May 6, 2015 0
WooWeee! We are just having a ball down here at Denver’s Organic Hair Salon. The salon is full, all of our salon suites are occupied. We are loving our team. This crew is truly one of the most talented salon teams in the city, top to bottom. What’s cool about our salon, as opposed to all of the others in Denver is that we can do it all. Most salons have a specialty or a “flavor” or they take a certain type of client or hair type. At My Hair Trip Salon Denver we achieve balance through diversity. We all are different and each of our stylists and colorists are capable of doing any cut any color anytime and for anybody. We pride ourselves on being able to make any client happy with their hair, and we guarantee all of our services.
The art gallery is really rolling now, and we are so lucky to have so many great local artists in Denver, we never get board with new art on our walls. Fresh artwork on a rotation gives a constantly changing creative atmosphere throughout the salon and the galleries every month. We believe in creating a place where inspiration can flourish uninhibited to create the most beautiful hair possible all the time.
We have artists renting studios in the basement now, and it is so cool to see how that creative space is developing into something really special in addition to the salon, gallery, and boutique.
We are really excited about the clothing and jewelry designers we are carrying in the boutique right now and our clients and the citizens of the Denver Art District are really showing their love for the awesome local products we got going on right now.
We have starting carrying several new organic product lines in the salon as well as making some of our own products now such as organic chap stick, body butter, skin creams, and much more to come.
We also have a new color enhancement line that is super fun and makes it easy to go from cool fantasy colors back and forth to other colors without the huge process and time and energy and patience it used to have to take to do changes and corrections, and WITHOUT the DAMAGE! This new line is also totally free of any ammonia or PPDS! One of our clients with an allergy to the PPDS found in most hair colors, just gave us the word that 3 days after her color appointment she is reaction-free!!! Hooray!! Now we really can offer color services to all of the people who never could before, because of allergies or medications or any number of reasons. Everyone deserves beautiful hair and now everyone can get it at My Hair Trip Salon Denver, Colorado’s Organic Hair Salon.
All of our stylists have been training hard and working consistently to get better at creating the best, most beautiful looks with organic hair color and now we are really seeing it pay off. We are rocking organic color right now and we love how happy all of our clients are as they leave our salon and go out into the world looking good, feeling good, and being good, with gorgeous, healthy hair.
In the works we have
– our annual party / fashion show coming up in August,
– All of our stylists are getting their masters certification in organic color next month from Organic Color Systems and we are all super thrilled about it!
We will always do all that we can to get better at our craft because we love it and we will never rest, because we will always get better for ourselves and for our clients.
My Hair Trip Salon Denver is becoming all of the things we have imagined it could be and we can’t stop smiling. Come on down, because in the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.Leave a reply
December 13, 2014 0
My Hair Trip Salon Denver is Colorado’s only certified green, organic, eco-friendly hair salon, fully functioning art gallery, and jewelry and apparel boutique featuring beautiful, stylish products made locally in Colorado. At My Hair Trip Salon Denver they are the only salon in Denver to guarentee all of their services. This Denver salon believes that it’s clients pay, not to get a service done, but to get a look they want. My Hair Trip Salon Denver’s slogan is; look good, feel good, be good. This is the philosophy of this eco friendly salon in the Denver Art District, the keys to a happy life, and My Hair Trip Salon Denver strives to help its client’s get there.
My Hair Trip Salon Denver officially opened its doors in March of 2014 and has been helping people achieve happiness ever since. If you look good then you feel good, if you feel good then you can be good. Beauty in simplicity. Using organic products is important in this equation. My Hair Trip Salon Denver believes in beauty from the inside out, no more toxic beauty products or services. Beautiful happy people, that’s what My Hair Trip Salon Denver strives to achieve and maintain through the utilization of care, precision, and extensive knowledge of ancient and modern organic beauty techniques.
This Denver hair salon is at the forefront of organic beauty, always learning more and training constantly so they will always stay ahead of the curve, offering the highest quality organic products and services today and into the future. The Stylists and colorists at My Hair Trip Salon Denver are able to deliver to their clients; any cut, any color, any time, and all products and services are 100% guarenteed!
There does not exist, in the world, another place like this unique Denver salon. This is the only organic, eco-friendly, certified green, hair salon, art gallery, and boutique anywhere. This salon in Denver, CO, also used repurposed materials to build out their wonderful space at 8th and Santa Fe, in the Denver Art District, creating a unique and comfortable atmosphere.
