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Seawater turns into freshwater through solar energy: A new low-cost technology

According to FAO estimates, by 2025 nearly 2 billion people may not have enough drinking water to satisfy their daily needs. One of the possible solutions to this problem is desalination, namely treating seawater to make it drinkable. However, removing salt from seawater requires 10 to 1000 times more energy than traditional methods of freshwater supply, namely pumping water from rivers or wells.

Motivated by this problem, a team of engineers from the Department of Energy of Politecnico di Torino has devised a new prototype to desalinate seawater in a sustainable and low-cost way, using solar energy more efficiently. Compared to previous solutions, the developed technology is in fact able to double the amount of water produced at given solar energy, and it may be subject to further efficiency improvement in the near future. The group of young researchers who recently published these results in the journal Nature Sustainability is composed of Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Matteo Morciano, Francesca Viglino, Matteo Fasano and Pietro Asinari (Multi-Scale Modeling Lab).

The working principle of the proposed technology is very simple: “Inspired by plants, which transport water from roots to leaves by capillarity and transpiration, our floating device is able to collect seawater using a low-cost porous material, thus avoiding the use of expensive and cumbersome pumps. The collected seawater is then heated up by solar energy, which sustains the separation of salt from the evaporating water. This process can be facilitated by membranes inserted between contaminated and drinking water to avoid their mixing, similarly to some plants able to survive in marine environments (for example the mangroves),” explain Matteo Fasano and Matteo Morciano.

While conventional ‘active’ desalination technologies need costly mechanical or electrical components (such as pumps and/or control systems) and require specialized technicians for installation and maintenance, the desalination approach proposed by the team at Politecnico di Torino is based on spontaneous processes occurring without the aid of ancillary machinery and can, therefore, be referred to as ‘passive’ technology. All this makes the device inherently inexpensive and simple to install and repair. The latter features are particularly attractive in coastal regions that are suffering from a chronic shortage of drinking water and are not yet reached by centralized infrastructures and investments.

Up to now, a well-known disadvantage of ‘passive’ technologies for desalination has been the low energy efficiency as compared to ‘active’ ones. Researchers at Politecnico di Torino have faced this obstacle with creativity: “While previous studies focused on how to maximize the solar energy absorption, we have shifted the attention to a more efficient management of the absorbed solar thermal energy. In this way, we have been able to reach record values of productivity up to 20 litres per day of drinking water per square meter exposed to the Sun. The reason behind the performance increase is the ‘recycling’ of solar heat in several cascade evaporation processes, in line with the philosophy of ‘doing more, with less’. Technologies based on this process are typically called ‘multi-effect’, and here we provide the first evidence that this strategy can be very effective for ‘passive’ desalination technologies as well.”

After developing the prototype for more than two years and testing it directly in the Ligurian sea (Varazze, Italy), the Politecnico’s engineers claim that this technology could have an impact in isolated coastal locations with little drinking water but abundant solar energy, especially in developing countries. Furthermore, the technology is particularly suitable for providing safe and low-cost drinking water in emergency conditions, for example in areas hit by floods or tsunamis and left isolated for days or weeks from electricity grid and aqueduct. A further application envisioned for this technology are floating gardens for food production, an interesting option especially in overpopulated areas. The researchers, who continue to work on this issue within the Clean Water Center at Politecnico di Torino, are now looking for possible industrial partners to make the prototype more durable, scalable and versatile. For example, engineered versions of the device could be employed in coastal areas where over-exploitation of groundwater causes the intrusion of saline water into freshwater aquifers (a particularly serious problem in some areas of Southern Italy), or could treat waters polluted by industrial or mining plants.

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Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Matteo Morciano, Francesca Viglino, Matteo Fasano, Pietro Asinari. Passive solar high-yield seawater desalination by modular and low-cost distillation. Nature Sustainability, 2018; 1 (12): 763 DOI: 10.1038/s41893-018-0186-x
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    Recycling In Colorado Just Got Harder Thanks To New Restrictions From China – (A Better Title Would Be “Wishcylcing”)

    As a state, Colorado hasn’t been the greatest recycler. New restrictions imposed by China on contamination levels, mixed paper and plastics aren’t making things any easier.

