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We are a Green Circle Salon. Why? What does that mean?

Working together to keep people AND our planet beautiful!

The Green Circle Salons Mission

We are a new company with a mission to make the North American salon industry sustainable by 2020. We are doing this in a way that is affordable and achievable and most importantly, impactful. We believe that over time – and with the help of guests and employees – small steps to transform each salon will make green conversion possible and sustainable.

Greenest in the Industry
Green Circle Salons brings together some of the best brands from across the salon and spa industry as a way to offer you and your family, responsible, greener choices when it comes to looking and feeling beautiful. If you are looking to strike a greener balance and reduce your environmental impact in the pursuit to look and feel beautiful, take a look at our salon directory to find a Certified Green Circle Salon in your neighborhood.

Green Salon Directory

Our Directory offers a simple way to connect consumers with like-minded salons in their neighborhood.

Quickly access important details that will save you time and effort. Look for the green banner and get informed about specific promotions and savings opportunities – as a new client you can receive special incentives and promotions at participating salons! Find links to salon websites and social media pages to stay up to date on the latest news!
It’s not only about looking good and feeling good-it’s also about doing good!

Our Philosophy

Green Circle Salons sets very clear standards, and is an open, relationship‐focused company.

We believe in clear expectations, ethical business dealings, transparency, accountability, and inclusiveness. Fairness, honesty and integrity is our compass. We are a movement for positive green change that has substance but also style, learning, and creativity. By working together to understand the links between our actions and their consequences on the planet, we will prove the value in sourcing locally and increasing efficiency, while redirecting, recycling, and repurposing materials once destined for landfill.

We are committed to giving back 5% of our pre-tax profits to work with local and international organizations to support programs that create positive social and environmental change.
Imagine if we all just believe and act on the things we know. If we’re honest about how our actions have consequences on people and the planet. Imagine then, the differences we can make together. Today, undoubtedly, climate change is the challenge of our time. We recognize that environmental issues are not just a series of isolated events like deforestation, the landfill crises or air pollution. We are beginning to understand that environmental problems affect our economics, our social structure, and the health and wellbeing of humanity as a whole.

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    Why Organic Hair Color is Better.

    The Natural Alternative
    Most hair colour products use harsh chemicals like ammonia that damage hair in the colouring process, stripping hair’s natural health and shine.

    Organic Colour Systems is different. We’re kind to hair and it shows.

    By using more certified organic ingredients and fewer chemicals than anyone else we’ve created an effective way to colour hair as naturally as possible.

    With Outstanding Results
    And because hair responds better to natural ingredients our products give outstanding results.

    Our unique approach is gentler on hair and locks in colour, moisture and goodness to every strand.

    So hair looks naturally healthier and glossier with radiant colour.

    Made in Britain with TLC
    (Tender Loving Colour)
    Combining the best of British know-how and natural ingredients we create Tender Loving Colour with absolutely no ammonia, resorcinol or parabens.

    We make our beautiful hair products in the heart of the New Forest in Hampshire using lots of lovely natural, organic ingredients.

    With Organic Colour Systems hair is naturally healthier.

    A breath of fresh air
    We don’t like ammonia. We don’t like the smell or what it does to hair and we never use it.
    We believe in using natural ingredients that smell amazing and create healthier, ammonia-free salons that are nice places to work.
    Our salons are – literally – a breath of fresh air to the hair colour industry.

    Certified organic ingredients
    By using more certified organic ingredients and fewer chemicals we’ve created an effective way to colour hair as naturally as possible.
    We combine the best of British know-how and natural ingredients to create hair colour with absolutely no ammonia, resorcinol or parabens.
    And we make our own beautiful hair products in the heart of the New Forest in Hampshire using lovely natural, organic ingredients.

    High performing products
    Our unique hair colour system is gentler on hair and locks in colour, moisture and goodness to every strand.
    So not only is your salon healthier but hair looks naturally healthier and glossier with radiant colour.

    Salons that stand out
    By offering our unique, natural and ethical hair colour alternative salons stand out from the competition and attract new clients.
    Clients love the Organic Colour Systems difference – and get hooked on our healthier approach to outstanding results.

    Healthy, profitable businesses
    We believe in healthy hair, healthy salons and healthy businesses.
    That’s why we’re dedicated to helping salons become healthy, profitable businesses.
    Our salons get lots of professional support from us including in-depth training, marketing and promotional materials.

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      Wait, I can help the needy by buying wine?

      As some of you know, we are working with Denise Uhlig, one of our friends and clients who is a rep for a company called ONE HOPE Wine. You can think of them as the Napa Valley wine company that gives back. Every single one of their bottles gives 50% of its profits to a partner non-profit (childhood hunger, helping pets find homes, planting trees, finding cures for diseases, etc). You can learn more about them on her website listed below.

