, customers and to each other in a different way. When true caring comes into the picture real listening happens and its effects can be felt in two seconds. This is how the team at My Hair Trip is able to again and again get its clients what they are asking for, because they are listening in a way that enables them to really hear what is being said to them.
So that’s it. The top five reasons My Hair Trip Organic Salon and Gallery has more 5-star reviews than any organic or eco friendly beauty shop in the state. This list could have been a top 20 for sure but if this top 5 isnt enough to get you in the door at My Hair Trip, the top 20 wouldn’t be either. Check them out and see for yourself.Leave a reply
January 28, 2016 0
We are so proud and grateful at My Hair Trip Salon Denver to have more 5-star ratings and reviews than any other eco-friendly salon in Colorado! We pride ourselves on putting the health and wellness of our clients and staff above all else. Each company we partner with is 100% within our ethos as well.
Look Good. Feel Good. Be Good. This is our motto, and it is the key to our clients’ happiness. When you look good, then you can feel good. When you feel good, then you can be good. We focus on listening to our clients. What do they want for their look? Why do they want that? What direction are they wanting to go in the future? Through our focus on the needs of the client and the utilization of the best eco-friendly and natural products today and into the future, we are able to provide a greater value than the prices we charge, and it is our promise that we always will.
Our clients come to us from Denver, Boulder, Aurora, Colorado Springs, Vail, Summit County, Morrison, Golden, Steamboat, Castle Rock, Florida, California, Texas, and its because we offer products, services, and an experience that you can only get one place, My Hair Trip Salon Denver.
No nasty, harmful chemicals here! We promise we will never use anything with ammonia, sulfates, parabens, or that has been tested on animals. We can get you the look that you want, guaranteed, but that’s not all that we do. We are an organic beauty shop that can help our clients’ fulfill and supplement all aspects of their lives, body, mind, and spirit.
We also are faithful and walk with Jesus Christ, but our doors and arms are open to all who come. Please come as you are. We are a place of peace and of purpose to enrich the lives of our clients and staff.
So come check us out and let us serve you.Leave a reply
March 8, 2015 0
We carry and use Young Living essential oils for a million different things in our salon. We use the essential oils to infuse our waters, infuse our hot towels, in our cleaning products, for aroma therapy, raindrop therapy, and in our hair oil treatments and moisturizing treatments. Young living is the number one distributor of essential oils in the world and we are proud to partner with them for the benefit of our clients and our salon.
Here’s some words from Young Living:
“Through the painstaking steps of our proprietary Seed to Seal production process, we produce the best, most authentic essential oils in the world. We are committed to providing pure, powerful products for every family and lifestyle, all infused with the life-changing benefits of our essential oils.
Our community of wellness started small in 1993, when Gary Young developed his first organic herb farming and distillation operation. At the time, Gary had already discovered the incredible power of essential oils, but because the quality of available oils varied so greatly, he’d been unable to fully harness their potential. While he knew that pure essential oils had the ability to produce spectacular results, he found that the chemically altered or adulterated oils on the market were often ineffective and even harmful.
Young Living changed all that. As Gary developed more farmland in Utah and Idaho, he began cultivating lavender, peppermint, melissa, clary sage, and many other herbs. Fueled by a growing demand for pure essential oils, Young Living designed and built the largest, most technologically advanced distillery for the production of essential oils in North America. Our company has also developed the groundbreaking Seed to Seal® process, which preserves the integrity and potency of essential oils.
Today, Young Living has grown to become the world leader in essential oils and wellness solutions. Headquartered in Lehi, Utah, with offices in Australia, Europe, Canada, Japan and Singapore, as well as farms around the world, Young Living stays true to Gary Young’s original vision. And with our steadfast commitment to essential oil purity, we’ve inspired millions of people everywhere to experience nature’s gifts of wellness and harmony, to create abundance as Young Living distributors, and to discover new opportunities for lifelong transformation.”Leave a reply
March 8, 2015 0
Gail “magic hands” Clare has been a massage therapist for almost nine years. She is very passionate regarding her profession. Her personal code of ethics is to always be theraputic. Gail feels that as each person is different, so is massage – no two are alike.
Gail’s unique approach to massage delivers a personal touch to each client in a wholesome manner leaving the client complete.
Whether it’s a chair massage or table massage, you’ll experience pure magic. Try her on for size.
Gail graduated from one of two accredited schools in Colorado. The Colorado School of Healing Arts instilled personal value, pride, confidence and superb knowledge of the body, making the art of healing, a humbling experience.Leave a reply
February 13, 2015 0
Nicole Zamora started My Hair Trip more than a decade ago and built her clientele with her salon customers, fashion designers, photographers, models, media, and talent agencies.