    China used to be the leading re-manufacturer of recyclable material, and took in over half of America’s recycling. These new restrictions are not something the industry can easily rebound from. West Coast states that heavily rely on exporting their recyclables to China have even resorted to landfilling their materials. Colorado isn’t at that level yet, but the ripples of China’s decision are being felt around the state.

    Alpine Waste & Recycling is responsible for collecting the recyclables for the entire city of Denver. Brent Hildebrand, Alpine’s vice president of recycling, said they were shipping about 40 percent of their materials to foreign markets — the bulk going to China. So the new restrictions presented some challenges for Alpine.

    “We had to add some more labor to the system to help sort better and get some of the contaminants out of the stream,” Hildebrand said. “But then on top of that we had to slow down the system so the people could see the materials a little easier.”

    The new limit on recycling contaminants set by China is no more than 0.5 percent.

    Since January, Alpine has increased its workforce by 15 percent to keep up with the 0.5 percent contamination limit. Hildebrand said they’re still sending as much recycling as they can to China, but they’ve had to find new buyers in other countries to supplement.

    Brent Hildebrand, Vice President of Recycling for Alpine Waste and Recycling, June 19, 2018.
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    China is cracking down partly because American material recovery facilities have gotten a little lax about how much contamination goes into the recycling, said Wolf Kray with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. For example, anytime a stray red Solo cup ended up in a bale of mixed paper, the materials were contaminated.

    “Because the markets have been so high and there’s been such a demand from China,” Kray said. “We haven’t done the best job necessarily as far as limiting the waste that’s gone into the recycling stream.”

    And that “we” includes not just the processing facilities but also anyone who might not be recycling in the most diligent way. Colorado has a problem with what the industry likes to call “wishcycling.” Since there’s no set standard, Kray said it can be tricky to know what each program does and does not accept. “It varies even in the metro area,” he said.

    Things We Shouldn’t Be Tossing In Our Purple Bins… But Probably Are*
    Styrofoam
    Crinkly Plastic Cups (Red Solo Cups)
    Food Take Out Containers
    Plastic Film Wrap (Saran Wrap)
    Scrap Metal (Broken Utensils, Old Cookie Sheets)
    Plastic Grocery Bags
    *Recyclables vary by collector statewide. Be sure to check with your local operator for acceptable items.
    “There’s a lot of wishful recycling that goes on where people assume that if it’s got the recycling arrows on it that means it’s automatically a recyclable material and that’s certainly not the case,” Kray pointed out.

    Even if the recognizable arrows are there, it doesn’t mean a facility can process or re-sell it. Some things recyclers get are not as questionable. At the Boulder County Recycling Center, conservation manager Darla Arians pointed out every time a shocking object came down the conveyor belt where workers were sorting.

    “You can see that huge piece of metal he just pulled out!” she exclaimed. “That would destroy our OCC screen — our cardboard screen — which is the first piece of equipment that the material hits. If that had gone past him, the facility would have to shut down.”

    Another way Alpine and other haulers across the state are handling these changes? They’re shipping material to Boulder County. Boulder has become a popular spot thanks to a new plastic sorting machine and the facility’s reliance on American buyers. They’ve been able to save more money than other recyclers around the state, putting Boulder in a position where they can help other haulers.

    “Our inbound tonnage has gone up around 1,500 to 2,000 tons per month from other MRFs and haulers in the region because our gate fees are lower here than they are elsewhere,” she said.

    In a millisecond, Boulder’s plastic sorting machine is able to tell the difference between a milk jug and a shampoo bottle using infrared detection. It then uses its 100-horse power air jet to shoot the material into the right container. The machine sorts more efficiently than any person, and Arians said a few are considering “this type of equipment, and with the new restrictions from China, they pretty much have to in order to keep up.”