      They do really awesome specials too! like this one they ran for the holidays: 40% off if you buy 3 or more bottles and FREE SHIPPING when you buy 6+ bottles!! (Discounts are processed at checkout, no code required)
      Go to the website: www.viaonehope.com/winesforacause
      Click on “Shop” at the top or “Shop My Store”

      For those of you who have recently bought from One Hope and have tasted the wines, you know what a quality product they have. All the wines are crafted by one of the top winemakers in Napa Valley, Robert Mondavi Jr. If you are all stocked up and would like to just forward this email on to some of your wine loving friends, please feel free to do so.

      If anyone else should have any questions, please feel free to ask. We’d be happy to help.
      We can also set up in-home wine tastings, where you can give 15% back to a non-profit of your choice. Ask me about it!

      Hope your holidays are full of love and laughter!
      Blessings to you all!
      Denise

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        Birth of “The Bright side”

        I’m not here to make sense of the noise and chaos of the outside world,

        but what I can do is make sense of myself;

        Somewhat.

        Let me be true to my soul.

        Be genuine.

        Be faithful.

        Be strong in my beliefs.

        So strong that it moves me to action.

        In a world that confuses my inner most,

        simplistic essence,

        I feel resolved to share the light and love of the bright side.

        – Nicole Zamora –

        Today marks the first post of our weekly blog “The Bright Side” The Bright side will consist of inspiring and uplifting true stories and examples of all that is good in the world. It will be posted here every Sunday. We will be writing as well as sharing these stories, articles and messages every week as a way of shining the light that is in world to anyone and everyone who needs it.

        If you know of a true life story of inspiration please submit to myhairtrip@gmail.com for publication.

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          Introducing Cindee Hanna!

          It is our honor and privilege to introduce the newest member of the My Hair Trip Family: Cindee Hanna!!! Cindee has been a passionate stylist & colorist for the last 10 years and she has perfected her talents by learning how to give clients a hair-style that reflects their personality and how they want to look. “When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves” “I love being a part of a salon that uses organic coloring, products and services and also is environmentally conscious in how we dispose of our waste and materials.” Cindee, just like all of our stylists, is ready to get you looking your best, so then you can feel your best and that way you can be your best!!! Cindee and the rest of our team is here to serve you, so call or book your next appointment online at Denver’s Organic Salon today!

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            We are a certified green business

            When we opened, we partnered with The Certifiably Green Denver Program and the Mayor’s office to become a certified green business. We have been re-certified each year since then.

            Certifiably Green Denver is a joint venture between the Denver Department of Environmental Health and the Downtown Denver Partnership to provide education and recognition to businesses for exemplary environmental achievement.

            Certifiably Green Denver provides free, confidential, non-regulatory environmental assistance to Denver’s business community. The program helps your business find opportunities to improve efficiency and profitability while minimizing environmental liability through pollution prevention. Sustainability advisers are provided at no cost and begin by visiting your business to complete a comprehensive assessment identifying ways to conserve.

            Sustainability advisors at the City are provided at no-cost to Denver business owners.

            Step 1 – Schedule a walk through assessment of your business with one of our advisors. Call 720-865-5457

            Step 2 – After the assessment is complete, your adviser will work with you to prioritize and implement practices that benefit your business. Program advisers are available to provide assistance whether you are interested in single measures or overall certification.

            Compliance – Proper management practices help minimize wastes, reduce downtime, and keep you in compliance with regulations.

            Why Participate?
            Cost Savings – Less waste means lower disposal and operating costs. Ef cient use of materials,
            water, and energy saves money.

            Public Image – Superior environmental practices positively affect your image with customers, the community and employees.

            Public Recognition – CGD publicly recognizes certi ed businesses through free advertising. This includes Internet listings and advertising in the newspaper, magazines, radio, and water bill inserts. Certi ed businesses receive a framed certi cate and a window decal from CGD.

            CGD Offers:
            > Assessments to identify water conservation
            and energy-ef ciency options
            > Information and assistance to meet your business’ environmental sustainability needs
            > Public recognition for your environmental efforts

            Environmental Achievement
            for office and Retail
            Certiably Green Denver (CGD) is a voluntary and non-regulatory program that provides free educational outreach and technical assistance on a variety of environmental issues to businesses in the City and County of Denver. The primary goals of the program are to increase participation and adoption of sustainable practices to minimize use of hazardous materials, improve energy ef ciency and water conservation, and decrease the use
            of resources and generation of waste.

            Our Partners are leaders in the business community who are setting the standard for environmental sustainability.
            Certi cation Criteria
            CGD has developed industry-speci c criteria that target environmental issues and concerns speci c to the of ce and retail environment.

            The criteria are separated into ve categories: Business Management, Energy Ef ciency, Water Conservation, Resource Management, and Transportation. All core
            criteria, plus two electives, must be met in each category
            to achieve the certi cation. The elective criteria are intended to provide businesses the exibility to take advantage of initiatives that are of most interest and bene t to them.

