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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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              Nicole Zamora: Why I am a Sustainable Stylist

              “A new consciousness is developing which sees the earth as a single organism and recognizes that an organism at war with itself is doomed. We are one planet.” – Carl Sagan

              I care and am passionate about being a “Sustainable Stylist” in the salon, in our community, and in our home because
              I want my children to enjoy a healthy breathing earth.
              By choosing this lifestyle, I hope to inspire others so that we can make bigger changes together.

              It DOES matter a lot even if you do a little bit toward sustainability. Take it in stages and remember that YOU vote every single day by the choices you make in purchases, and transportation, and lifestyle.

              I started my interest in sustainability and healthy living when my grandma would teach us about reusing glass, the toxins in plastics, the importance of real sourced spring water and organic produce, as well as locally organic farm raised meats and local raw honey. She introduced me to Kevin Trudeau who authored, “Natural Cures. What they don’t want you to know.” where I started learning about the disgusting practices of big pharma “drugging” us with pesticides, and medications. Then I started watching some documentaries, actually, MANY documentaries that really got my blood boiling! Paul, our kids and myself live pretty clean and we try in many ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle, however, I can look around my house and see plenty more things I can do to make an even bigger impact. I realize that this takes time, so one step at a time! Currently, we recycle and compost (the big green bin with the city of Denver), we upcycle jars all the time, use reusable napkins, babywipes, and rags to minimize paper use, use Thieves cleaners (through Young Living), we are starting our second year veggie and flower garden, closely monitor the thermostat to conserve on energy, we drive a scooter in the summer and Paul rides his bike when he can to work. We love shopping at Arc and love baby clothing exchanging. “Waste not, want not.” is one of my favorite quotes from my friend and we fully try to live up to that.

              This week, for Earth Week 2016, I would like to add new sustainable habits to my lifestyle. I want to get my first home composting barrel started for our gardens. I want to be able to show my kids how it works. To get everyone’s hands in the earth and really bond with it. And buying bulk. I want to reduce my waste by buying more bulk nuts and grains.

              At My Hair Trip Salon, our team has really strengthened through our group mindset for making a huge change through our habits there! As we continue to grow, we will add our progresses to our blogs and on our social media! Prepare to be inspired! I can’t wait to announce we are partnered with Green Circle Salons! Follow along to find out more!

              Sustainably yours,
              Nicole

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                Colorado Health and Wellness Center

                It is with Great pleasure that we introduce to you Dr. Rick Munn and The Colorado Health and Wellness Center at My Hair Trip, the Sustainable Beauty Shop.

                As many of you know, our space is rather large and we have space to spare. We have a large gallery that in the past, we have rented to photographers, massage therapists, Yoga and dance instructors, etc.

                We have always hoped that the gallery would be used by someone permanently. We posted a public request for any renters needing space and that’s how we met Dr. Rick and Nicole Munn from The Colorado Health and Wellness Center.

                We are thrilled that our shop will now also be home to Dr Rick and The Colorado Health and Wellness Center! We invite all to come down and check out what they are all about this Friday during the Art walk from 6 – 9pm. Dr Rick will be offering a FREE computerized spinal stress check for anyone interested, as well as, HALF OFF their First visit! So if you know anyone who is interested or who you think might benefit from Network Spinal Analysis this is a valuable and fun way to have them check it out!

                What Dr Rick does is called Network Spinal Analysis (NSA – formerly known as Network Chiropractic) care helps people “break the cycle” of chronic pain, tension, overwhelm, exhaustion, and being stressed out, so they can fully express their vitality, passion, and clarity.
                By creating novel, embodied strategies for new levels of health and personal growth, studies demonstrate that NSA care can help people with conditions ranging from back pain, ADHD, and infertility to PTSD and substance abuse.

                It can also predictably enhance physical health, emotional/mental well being, and life enjoyment across the board. People engaged in Network Care tend to make healthy lifestyle changes more easily and spontaneously.

                My Hair Trip and Colorado Health and Wellness are a match made in heaven! Thank you for taking the time to read this update and we hope to see you this Friday at 8th and Santa Fe!

                Look Good. Feel Good. Be Good.
                -The My Hair Trip Family –

                New Place, New Hours, New Collaboration!
                Come enjoy Colorado Health and Wellness’s New Center located in the Santa Fe Art District. This is a whole new direction and collaboration for 2016!

                New location:
                773 Santa Fe Dr., Denver CO 80204 (Santa Fe & 8th)

                New Hours – We asked, You spoke, We listened!

                Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 3:30pm – 6:30pm
                Tuesday & Wednesday Additional Morning Hours: 11:00am – 1:00pm

                Ample street parking until 5:00pm then parking lot is available after 5:00pm located behind the center (access via alleyway, you can park in ANY slot after 5pm!).

                The Santa Fe Art District is a hip and trendy location! Our New Center is no exception! You will be greeted by our friendly receptionists, upbeat music, and art everywhere. We are excited about this new collaboration! We look forward to seeing you there!