    Boulder County’s Conservation Manager Darla Arians inside the county’s recycling center, June 22, 2018.

    Xandra McMahon/CPR News

    Ninety-eight percent of Boulder’s material goes to American buyers for remanufacturing. Even with Boulder taking other counties’ materials, many are still scrambling to find new markets for a lot of it.

    “You have essentially this big buildup of all the recyclables that are still getting collected and stored at recycling centers that need to go somewhere,” CDPHE’s Wolf Kray said. “So, because there’s more generation, essentially it’s devaluing the prices so that’s tough for the recyclers who aren’t making as much money on the actual end products when they sell them.”

    Market values for recycled paper, plastics, aluminum, etc. have plummeted since restrictions went into place. That affects all recyclers, even ones like Boulder County that export very little because they sell most of their material stateside.

    “If we get to the point where we’re getting a zero dollar or we were gonna be charged for a particular type of material, then we will hold on to it for 30 days and see what sort of pricing we can get in the next month,” Arians said.

    For Kray, the solution lies in developing and bolstering domestic markets for recyclables. To that end, CDPHE offers grants to organizations to help develop recycling infrastructure in the state. In 2017, the program handed out 22 grants that went as high as $400,000. An Iowa company called Rewall that buys waste and turns it into building material is expanding to Colorado with the help of the grant program.

    Another solution Kray mentioned has to do with the three R’s everyone learned in elementary school — reduce, reuse and recycle. Kray said there should be more emphasis on the first two and less reliance on the third.

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      Denver Salon is Honored as an Environmental Leader by The ELP

      My Hair Trip Salon Denver, along with 167 other Colorado companies has been recognized as an environmental leader in the state of Colorado in 2018.

      DENVER – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has recognized 168 companies on Oct. 9, 2018 for outstanding environmental achievements that help keep Colorado a desirable place to work and live. The department, in partnership with the Pollution Prevention Advisory Board and the Colorado Environmental Partnership, presented the 19th annual Environmental Leadership Awards at the Infinity Event Center in Glendale. More than 400 government, business and community leaders attended.

      The awards recognized Colorado organizations with gold, silver and bronze designations for voluntarily going beyond compliance with state and federal regulations and for their commitment to continual environmental improvement.

      “We are proud to recognize all of Colorado’s environmental leaders and work with them to reduce barriers to innovation while protecting public health and the environment,” said Karin McGowan, the department’s interim executive director.
      This year’s program will recognize 12 new Gold Leaders, 12 new Silver Partners and 16 new Bronze Achievers. The new Gold Leaders include My Hair Trip Salon Denver, Castle Rock Water, Ela Family Farms, Clifton Sanitation District and Xcel Energy.

      The 2018 24-Karat Gold Award winner will be named at the event. Chosen by other Gold leaders, 24-Karat Gold Award winners are individuals or teams who have gone above and beyond required job duties to create and implement a program or initiative that made a measurable contribution to the environment, the economy and society. The Colorado Environmental Leadership Program is open to all Colorado businesses, industries, offices, educational institutions, municipalities, government agencies, communities, nonprofits and other organizations.

      For a complete list of organizations with gold, silver and bronze designations and summaries of their environmental efforts, please contact Lynette Myers, Environmental Leadership Program manager, at lynette.myers@state.co.us, or visit the department’s Environmental Leadership Program website.

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        Proud Partners of Green Circle Salons

        As Colorado’s #1 rated Organic Salon and the state’s #1 rated eco-friendly salon we are so proud to be members of the Green Circle Salons community with like-minded beauty shops all around the world!

        A little about our wonderful partners; Green Circle Salons:

        Green Circle Salons provides the world’s first, and North America’s only, sustainable salon solution to recover and repurpose beauty waste ensuring that we can help keep people and the planet beautiful.