            In order to maintain certi cation, businesses must continue to comply with the core criteria and complete at least one new elective criterion from each category every year. CGD staff will follow-up annually with Partner businesses to ensure that they continue to meet the certi cation criteria, to encourage further improvement, and to lend assistance in overcoming technical issues and challenges.

            We love what the Cerifiably green department is doing in Denver and we love being a part of the green movement in Colorado.

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              Caring at our core

              Having fun at Denver’s #1 customer rated sustainable beauty shop! We are not the only place in Denver where you can find non-toxic professional health and beauty products and services, but we are the only place with sustainable choices that offers an experience like we do. No one else puts caring at its core like we do. That is why we have more 5 star online customer ratings and reviews than any other eco friendly salon in the state of Colorado.

              We love working with hair and makeup. Our team is built of highly trained, professional stylists and makeup artists, but that is not what sets us apart. We are involved with fundraising efforts for some amazing organizations who help those in need and we are dedicated to service within our community, but that is also not what sets us apart from other salons and businesses in our industry. There are lots of salons that have highly trained professional stylists. There are lots of salons that are involved within there communities and who do what they can to contribute to just social causes. Heck we aren’t even the only salon in town where you can find non-toxic options for your hair and makeup anymore.

              What it is that sets us apart from the other salons in our industry is that which is at our core.
              Care is at our core. Care is at our core as a business. Care is at the core of each of us who work in this company.
              We care.
              We genuinely care with our every fiber. We care about our clients. We care about the environment. We care about our community. We care about each other.

              We care about our clients. We care about our clients as though they are our friends and family, because to us, that is exactly what they are. When someone comes to our salon, from the second they walk through our door, their needs are what we care about. We serve. That’s how we care. My Hair Trip is a place to put your problems aside, a place to take a deep breath and forget about the worries of the world. A place where people are genuinely interested in you and your life. We help people center themselves and leave us looking good, feeling good, and feeling able to be the best versions of themselves. Like ripples in a pond, as people who look and feel good go out into the world energy is dispersed with their every interaction. This is our belief and it is how we work everyday to make this world a better place. Everyday becoming closer to the world we imagine it can be.

              We care about our environment. At this point, saying things like this can almost sound cliche, but its true, we care about our environment. We know too much. We care about the toxins people are putting on their hair and skin. We care about the waste and toxins that are being dumped all over our planet and into our water, all when we know that there is another way, a sustainable way. We care about future generations and the legacy we leave for them. We care about the world and how it is as well as how it can be. As the only salon to be members of Colorado’s Environmental Leadership Program the (ELP), we consult each year with like-minded companies and entrepreneurs about what we are doing for the planet and what we can do differently to be the most effective in healing and protecting the environment everyday, now and into the future.

              We care about each other. We have a small team and we have decided that it is important to us that we always will. Because of this, as we work together, we become close. We all support each other, in our professional lives, and in our personal lives as well. We hold each other accountable to be our best selves and to work always with our mission and our goals in mind. We have shared goals and a shared vision which enables us to do this. All of us have made sacrifices to be involved with this company as it has grown from its inception two and a half years ago to where it is now. There have been immense challenges and many victories as well as defeats. We are not yet where we want to be, but we have come so far already and we can all see where we are going and how we are going to get there. By the end of the year we will be one of only a handful of salons in the world who will be “salary based” rather than commission-based. This move will enable us to revolutionize what it means for our team to choose a career in the beauty industry. Our industry is a “service” industry and for some reason members of this industry have been historically left out of receiving benefits and have been forced into a “feast or famine” commission-based pay scenario. Not any more. Within the next few years all of our full-time team-members will be eligible for benefits such as paid time leave, medical, dental, workman’s comp, 401k and retirement planning and investing, the same as their contemporaries who work in other industries. Stylists, barbers, makeup artists, estheticians, nail technicians, salon managers, and receptionists all work hard and deserve access to the same benefits that people working in “non-service” industries have access to. We can not even express in words how pumped we are to make this vision a reality for our team and hopefully, eventually, for the whole of our industry and all service industries!

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                My Hair Trip: The Organic Salon Denver

                Our guests and our clients will always leave us feeling good about having come to our salon. They won’t always know what it was exactly that affected them in such a different way than any other salon they’ve ever been to. It will be the big things but mostly their experience, subconsciously, will be about all the little things.

                We offer the highest quality non-toxic beauty products and services available, but that is not the main thing that we offer as a business. The main thing that we offer as a business is a one of a kind guest experience. We give our guests and clients a consistent positive experience on every visit in which we cater to their needs in a genuine and professional manor.