                If you have any question or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
                720-570-2500 (It’s the same number :-)

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                  Modular Mobile Home Offers Easy Transport and Assembly for Living Off-the-Grid in Style

                  Modular Mobile Home Offers Easy Transport and Assembly for Living Off-the-Grid in Style

                  Prefabricated architecture is known for its mobility, allowing people to live in faraway and previously isolated locales. Colectivo Creativo Arquitectos has created VIMOB in this vein, designing it as a modular home that can be easily transported and assembled.

                  The 398-square-foot dwelling has a rustic aesthetic. It features a patchwork of timber on the exterior, in addition to a wood-finished interior that uses oriented strand board (OSB) for its walls and pine on the ceilings. Boasting an open-floor plan, the living, dining, and kitchen flow into one another, with two bedrooms and a bathroom located at the opposite end of the space. Full-height windows and large patios help to extend these areas towards the outdoors and create an airy and unrestricted feel in the home.

                  VIMOB was meant to travel to remote sections of the world—its first prototype was placed in the lush area of Matapalo, Colombia. To make this possible, the architects limited the amount of supplies and labor that would be required to construct the building. They developed a pier-and-beam foundation system, which generates less raw material waste and minimizes its carbon footprint. All you need is a basic set of tools and you’ll have a home exactly where you want it.

                  This and more at www.mymodernmet.com

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                    What makes people become environmentalists?

                    No matter what laws are passed, treaties are signed, or new technologies are developed, combating climate change will ultimately come down to changing human behavior. So it’s essential to understand what motivates us to behave in environmentally responsible ways.

                    new longitudinal study, conducted in two countries, finds holding pro-green views does not necessarily correspond to Earth-friendly behavior. Surprisingly, neither does feeling a close connection to the natural world.

                    But you can get a good idea of who will live a sustainability focused, light-footprint life if you consider the long-range goals they have set for themselves.

                    A person determined to achieve wealth and/or power is unlikely to behave in “green” ways, no matter what he may preach. But someone focused on self-realization, service to others, and/or community involvement very likely will.

                    “We conclude that focusing on intrinsic, rather than extrinsic, life goals may be important not just for individuals’ well-being, but also for the well-being of future generations,” writes a research team led by Wenceslao Unanue of Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez in Chile. Their study is published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology.

                    Unanue and his three colleagues conducted a longitudinal study in both a developed and a developing nation: Great Britain (where they surveyed 461 people) and Chile (76 people). Participants, who were recruited from university alumni lists in both countries, were initially questioned in 2010, then again in 2011 and 2012.

                    The survey featured sets of questions designed to measure life goals, pro-environment worldviews, the degree to which they identified with the natural environment, and whether they engaged in one or more of 10 environmentally responsible behaviors.

                    In the “life goals” section, participants reported (on a scale of one to seven) how important they considered a series of aspirations, including “to have my name known by many people,” “to successfully hide the signs of aging,” “to grow and learn new things,” and “to have good friends I can count on.”

                    For the “environmental identification” section, they reported their level of agreement with such statements as “For me, engaging with the natural environment gives me a greater sense of who I am.” “Environmental responsible behaviors” included taking public transportation when feasible, and boycotting companies that engage in harmful environmental practices.

                    Comparing attitudes in 2010 with behaviors two years later, the researchers found “life goals prospectively predicted environmentally responsible behavior,” while “rather unexpectedly, environmental worldviews and environmental identification did not.”

                    Specifically, they report that, in both Chile and the United Kingdom, “the endorsement of extrinsic life goals, at the expense of intrinsic ones, was associated with less ecological behavior.”

                    The researchers found some evidence that less materialistic life goals and environmentally friendly behavior may be mutually reinforcing. This makes sense: Engaging in activities like recycling or bicycling to work helps you fulfill the goal of being a responsible citizen, and that feeling of accomplishment presumably reinforces that positive behavior.

                    The finding that pro-environment political views and identification with nature did not predict “green” behavior was an unwelcome surprise. But, intriguingly, Unanue and his colleagues report that, for many people, actions come first, and attitudes follow.

                    “Our results suggest that pro-environmental worldviews, as well as environmental identification, might be better understood as consequences, rather than as antecedents, of environmentally friendly behaviors,” the researchers write.

                    They note that, among their British participants, “environmentally responsible behavior predicted pro-environmental worldviews, which in turn predicted environmental identification.”

                    “In order to feel that their behavior is consistent with their attitudes and identities, people may sometimes change their attitudes and identities to fit their behavior,” they add.

                    So, “fake it ’til you make it” may be good advice not just to alcoholics, but also to people who aspire to accumulating money, fame, or power. Start doing your part for the planet, and you just might find your goals starting to shift from fleeting, worldly success to ensuring the well-being of future generations.

                    Pacific Standard grapples with the nation’s biggest issues by illuminating why we do what we do. For more on the science of society, sign up for its weekly email update or subscribe to its bimonthly print magazine.

                    For full article and more go to theweek.com

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