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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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    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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      Be Our Guest

      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

      Article written by industry blogger in 2016

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        Denver’s #1 rated eco-friendly hair salon! Thanks Denver!

        We are so proud and grateful at My Hair Trip Salon Denver to have more 5-star ratings and reviews than any other eco-friendly salon in Colorado! We pride ourselves on putting the health and wellness of our clients and staff above all else. Each company we partner with is 100% within our ethos as well.

        Look Good. Feel Good. Be Good. This is our motto, and it is the key to our clients’ happiness. When you look good, then you can feel good. When you feel good, then you can be good. We focus on listening to our clients. What do they want for their look? Why do they want that? What direction are they wanting to go in the future? Through our focus on the needs of the client and the utilization of the best eco-friendly and natural products today and into the future, we are able to provide a greater value than the prices we charge, and it is our promise that we always will.

        Our clients come to us from Denver, Boulder, Aurora, Colorado Springs, Vail, Summit County, Morrison, Golden, Steamboat, Castle Rock, Florida, California, Texas, and its because we offer products, services, and an experience that you can only get one place, My Hair Trip Salon Denver.

        No nasty, harmful chemicals here! We promise we will never use anything with ammonia, sulfates, parabens, or that has been tested on animals. We can get you the look that you want, guaranteed, but that’s not all that we do. We are an organic beauty shop that can help our clients’ fulfill and supplement all aspects of their lives, body, mind, and spirit.

        We also are faithful and walk with Jesus Christ, but our doors and arms are open to all who come. Please come as you are. We are a place of peace and of purpose to enrich the lives of our clients and staff.

        So come check us out and let us serve you.

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          Organic salon?

          We want to make sure everyone has the correct information about us and our salon. We are an organic salon, all of our products and services are eco-friendly in their ingredients, packaging, shipping, and are 100% cruelty free. Our color lines are 100% ammonia free and we have a 100% gluten-free color line as well. We also use a color line that is 100% free of PPD’s which works miracle for clients with skin and scalp allergies.

          One of our products that we carry and are asked about a lot is our hair and body serum made right here in Denver by Phia; at Phia they harness energies created by sun, soil, and water, found in fields, forests, and oceans from the far corners of the world. 100% vegan, never tested on animals, contains no artificial preservatives, sodium chloride, MEA, DEA or dyes. 100% Sulfate, paraben and gluten free. ingredients: Argan oil, Silk Amino Acids, Vitamin E, Flower and Herb Essences. The flower and herb essences are what give the product its fragrance. For anyone with more questions about organic beauty, hit us up anytime or shoot us a line at myhairtrip@gmail.com, or Facebook message us. Look Good. Feel Good. Be Good.

          We also carry Davines as our luxury product line from Italy. We love Davines as a company so much, they are totally in line with our philosophy regarding sustainable beauty. Here is a little word from Davines about where they are coming from.
          – “SUSTAINABILITY
          Our ideal of beauty works through practical and “sustainable” efforts. For us, sustainability deals with the responsibility we owe to ourselves, the people with which we work, our customers, and the world in which we live and operate. Our vision of “sustainability” has a range of connected meanings:
          – “sustainability” in regard to our commitment to minimizing the impact on the environment, not compromising the quality or quantity of natural resources today or tomorrow;
          – “sustainability” in regard to the effectiveness of our products and the safety of our customers, thanks to the privileged use of natural ingredients, enhanced with cutting-edge cosmetic technologies and an artisanal spirit;
          – “sustainability” in regard to “freedom of creation”. Our decisions are led more by “intuition” than “calculation”. Our pioneering spirit guides us to explore ideas beyond trends. At Davines, every idea is born free and then developed with authenticity, in harmony with our values.
          – “sustainability” in regard to “ethics”, which in ancient Greek means “house, shelter, lair”. Honored of being a family company, we make our professional environment a homely place where to develop oneself and create sincere and trustful relationships with others, based on transparency and collaboration.
          In summarizing, “beautiful and good” – as the ancients referred to the inseparable unity between exterior and interior beauty – is another way to say “Sustainable Beauty” and “Sustainable Beauty” is another way to say Davines.”

          Our main color line is Organic Color Systems and they are truly amazing as well, here is a little bit about OCS
          – Mission Statement –
          “We will change salons for the better by eradicating harmful chemicals, toxins, and carcinogens in the salon environment without sacrificing the health, beauty, and well-being of clients, stylist, or salon professionals.”

          Organic Salon Systems provides professional hairdressers with high performance hair products which maximize the use of gentle, nourishing and natural ingredients while minimizing the necessity for harsh or damaging chemical additives. With these healthier products and better information, we hope to bring about superior results, increased competence and a safer salon environment for all concerned. To accomplish our mission, we have adopted the following company ethos:

          • Nurture the beauty, dignity, respect, health, and well-being of all;
          • Pursue uncompromised integrity;
          • Deliver excellence in all that we do;
          • Only distribute the highest performance, healthiest, most natural, and gentlest products available;
          • Continually recognize that the best way to grow our business is by helping our clients grow theirs;
          • Fully disclose all product ingredients and act with transparency, honesty, and integrity;
          • Never divert our product lines or allow them to be sold to non-professionals;
          • Maintain an ethical environmental policy;
          • Do not tolerate any products ever tested on animals;
          • Train, educate, and provide information which will enable the industry and our clients to become healthier while improving their service quality;
          • Provide world-class service to our clients and always strive to become the best at what we do in every regard.

          WE LOVE PHIA!!! made right here in Denver Colorado.
          “A little something from Phia: At Phia, we believe that the complex molecular structures of nature’s purest ingredients contain beneficial attributes and energies that synthetics will never possess. In our laboratories, we strive to create powerful products by combining the best nature has to offer in perfect mathematical formulations while engineering the physics of nature to create unique bio-energetic bouquets.

