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.
March 11, 2016 0
Why does My Hair Trip Salon in Denver have more 5-star online reviews than any other eco-friendly and/or organic salon in Colorado?
Well the #1 thing making My Hair Trip #1 is the way they treat their guests from the owners to the receptionists. While at My Hair Trip Salon in the Denver Art District guests are always greeted with a smile and offered a beverage, purified water, organic coffees and teas, or a cold beer or glass of wine. Friendly conversation mixes in the air with fresh smells of natural health and beauty products as the salon buzzes with positive energy and activity.
Clients are always commenting on how “good it feels” in the shop and the owners say that has always been one of their main focuses. “We want to have a space where, no matter who you are, what’s your style, your personality, no matter what’s going on in your life, you can come here and feel comfortable and be taken care of.” says Paul Zamora, co-owner of My Hair Trip.
My Hair Trip Salon definitely stands out from the crowd of other salons in Denver and indeed in the industry in general, starting from their strict policies on what products they carry and what services they provide there is a genuine sense of family at the shop that is palpable and is a pleasant change of pace from an industry that is typically highly competitive, self-centric, and at times, toxic. My Hair Trip has found a way to work together as a team for common goals as a unit, and it is noticeable in the mood of the shop.
My Hair Trip also uses a personal touch. Our stylists always handle their clients from start to finish. A lot of other salons will have assistants and apprentices wash and style their clients, not at My Hair Trip, our clients are the most important thing and it will always be that way at this revolutionary organic hair salon.
So bottom line is there is a lot going on at My Hair Trip Salon in Denver, Colorado, that is helping them to climb to the top of their industry and it doesn’t look like they’ll be slowing down anytime soon.
You can check them out at 8th and Santa Fe in the Denver Art District.
or at myhairtrip.com
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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
May 1, 2015 0
Brittany Chavez graduated from Empire Beauty in September of 2009. She has wanted to be a stylist since she was 16 years old. She has always loved how fun and artistic the beauty industry can be, and she can’t imagine doing anything else in life. Helping others feel amazing about themselves is Brittany’s favorite part of her job.
Brittany feels strongly convicted to always proceed in continuing her education as a stylist and in staying on top of current trends, so she can make sure she’s able to give her clients the look and feel they desire every time.
Brittany had the amazing opportunity of working on the Noveau team at Intercouiffure in NYC, which is one of the most prestigious major events a hair stylists can participate in. She was able to work backstage and onstage at the event. She has also been a helping hand at Denver Fashion Week assisting with hair as well as Second Home Spring fashion show applying makeup, another passion of hers. If its fun and challenging you can bet she will be there!
Brittany started her career at Antoine Du Chez. She began as an assistant going through their advanced training program, as a cutting specialist. After spending time there, she decided to take on a new challenge, learning the ins and outs of coloring hair. Brittany has always picked up on things quickly and is a fast learner.
Brittany, her two young boys and husband have all been making the organic , green transition over the past 6 months. This lifestyle became important to her after she had her children. When she found out about My Hair Trip, she was determined to become apart of the team! Brittany is excited for this experience, and happy to have finally found a salon home.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
November 7, 2014 0
My Hair Trip Salon Denver is Colorado’s only certified green, organic hair salon, art gallery, barbershop, and jewelry and apparel boutique featuring all locally made products.
This creative space in The Denver Art District on Santa Fe Drive is completely unique in Colorado, there is no other business like this one. All of the art in the gallery rotates threw the shop every month. Artists’ work is first hung on the walls of our hair stylists’ suites, then it moves into the salon’s gallery room, and lastly it makes its way onto the main gallery wall in the main room of the salon.
This independently owned small business in Denver, CO, hosts gallery shows and parties on the first and third Friday of every month to showcase the new show each month. This organic hair salon and gallery is also an event hall that is available for lease and is ideal for parties, workshops, yoga, and any kind of creative endeveur needing open layout space.
The salon’s clients all talk about how much they enjoy the art and the events, this Denver salon has really created a community of people who are inspired and motivated to live by the salon’s slogan: Look Good. Feel Good. Be Good.
My Hair Trip Salon Denver, is one of the many new businesses that have chosen to call the Denver art District on Santa Fe Home. The neighborhood has had a reputation of being rough and tumble in the past but is going threw an economic revitalization in 2014 that promises to put the district on the map nationally as one of the most respected art districts in the United States.
Check out My Hair Trip Salon Denver 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
Have you heard of Kombucha, the beverage the ancient Chinese called the “Immortal Health Elixir?” It’s been around for more than 2,000 years and has a rich anecdotal history of health benefits like preventing and fighting cancer, arthritis, and other degenerative diseases.