                Part of the guests’ experience is that the salon is always neat, clean and organized. Our dress is always the same, neat, clean and organized. Every interaction the guest has with our business sends a message and sets an agreement with our guests. If our front desk is messy or cluttered the guest sees that and it sends them the message that our business is messy and cluttered. If our dress is sloppy or uninspired then the message to our guest is that we are sloppy and uninspired.

                When we offer our guests drinks or snacks and we continue to check in on them throughout their services it sends a message to our guests that they are important to us and that their needs are being attended to without them having to ask anybody to tend to them.

                When a guest sees our team helping each other it sends a message that we are a community and that we are motivated by more than just our own individual needs.

                Every first visit to our business sets an agreement to our guests of what to expect when they visit us. The experience must be a positive one and it must be the same every time so not to violate the agreement that has been set between the business and the guest.

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                  Sustainability in Beauty Industry; Denver, Colorado

                  We could not be more thrilled about our partnership with Green Circle Salons! “Imagine if we all could just believe and act on the things we know. If we could be honest about how our actions have consequences on people and on the planet. Imagine then, the differences we could make together. Today, undoubtedly, climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. We recognize that environmental issues are not just a series of isolated events like deforestation, the landfill crises or air pollution. We are beginning to understand that environmental problems affect our economics, our social structure, and the health and wellbeing of humanity as a whole.” – Green Circle Salons – We love Green Circle’s philosophy and are proud that through our partnership we are able to do our part in changing our industry from one of toxins and waste and short term gains with devastating long term effects on people and our environment, into an industry that puts our health, the health of our clients and the health of our planet first. Through our partnership with Green Circle we are now able to recycle all of our waste sustainably, including our color tubes, foils, old tools, and hard to recycle plastics. We also use towels in our bathrooms instead of paper, we email receipts instead of printing paper, we compost and recycle all of our waste, we have water regulation fixtures to conserve water, we compost all of our hair clippings, we build using up cycled materials in the shop, we have all LED lighting, we have an automated thermostat, and every company we partner with exercises sustainable efforts in their practices and philosophies as well. We want our business and all of the small businesses in Denver and America and the world who run sustainably to use our platform to show the world what a green business looks like and how doing simple things in how our businesses relate to energy and waste, we can change the world. We can heal our planet. We can protect the environment that our children and their children will grow up in. We can secure a legacy of sustainability and abundance for future generations rather than one of ignorance and waste.! “Imagine if we all could just believe and act on the things we know. If we could be honest about how our actions have consequences on people and on the planet. Imagine then, the differences we could make together. Today, undoubtedly, climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. We recognize that environmental issues are not just a series of isolated events like deforestation, the landfill crises or air pollution. We are beginning to understand that environmental problems affect our economics, our social structure, and the health and wellbeing of humanity as a whole.” – Green Circle Salons – We love Green Circle’s philosophy and are proud that through our partnership we are able to do our part in changing our industry from one of toxins and waste and short term gains with devastating long term effects on people and our environment, into an industry that puts our health, the health of our clients and the health of our planet first. Through our partnership with Green Circle we are now able to recycle all of our waste sustainably, including our color tubes, foils, old tools, and hard to recycle plastics. We also use towels in our bathrooms instead of paper, we email receipts instead of printing paper, we compost and recycle all of our waste, we have water regulation fixtures to conserve water, we compost all of our hair clippings, we build using up cycled materials in the shop, we have all LED lighting, we have an automated thermostat, and every company we partner with exercises sustainable efforts in their practices and philosophies as well. We want our business and all of the small businesses in Denver and America and the world who run sustainably to use our platform to show the world what a green business looks like and how doing simple things in how our businesses relate to energy and waste, we can change the world. We can heal our planet. We can protect the environment that our children and their children will grow up in. We can secure a legacy of sustainability and abundance for future generations rather than one of ignorance and waste.

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                    Are you ready for a breakthrough?

                    Are you ready for a breakthrough?

                    We all know the importance of health. It’s one of those things that you take for granted until it’s gone and your life is turned upside down.

                    What if there were some simple and cost effective things you could do right now to ensure good health?

                    What if you could go even further and create excellent health for you and your family?

                    The first step is to determine,
                    “How healthy are You?”

                    Come join us at “First Friday” (5/6) and let us answer that question for you!

                    What is offered:
                    FREE Computerized Spinal Screening and Stress check
                    “Simplified Health Assessment”, including diet, nutrition, exercise and stress reduction for only $20
                    Full Initial intake visit (New Patient visit) for half off! (Normally $100)

                    Don’t wait, Take action today!
                    Call for an appointment now and we can get you scheduled. 720-570-2500
                    Or,
                    Stop by on First Friday and see “How Healthy are You?”

                    We also will have on hand this Friday

                    – Health Coaches

                    – Lifestyle education

                    – Organic food and beverage samplings

                    – Kombucha

                    – Snacks, live art, and music

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