          For the past six years, Phia’s founder has researched the energy of essential oils. Based on this work, it was discovered that this energy is visible, vibrant and long-lasting. In contrast, synthetic ingredients commonly used in commercial products were found to be faint or lifeless. Natural energies impact the way we feel, the way we think and how we live.

          At Phia, we harness energies created by sun, soil and water, found in fields, forests and oceans from the far corners of the world. Products are created with your well-being in mind, deliberately void of synthetic substances that deflate or destroy the vibrant energy of natural essences.”

          If you have any questions about organic beauty or sustainability or My Hair Trip feel free to give us a shout at the shop or drop us a line at myhairtrip@gmail.com or message us on Facebook.

          more info on the products we carry at:
          http://phialab.com
          http://us.davines.com
          http://organiccolorsystems.com

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            My Hair Trip Salon is Officially a Certified Green Business

            GREEN MISSION
            Certifiably Green Salon

            My Hair Trip Salon Denver is Colorado’s only “Green” salon, barbershop, art gallery and jewelry and apparel boutique.

            We have wanted to work in phases from our first day of building, throughout the buildout process, into opening, into our everyday practices as a business and a team, towards the goal of being a certified, green business.

            When My Hair Trip Salon Denver teamed up with the City of Denver and the Department of Environmental Health this year, the vision of how to actually become a sustainable, green business started to become a reality.

            Working with a Sustainability Advisor in the Certifiably Green Denver program, we were able to analyze, and update, sustainable practices in energy, waste, water, and transportation.

            We did it! Today our dream of being a certified green business is a reality! We are officially recognized as certified green salon, and we are proud to be.

            My Hair Trip Salon Denver is Colorado’s only organic hair salon, barbershop, art gallery, and jewelry and apparel boutique. Located in the heart of the Denver Art District on Santa Fe, This Denver salon is at 773 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO, 80204. The salon’s focus in on customer service and customer satisfaction, specializing in chemical free products and services.

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              Small Businesses Go Green, Using More Environmentally Friendly Products and Practices

              “Many company owners use environmentally friendly cars, recycle materials and buy biodegradable office supplies because they care about what happens to the environment. It also makes good business sense, making their companies more competitive and lifting employees’ morale.

              W&M Properties, a New York-based real estate company that also has a construction affiliate, has switched its fleet of more than 25 pickup trucks to hybrid Ford Escape cars. President Tony Malkin said of the hybrids, “they pay for themselves in the fuel savings.” He noted that most of the company’s driving is done on local streets, and called the pickups’ mileage “appalling.”

              W&M has also implemented recycling programs in the buildings it manages, including ones that handle discarded computers — “it’s what you’re supposed to do, but people don’t do it,” Malkin said.

              The company also is recycling about half the materials it’s removing from a project being done for Pitney Bowes. “You’re using less landfill space, and it’s product that can be used again in the future,” Malkin said.

              Malkin said his company is using more green practices because “the current way of doing business is destructible.” But, he said, “people want to do business in an environmentally sustainable fashion and we are at a competitive advantage by moving the needle toward green.”

              There are many ways that companies can go green. Some of them are simple, and basic, such as conserving energy with appliances and equipment that aren’t power guzzlers. Recycling is a very common way to go green. So is buying paper and other supplies that are made with recycled material.

              There are plenty of resources detailing how to go green on the Internet, in bookstores and in libraries. Environmental groups have information as well.

              Mark Mandel, co-owner of Mark Drugs, a Roselle, Ill., pharmacy, said his business recycles even though the local government doesn’t have a recycling program.

              “It’s an extra effort, but we feel it’s important to be conscientious about the environment,” he said.

              Mandel said paper from computer printouts is sorted, with blanks pulled out, saved and reused. His company hasn’t needed to buy prescription pads since it started recycling.

              He also finds it’s good for morale. “The staff realizes you are concerned,” he said, and noted that the good feeling generated by his attitude filters down to their interactions with customers.

              “Everyone takes a team attitude,” he said.

              The company plans to construct its own building in the future, and Mandel said it will be a green building.

              Of course, for some companies, their reason for being is green, for example, organic food stores or manufacturers of clothing made from natural fibers only.

              Floorworks, a Toronto-based hardwood flooring manufacturer, sells green products — it says its wood comes from forests that have been approved by the Forest Stewardship Council, a group that aims at managing forests in an environmentally friendly way. Co-founder Brian Greenberg said the company also donates a percentage of its profits toward the replanting of rainforests.

              Greenberg said the company wanted to help fight the deleterious effects of climate change. “One of the problems we can address through the sale of our products is to be involved with reforestation.”

              That kind of activism appeals to many consumers, who are often drawn to the idea that the money they spend can be doing good for the world. But they’re also looking for products and services that are good for them — Greenberg said his company has thrived by selling flooring that isn’t covered with polyurethane, but that’s protected by oil. That stops plastic particles from going into the air, he said.

              The Greenhouse Grille, a Fayetteville, Ark., restaurant, sells organic food and uses as many environmentally friendly products and services as it can find. Clayton Suttle, a co-owner, said he and his partners have eaten organic food for years because of its health benefits, and “when we were looking into opening a restaurant, it just kind of carried over.”

              “We’re trying to go as much so-called green as we can,” he said.

              The partners weren’t sure from the get-go that their concept would work. But organic food has become very popular in their area, and the fact that local organic farmers were selling their meat and produce to the restaurant has helped.”

              From: Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press
              Published April 19, 2007 12:00 AM

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