Made from sweetened tea that’s been fermented by a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast (a SCOBY, a.k.a. “mother” because of its ability to reproduce, or “mushroom” because of its appearance), Kombucha didn’t gain prominence in the West until recently.
In the first half of the 20th century, extensive scientific research was done on Kombucha’s health benefits in Russia and Germany, mostly because of a push to find a cure for rising cancer rates. Russian scientists discovered that entire regions of their vast country were seemingly immune to cancer and hypothesized that the kombucha, called “tea kvass” there, was the cause. So, they began a series of experiments which not only verified the hypothesis, but began to pinpoint exactly what it is within kombucha which was so beneficial.
German scientists picked up on this research and continued it in their own direction. Then, with the onset of the Cold War, research and development started being diverted into other fields. It was only in the 1990s, when Kombucha first came to the U.S., that the West has done any studies on the effects of Kombucha, and those are quite few in number. As is typically the case in the U.S., no major medical studies are being done on Kombucha because no one in the drug industry stands to profit from researching a beverage that the average consumer can make for as little as 50 cents a gallon.
Thanks to it’s rising commercial popularity in the last decade, the older Russian and German research has been made available in English to Westerners, and a few wide-spread anecdotal surveys have been sponsored by Kombucha manufacturers, but that’s about it. While there are limited amounts of research done on the beverage, there has been lots of research done on many of the nutrients and acids it contains in large quantities (such as B-vitamins, antioxidants, and glucaric acids).
Regardless of the “lack” of scientific evidence, the fact remains that this beverage has 2,000 plus years of tradition behind it and an ardent and addicted following.
What are the health benefits of Kombucha Tea?
Kombucha Health Benefit #1 — Detoxification
Detoxification produces healthy livers and aides cancer prevention. One of kombucha’s greatest health benefits is its ability to detox the body. It is rich in many of the enzymes and bacterial acids your body produces and/or uses to detox your system, thus reducing your pancreatic load and easing the burden on your liver. Kombucha is very high in Glucaric acid, and recent studies have shown that glucaric acid helps prevent cancer. I know 2 people in my immediate circle of friends who have had cancer (pancreatic and breast) and fought it into remission without any chemo or radiation therapy. Instead, they warded it off by detoxing their lives (going 100% organic, removing chemical cleaners and agents in their home, changing their diet to be at least 80% raw or fermented, etc.) Central to the detoxification process was drinking Kombucha regularly. Even Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the recently deceased Russian author and nobel-prize winner, in his autobiography, claimed that kombucha tea cured his stomach cancer during his internment in soviet labor camps. (And because of this testimony, President Reagan used Kombucha to halt the spread of his cancer in 1987. You’ll note he didn’t die until 2004, and that was from old age, NOT cancer.)
Kombucha Health Benefit #2 — Joint Care
Kombucha contains glucosamines, a strong preventive and treatment all forms of arthritis. Glucosamines increase synovial hyaluronic acid production. Hyaluronic acid functions physiologically to aid preservation of cartilage structure and prevent arthritic pain, with relief comparable to NSAIDs and advantage over glucocorticoids. Hyaluronic acid enables connective tissue to bind moisture thousands of times its weight and maintains tissue structure, moisture, lubrication and flexibility and lessens free radical damage, while associated collagen retards and reduces wrinkles.
Kombucha Health Benefit #3 — Aids Digestion and Gut Health
Because it’s naturally fermented with a living colony of bacteria and yeast, Kombucha is a probiotic beverage. This has a myriad of benefits such as improved digestion, fighting candida (harmful yeast) overgrowth, mental clarity, and mood stability. As such, it’s noted for reducing or eliminating the symptoms of fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety, etc.
Kombucha Health Benefit #4 — Immune Boosting
Kombucha is extraordinarily anti-oxidant rich, and you all know the benefits of anti-oxidants for boosting your immune system and energy levels.
Where can you learn more about kombucha health benefits?
Here are a few articles on the health benefits of kombucha:
Are the health benefits of kombucha for real?
When I first read about the panacea of benefits, I was skeptical. How could one beverage do so many things? But then I realized that it’s not so much that the beverage does something to our bodies, like a medicine targeted at curing specific symptoms. It’s more that this beverage promotes health. It gives your body what it needs to heal itself by 1)aiding your liver in removing harmful substances, 2)promoting balance in your digestive system, and 3)being rich in health-promoting vitamins, enzymes, and acids.
The general consensus seems to be that with regular, daily consumption, you’ll notice improvement in immune system functioning and energy levels within about a week, the healing of more minor ailments within a month or so, and the healing of more radical illnesses within a year or so.
Article found at: http://www.foodrenegade.com/kombucha-health-benefits/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.
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