In October of 2009, she made the move to downtown Denver! So far, since getting to the city in 2009, she has been involved in numerous fashion shows around the city, as well as a plethora of fundraisers, and educational programs and events.
Now in March of 2014 she has opened her very own hair salon! where she is surrounded by other motivated and talented stylists.
Nicole always knew Green, eco-friendly, organic living was something she wanted to incorporate into her salon. Through years of independent research, training, and education, Nicole finally had everything she needed to open Colorado’s very first totally Organic Hair Salon.
Now Nicole’s salon, My Hair Trip Salon Denver, is Colorado’s only certified green, eco-friendly, organic hair salon, art gallery, and jewelry and apparel boutique!
Nicole and her husband / business partner, Paul Sr. are in the process of building their dream team, and thus far, are so proud to have been lucky enough to find Sonia, Amber, Thomas, Erica, Gail, Kristi, D’ona and Kelly!
So check out My Hair Trip Salon Denver at 8th and Santa Fe in the 80204 in the Denver Art District!Leave a reply
November 13, 2014 0
There is an eco friendly hair salon in Denver, CO.
Denver, CO has become a beacon of a certain kind of lifestyle on the national and even, the global scene. People are flocking to Denver, and Colorado from all over for the promise and opportunity that our wonderful city and state can provide.
The beauty of the rockies, the clean air 5,280 feet above sea level, our culture and attitude, all of these are reasons people are loving Denver right now.
Colorado is also at the forefront of sustainability when it comes to green businessess and organic food policies. In Denver the focus on a sustainable state is apparent to even casual observers.
Now Denver also can boast a totally green, organic hair salon too. My Hair Trip Salon Denver is an officially certified and registered green business. My Hair Trip Salon Denver offers its clients all organic products and services. The salon’s slogan is Look Good. Feel Good. Be Good. and that is what they try to achieve according to the owner, 32 year-old, Nicole Zamora. “We are passionate about our salon being more than just a beauty shop, we use our business as a platform to truly transform peoples lives from the inside out, so their true beauty can shine!”
My Hair Trip, Denver’s premier eco-friendly salon could not be in a better spot. The local, family-owned salon at 8th and Santa Fe, in the Denver Art District in downtown Denver, has been turning out happy clients who love what all natural products and services can do for their hair.
This green, eco-friendly salon in Denver has a clear focus on customer service, from the moment you walk in the door you are greeted with a smile and clients’ need are constantly attended to.
If you are interested in organic hair care or organic health and beauty, this eco-friendly salon in Denver has got what you are looking for.
Check out My Hair Trip Salon Denver at 773 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO, 80204.Leave a reply
October 16, 2014 0
My Hair Trip Salon Denver consists of it’s owners; Paul and Nicole Zamora. The Shop Manager; Thomas Ivory jr. Master Stylists / Colorists; Sonia Jean Sparks and Amber Vitale, and of course, one of Denver’s hottest up and coming talents, stylist/colorist; The, Ms. Erica Nelson.
Nicole began working in the beauty industry in Wisconsin twelve years ago working in hair salons and spas, and has worked at a hair salon in Denver for the last 4 and a half years. Specializing in hair behind the chair, Nicole has a passion for finding healthy alternatives for almost anything and now feels ,through My Hair Trip salon Denver, there is a platform for which she may encourage others to do the same. Nic always strives for her clients to leave the salon feeling gorgeous and enlightened.”
Paul has always been an entrepreneur, even since he was running his school store in junior high. Paul has owned, and operated several small businesses, including a small production company while bartending in downtown Denver. The bar that Paul worked at had been open about 3 years when Paul took over as the bar manager. The business was failing and the owners thought Paul could possibly turn it around. Over the next several years Paul devoted all of his time and energy into making the bar profitable. Today it is one of downtown Denver’s most popular and profitable bars.
Thomas is a long-time close friend of the Zamora Family and has helped run the shop since day one. Thomas is the salon manager, he also is a professional model, writer, traveler, gardner, artist, musician, avid outdoorsman and our dear friend.
Thomas is our captain of client retention. While at My Hair Trip Salon, Thomas is your personal concierge, taking care of all of your needs while you are a guest at Denver’s premier eco-salon. Thomas is a professional pamperer and runs the salon’s day-to-day like nobody’s business.