        We are able to transform beauty waste into a desirable commodity through an award-winning platform built by the industry, for the industry. Our turnkey program allows salons to repurpose and recover up to 95% of the resources that were once considered waste; materials such as hair, leftover hair color, foils, color tubes, aerosol cans, paper and plastics.

        Our platform is designed to support salons in four key areas; to be green, to build a recurring revenue, to gain clients, and to save money. We do this in a way that is simple, open and honest – everyone is involved, and everyone wins.

        Today more than ever, consumers vote with their dollars and channel spending into responsible brands that support healthy communities. Literally overnight, our program adds layers of value that enhance both customer and staff experience, and publicly position our member salons as responsible stewards of our planet.

        Through My Hair Trip The Organic Salon Denver’s partnerships with incredible organizations like Green Circle Salons and Certifiably Green Denver and The Colorado Environmental Leadership Program this revolutionary green eco-salon has become the most highly recognized sustainable salon in Denver, Colorado! We cannot really explain how humbling that is and how grateful we are with our team, partners, clients, families and friends, to be at the forefront of this amazing movement that is growing more and more everyday!

        For more information on Green Circle Salons check them out at https://greencirclesalons.com/

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          We love Davines

          Davines is the #1 sustainable beauty line in the world and you can get it at Denver, Colorado’s #1 rated sustainable salon!

          Here’s some of the reasons we love partnering with Davines!

          They Help Plant Fruit Trees Around the World
          Every April, The Davines Group encourages their salons to fundraise for The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation, a nonprofit charity that helps provide food and income generation to communities and families in need around the world. This year, the proceeds will go to planting 5,000 trees in Peru. Davines and The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation will choose the salon that has the most creative and successful fundraising efforts, and the team members of the winning salon will go to the South American country to help plant the trees alongside the families who receive them.

          They’ve Been a Certified B Corp Since 2016
          Becoming a Certified B Corp is no easy task! The Davines Group went through a rigorous assessment by nonprofit B Lab®, which evaluated its performance in the areas of employees, environment, governance, community, and customers and ensured it was creating a positive impact on the world economically, socially, and environmentally. It encompasses everything you could imagine: from the types of cars their team drives, the paper the office uses, how employees volunteer, and more! For Davines, becoming a Certified B Corp fits perfectly into its vision of sustainable beauty.

          They’re Using Your Hair Clippings To Clean Up the Globe
          Davines has partnered with Green Circle Salons to work toward turning salons into a zero-impact industry, which means reducing and offsetting CO2 emissions. Almost everything in a salon can be taken into consideration and reused—even the hair that falls to the floor during a cut, which can be used to help soak up an environmental oil spill.

          They Incorporate Slow Foods
          Have you checked out your Davines ingredient list lately? In collaboration with Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity, each of Davines’ nine product families that are a part of the Essential Haircare line includes one active ingredient from a Slow Food Presidium. Take one of our favorites, Davines LOVE Smoothing Conditioner: It’s made with olive extract from the farm of Mr. Carmelo Messina in a small area of Italy called Ficarra.

          Their Packaging Is So Much More Than Meets the Eye
          The packaging for Davines’ Essential Haircare line is not only chic, but it’s also ready for its next incarnation. The packaging is made out of reusable, food-grade materials, but also can be reused easily by you! Check out these adorable and easy to make succulent pots.

          There’s Even a Davines Coffee (Yes, Please!)
          You can up your Davines morning routine via its Caffe Vita farm direct coffee collaboration. Just like Davines’ luxe ingredient notes, this one features hints of toasted almonds, caramel, smooth dark chocolate, and hints of bright strawberries. I’ll take a large, please!

          Hooray for Davines!

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            Colorado’s #1 rated organic / eco-friendly salon

            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.

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              Organic Hair Color in Denver, Colorado

              At Denver’s highest rated 5-star organic hair salon and beauty shop we are the only salon team in Colorado to offer Organic Colour Systems! OCS is the only professional color line in the world that is 100% ammonia free.