So check out My Hair Trip Salon Denver – call or book your appointment online today!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
August 27, 2014 0
Summer time means being active and having fun, swimming and being outside in the sun. It’s great being active and busy for the summer, and some women forget to take care of their hair, so when September comes, it’s good to do some maintenance on your locks, and My Hair Trip will tell you what you need to get your hair back to healthy.
1. Get a trim: Your hairs natural oils keep it protected and supple, sun and chlorine sap those oils from your hair. This can cause split ends and frizziness. Getting a cut of a half inch or so can make your hair look better, instantly.
2. Rehydrate daily: instead of your regular conditioner try using one of our conditioners from Davines or Phia designed for dry and/or damaged hair. If your hair is really dry or damaged, leave your conditioner in your hair rather than rinsing. Also, picking up one of our hair serums and/or mists might be a good idea.
3. Make sure you choose the right shampoo. Shampoos that are made for washing out chlorine are awesome for days when you are actually swimming. But if you already have chlorine damage, those shampoos don’t do much good. Instead, use a hydrating type like Davines’s Oi shampoo or any of our Phia products which will literally work magic enriching and moisturizing your hair, while it cleans it.
4. Wash your hair only when it is necessary. There’s literally nothing better for your hair than its own natural oils, so shampooing every day washes those oils out of your hair and doesn’t give them time to work their way down the hair shaft. You probably want to try to go at least one day between shampoos — two to three if your hair can handle it.
5. Brush, brush, brush! A great way to let your hair’s natural oils repair your damaged hairs is through regular brushing. “It distributes the natural oils and encourages your hair to shine. We recommend to our clients to brush their hair every evening.
6. Keep an eye on your hair and look for signs of serious dehydration. If you are running into the common problem with your hair not holding any style that you try to do to it, that means it is seriously dehydrated from summer. To fix this problem, avoid styling products that will dry your hair, such as gels that contain alcohol, and any maximum-hold hairsprays.
7. The foods you eat can help to nourish your hair. Good fats, such as omega-3s, and B vitamins actually help hair grow strong, shiny, and full of body. Try adding salmon, tuna, nuts, and seeds to your diet. You don’t have to go crazy or overload on these foods, your body only absorbs a certain amount daily anyway.
8. Use cool air setting to dry your hair. The heat from your blowdryer will damage hair the same way that the sun does. While you’re nursing your hair back to health, switch to the cool setting on your blow dryer.
9. Don’t use hot tools for a little while. Heated metal styling tools like flat irons and curling irons can cause more damage to your locks.
10. Try one of our hair masks or moisturizing oil treatments. Our stylists and clients have been raving about our all natural, super effective essential oil treatments. This is your fastest most effective path back to healthy hair.Leave a reply
July 29, 2014 0
The Denver A-List is a contest featuring more than 7,274 local businesses competing to be named best. YOUR votes determine the outcome. Voting ends Sunday, August 17th
My Hair Trip Salon is Denver’s only eco friendly salon, barbershop, art gallery, and jewelry and apparel boutique, with a focus on the client. Family owned and operated, at 8th and Santa Fe, in the heart of the Art District. Look Good. Feel Good. Be Good. My Hair Trip.
So, kinda cool, our shop has been nominated for Best Salon in Denver by Denver A-List. If we could win this in our first year it would mean so much. Thank you to everyone who helped us get here! We are unbelievably grateful to our friends, family, and clients. (just click the link below and click the vote button and watch karma start working for you) Thank you, Look Good. Feel Good. Be Good.
Please vote for us by clicking the A-list link below then click “vote for us”Leave a reply
July 2, 2014 0
My Hair Trip Salon Denver is looking for one great stylist / colorist to join our team. My Hair Trip is Colorado’s only green salon, barbershop, art gallery, and jewelry and apparel boutique. Our team has a great chemistry right now and the vibe in our shop is really great. It feels good looking forward to coming into work. We are looking for another great stylist that is focused on their career as an artist, and is positive and upbeat about being the best they can be at whatever it is they do.
We give our stylists what they need to succeed. Our staff enjoys massive exposure we receive from 1st Friday Art Walks and other Art District events. Being located at 8th and Santa Fe, in the heart of the Art District is really great for us. There is foot traffic down here everyday, and there are lots of events in the district that bring people to our neighborhood, and in through our door year-round. We are a fully functioning art gallery as well as a premier salon, so we have a great pull for art district events and the walls of our shop are always full of great local art from all over the state. Our clients love it and so do we. Our stylists also receive commission on anything they sell in our boutique or gallery in addition to their product and service commissions. Our stylists start at 40% commission on services and can earn all the way up to 75%. Our product commission is 17.5% which is much hire than the average salons in Denver offering 10%.