Sonia Sparks is a master stylist and colorist in Denver, CO, 80204 via Roseville Michigan. Sonia and Nicole had chanced to meet as booth renters at a smaller non-organic Salon in downtown Denver. Once My Hair Trip was up and running Paul and Nicole were thrilled when Sonia asked if she could come on board. She is honestly one of the best stylists in the city and My Hair Trip Salon Denver is extremely lucky to have her. Sonia brings not only amazing skills as a professional hair stylist and colorist but she brings an overall positivity and energy that radiates through the salon as well.
Experience: Sonia has 12 years experience as a master stylist and colorist.
Sonia graduated cosmetology school from David Presley School of Cosmotology in 2004.
Sonia is a dedicated session stylist who specializes in updos for special events such as weddings and fashion shows.
Sonia has worked personally assisting Kevin Murphey.
Sonia is a professional, certified organic colorist, session stylist, and master cosmetologist. Any cut , any color , any time.
Amber Vitale has lived in Denver her entire life, and is constantly influenced by the culture and artistic creativity within our city! Growing up she was encouraged to embrace an artistic outlet of interest and to make life decisions grounded on wisdom and great thought. Amber specializes in custom hair color and precision cutting. Combined with her talent and artistic vision she is able to work with clients to individualize styles to meet their needs. She keeps up with the latest techniques and hair trends as they appear on the fashion scene. Amber believes strongly in continuing education with the most recent being a certified extensionist through She by So Cap USA. She is constantly working on her own innovative techniques always pushing the boundaries of hair. With over 15 years’ experience, Amber is a stylist that believes in being unlimited in all aspects of hair care and design that complement each other for the finished look. Whether you want a contemporary classic cut or a funky avant-garde style, you are sure to be pleased with the experience you have with Amber.
Being a mother of two wonderful boys, it is as important as ever for me to continue this lifestyle I love the approach at My Hair Trip Salon in incorporating an organic and eco -friendly way of life into great hair care and design.
Erica says “My little sister was my first and my longest standing client. She has tested my skills again and again and I now feel comfortable to try them on you! 🙂 I have gained knowledge of top color lines and am able to play with and bend the laws of color to create unique and lasting designs for my clients. I have also become an expert at prescribing top of the line retail products so that my designs will look as great at home as they do in my chair.
I would consider women’s cutting and men’s grooming to be my specialty and first love. I feel passionately about my color designs and sending beautiful works of art out onto the streets of Denver.
I am committed to the beauty and fashion industry and love to share all aspects of this business with the guests in my chair. I love yoga, running, snowboarding, cooking, all things French and the outdoors. I am an outgoing, friendly, caring, hardworker and fast learner with lots of energy and I am so happy to have found a salon with a great vibe and a fast pace to call home.”
We have built the best salon team in Denver, Colorado. We cannot express how proud we are to work side by side every week with these incredible artists and create amazing hair and happy, enthusiastic clients. As we grow, we will add more members to our team, but we will always stay true to our core values in hiring. Top talent, eco-conscious, dedicated and charismatic.
We are Denver’s premier eco friendly salon, located at 773 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO, 80204.Leave a reply
September 27, 2014 0
Before we jump to any conclusions, one should know the differences among the salon industry’s top professional color lines – not all ammonia-free hair color is created equal.
First, let’s quickly remind ourselves the part ammonia plays in hair color:
Ammonia’s primary function is to raise the pH of the hair, open the cuticle, and allow for color to enter the cortex. The more ammonia in a color product, the higher the pH of the hair will become and the wider the cuticle will open.
The average working pH of hair processed with ammoniated hair color is 10-11, while the natural isometric pH of hair is 4.5-5.5!
NOTE: The pH scale is logarithmic, meaning with each rise in pH level, the new level is 10x more alkaline or acidic than the previous level – that’s huge!
This means ammonia-based hair color makes the hair 600x more alkaline than it’s original state. This blasting open of the cuticle makes re-closing the hair nearly impossible, resulting in a major loss of protein and moisture, as well as imminent color fading and damage.
Depending on the brand, you can find any number of these ingredients used instead of ammonia.
– Monoethanolamine (MEA)
– Cocomide MEA
– Aminomethylpropanol (AMEA)
Here’s where the difference in ammonia free hair color lines gets serious!
While MEA or Ethanolamine are odorless and not as corrosive as ammonia, the pH of the hair is STILL raised to an extraordinarily high level, if used in the same percentages as ammonia.
The only thing most brands have achieved in removing ammonia is just that – the removal of ammonia – they’ve still neglected one of the most vital components of hair health – a balanced pH!
So, what can professional ammonia free hair color brands do to ensure the pH of the hair is kept intact?
