With spring almost upon us, it’s time to come out of hibernation and rejuvenate. Want to take your environmentally-friendly lifestyle to the next level? These are seven environmentally friendly beauty spots in the city, using green products and practices that will leave you glowing. By Carina Cruz.
Sweet Lily Natural Nail Spa and Boutique
We love the seasonal treatments at Sweet Lily’s, like their Lemon Vodka pedicure. The lemon helps remove dead skin cells and the vodka is a natural antiseptic they use to cleanse your feet. Have a ‘green’ girlfriend? This beauty spot also offers environmentally friendly bath products and gifts.
Evolution: The Green Room Salon
Evolution features treatments like a deep steam moisture treatment for your hair and a coconut moisturizing manicure. Their staff even provides information on how to keep up your hair with Eco-friendly tips. They provide non-toxic, organic products. And they make it easy – book your appointment online.
Great Jones Spa
More than a quick stop for a haircut, this spa turns beauty into an experience. Their treatments use natural ingredients like tropical nut oils, fig, coffee, lemon, and olive stones and make use of plant and marine-based ingredients found in brands like Dr. Alkaitis, Jurlique, and Naturopathica. Waiting on your haircut or beauty treatment? Visit their juice bar while you wait.
John Masters Organics
You won’t get a perm or your hair relaxed at this salon because they don’t use any chemical treatments. At John Masters, all of the products have the USDA organic seal. All hair color is herb – or clay-based and ammonia-free. For those of us with sensitive skin, this is a plus.
One of W!nk’s popular treatments is a green clay mask with red clover, and peppermint oil to fight acne causing bacteria. They also use cream and honey in one of their moisturizing facials. At W!nk, you’ll find staff that are knowledgeable about their green products. All their products are free of toxins – right down to the nail polish.
Swing Hair Salon
In the heart of the East Village, this quaint salon is all about green initiatives. Delivering eco-conscious hair treatments and color, Swing’s treatments are done with modern, organic products.
Grace Heaven Organic Salon
Powered by wind energy, this quiet, small, two-chair salon takes green to the next level. They are not only wind powered, they also solely use green cleaning products and recycled paper products.