We have product and technique knowledge classes going on all the time. Our stylists can do as much or as little as they want to, as far as continuous education. Whenever one of our stylists go to a class, or workshop, or seminar and learn something new, they come back and show the rest of us what they learned, so we are all always on the cutting edge of styles, trends, and techniques. We also offer our stylists sales incentives such as tickets to shows, and education classes and events.
We are an organic, eco friendly shop so we are looking for a stylist that is interested in using the chemical free products and services that we offer. We also really want to bring on someone who, either is passionate about organic, green living in their own life, or at least is interested and willing to learn more about what healthy green living is. Our stylists and their clients are loving the top of the line health and beauty products and services we provide.
We use Organic Color Systems for our color line and we really, really love it! We only do business with other businesses that, not only have chemical free products and services, but that are also ethical and green throughout all aspects of their business.
We carry Davines, Alterna – Bamboo, and Use Me products. Davines is our main product line and it is incredible, all of our clients are loving what we are doing for their hair with these product lines.Leave a reply
June 1, 2014 0
Trust me, when it comes to hair dye, I’m as picky as an amateur can be. I’ve been dyeing my hair red for 12 years, and I’ve managed to pick up a few tricks: I know exactly what to say to get the right shade (“copper tones, not purple”) and I’ve strategized how to reduce the damage for my single-process dye job (only color the roots and use a glaze on the ends).
But after all of those years of gaining expertise at the salon, I still wasn’t 100 percent satisfied with the results. My once-resilient hair had started to become dry and less vibrant, and the color seemed to fade within a week. So I decided to give organic hair color a try. Sure, the prospect was scary at first — I’m just as guilty as most people when it comes to equating “natural” with “less effective” when assessing beauty products. But after a little research, I discovered the Organic Color System and became intrigued.
Standard, non-organic hair dye is loaded with all sorts of questionably safe chemicals: ammonia, formaldehyde, sodium laurel sulphates and parabens, to name a few. Much of the research focuses on how the chemicals affect the salon workers who use them daily, but it’s not hard to see how years of chemical abuse would leave my hair — and that of 75 percent of American women who admit to dyeing their hair — less shiny and soft. (Aging, it should be noted, could be a factor here, too.) The Organic Color System, on the other hand, is a natural, ammonia-free solution that promises long-lasting, vibrant results. Between 98-99 percent of the ingredients are naturally derived or organic, and the only synthetic ingredients are the pigments and stabilizers.
Cue the skepticism. Would this dye really work?
Rather than make an uneducated assumption about organic dye, I decided to book an appointment with hairstylist Mordechai Alvow at New York City’s Yarok Beauty Kitchen. Using the Organic Color System, Alvow helped me choose between the 64 shades offered (even blonde!). The process was exponentially more enjoyable, since the anti-oxidant blend of aloe vera leaf, comfrey root, orange peel and grapefruit seed in the organic dye didn’t have the same headache-inducing effects of the harsh-smelling, ammonia-filled dye you get in most salons. (It didn’t hurt that Alvow’s adorable dog was perched on my lap the whole time, either.)
But even the most pleasant smells couldn’t get me to go organic if the results weren’t at least as good as the chemical stuff. Luckily, they were. After Alvow was done with me, the color was the most striking shade of copper red I’ve ever had, and I didn’t have that pesky line of demarcation that always gives me what I call “fire roots” (freshly dyed roots that never seem to blend properly until after a couple of washes). The best part: My hair felt 10 pounds lighter and as soft as an 8-year-old’s. Needless to say, I’m an organic hair dye convert.
Just like with standard dye, Alvow told me that the maintenance of the Organic Color System is pretty simple: Avoid products with sulfates, and wash your hair less often and with water that’s not too hot. (PSA: His haircare line Yarok has shampoo and conditioner that’s safe for color-treated hair.)
So fellow hair color devotees, all I ask of you is this: Try organic hair dye and see what you think. If the ecological and health benefits don’t sway you, the soft, chemical-free hair you get might be what convinces you to officially switch teams.
Article written by: Rebecca Adams at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/17/organic-hair-dye_n_4597190.html