The answer is simple – use heat to help open the cuticle.
If a professional, ammonia-free color line doesn’t use heat to help open the cuticle, they’re using MEA or Ethanolamine in the same percentages as ammonia, and consequently, wreaking havoc on the structural integrity of the hair.
Aim for color lines that minimize the use of Ethanolamine and MEA, not ones that just simply swap ammonia for an odor-free alternative.
Most ammonia-free hair color lines use a synthetic source of Ethanolamine – produced by the reaction of ethylene oxide with ammonia.
However, there’s a natural source of Ethanolamine derived from the fatty acids in coconut, called Cocomide MEA. The natural emollients present in this form of MEA makes this option much more desirable in hair color.
The extraction method is more costly than cooking up some synthetic MEA in a lab.
Alas, there’s another problem with using Ethanolamine and MEA in higher than necessary percentages… the removal process.
It has been postulated that this ingredient is hard to remove from hair.
Companies still standing by ammoniated hair color have used this aspect of MEA as a way to denounce its effectiveness, but have failed to realize one enormous detail.
The best ammonia-free hair color lines have added Oleic acid (derived from olive oil) to safely remove any product left on the hair.
However, some ammonia-free color lines haven’t caught on to this little trick – make sure to use brands that have!
We’ve covered the primary role of ammonia, and it’s more desirable alternatives, but don’t forget – ammonia also has a secondary function.
When mixed with peroxide, ammonia neutralizes the existing color pigment, allowing color to further penetrate the cuticle.
Ethanolamine and MEA aren’t capable of doing this effectively.
So, an ammonia-free hair color line must have a color delivery system that compensates for the lack of ammonia.
Top-rated hair color lines have found an oil-based delivery system not only solves this problem, but that it actually works better than ammonia.
Hair absorbs oil before water, so using oil as a means of color molecule transport is not only effective, but optimal in any color line.
When deciding which ammonia-free color line is best for your salon and stylists, be sure to dig deeper into these type of ingredients!Leave a reply
September 15, 2014 0
At My Hair Trip Salon, we use Organic Color Systems for our color line. It is truly amazing and our styists and clients love it.
Organic Color Systems is the latest advanced organic formulation technology and it has:
No Ammonia, or Ammonia Derivatives
No Formaldehyde or Formaldehyde Derivatives
No Diamine Toluenes or any other PTD’s
No Plastics (Plastics Free Styling)
No Sodium Laurel Sulphates (SLS)
No Thioglycolates or Parabens
Full spectrum of bio-balanced vitamins & plant extracts
Packed with certified organic ingredients
Rich in anti-oxidants, and nutrients
Organic Salon Systems is the world’s only hair color that is:
• Truly Salon Exclusive & ammonia free;
• Supreme 100% Resistent Grey Coverage;
• Exclusive Certified Organic Ingredients;
• Certified Vegan & Cruelty-Free by PETA;
• Guaranteed Supreme Performance;
• Rich with Nutrients, Antioxidants, Vitamins, & Amino Acids.
• 54 colors
• 10 concentrates and brighteners
• 8 cream and liquid activators
• 2 non-bleach lightening systems
All these products are completely intermixable to produce an unlimited array of shades, tones, and specialized results. The gel consistency of the color and array of thickness of the activators finally empowers you to truly become a hair color artist.
Ammonia is a damaging corrosive toxin that should be kept out of the salons because:
It severely damages the cuticle and destroys tyrosine, the hair’s protein that develops melatonin (hair’s natural pigmentation). The more the tyrosine protein is damaged, the less capable the hair is of “holding on to” color.
It is a caustic toxin that causes both short and long term damage to the throats and lungs. Long term exposure can permanently damage the respiratory system.
Organic Color Systems provides Colorists with a comprehensive professional system that delivers unsurpassed results with only the most natural and organic ingredients.
A lot of salons tell their stylists and clients that their color lines are natural or organic, or ammonia free, but they are not. Ask your stylist or your salon what line they use and do your own research. It does matter, it’s your health and your life.
Why should you have to sacrifice your health and wellbeing to get the look that you want. Now there is a Denver salon that specializes in achieving any and every look without causing any harm to your health.
My Hair Trip Salon Denver specializes in chemical free, eco-friendly hair care products and services. At Denver’s only certified green salon, barbershop, art gallery, and boutique they understand that what you put on your hair and skin needs to be just as safe as the things that we eat.
This sustainable hair salon in the heart of the Denver Art District is leading the way for salons everywhere, for the sake of our clients and our staff.Leave a reply