              Healthy hair:
              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.

              Why Organic Colour Systems?

              The system:
              “Organic Colour Systems is more than outstanding products – it’s a system of total hair care. Used together, its ranges deliver outstanding results with coloured hair.

              Every product in every range is specially formulated to work together for naturally healthier hair and longer-lasting colour.

              It works because it’s gentle and
              non-damaging

              The system is designed to treat coloured hair gently at every stage of every treatment from shampooing to styling.

              Most other hair care products use chemicals that strip hair of colour and health as they style, perm and straighten.

              Organic Colour Systems takes a different approach. With Organic Colour Systems every product in every range contains the minimum of chemicals and the maximum of certified organic ingredients.

              And because all of the OCS products are gentle and non-damaging to hair, hair looks healthier and colour stays locked in. Plus, all of the products can safely be used together.

              The care range and colour range
              work together
              The Organic Colour Systems care range and colour range work together for outstanding results.

              Our uniquely natural shampoos and reconstructors soften the hair before colouring and gently open up the outer layer (cuticle) so colour is easily absorbed.

              Then our nourishing conditioners close the cuticle completely, and restore hair to its natural pH value. That means colour stays locked in and hair looks smooth and shiny.

              Our care range products also contain natural UV light filters to protect hair and keep colour longer-lasting.

              Nourishes, protects and strengthens coloured hair
              All our products are packed with natural moisturisers and proteins that nourish, protect and strengthen coloured hair during every process from shampooing to straightening. So hair looks healthier than ever.

              Even damaged hair can safely be coloured and styled with Organic Colour Systems. Our uniquely nourishing and strengthening formulations work together across all ranges to repair damaged hair in a short time.

              With our flexible system, hair in any condition can be successfully coloured, styled, straightened or permed. And these processes can be done one after the other without causing any damage to the hair.

              Naturally styled, permed and
              straightened hair
              Our control range is rich in natural conditioners that add extra body, hold and shine, and protect hair during styling. It doesn’t matter how often hair is styled, it won’t get damaged.

              Our straightening system uses a natural product, keratin, to straighten and condition hair at the same time. And our perm system is uniquely gentle and natural for natural, healthy looking curls.

              Thanks to our unique system, all our products are safe to use on coloured hair and work together to create long-lasting colour and healthy hair.”

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                10 Beauty Foods For Glowing Skin And Shiny Hair

                “Beauty from the inside out is what we’re going for with a healthy lifestyle.

                Rather than looking to your vanity table for a beauty fix, take a look in your kitchen — you might be surprised how much what you eat can affect your skin and hair!

                1. Dark chocolate

                Contrary to popular belief, chocolate does not cause acne. In fact, research has shown that dark chocolate even protects skin from sun damage. Chocolate, or rather raw cacao, contains anti-aging antioxidants called flavonoids, which fight free radicals to protect your skin from UV damage and prevent the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and skin discolorations.

                Chocolate also makes you feel happy — when you eat it, the brain releases endorphins, your body’s natural feel-good chemical, and phenylethylamine, which elicits the head-over-heels feeling of falling in love. When you feel good, you look good.

                2. Walnuts

                Walnuts contain nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E that help your skin stay smooth and plump. Walnuts also protect your hair from sun damage and keep it lustrous and shiny. Get your daily dose of by eating a handful raw or throwing some chopped walnuts in your salad, pasta or dessert.

                3. Spinach

                Spinach contains a triple dose of wrinkle-fighting antioxidants: vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene. These all work together to protect your skin from the sun’s aging UV rays (but you should still wear sunscreen, of course). Enjoy spinach in salads, green smoothies, or lightly sautéed with coconut oil, garlic and a dash of sea salt.

                4. Lentils

                These legumes are a good source of protein and iron, which support full-bodied hair. Enjoy them as a side dish, in a hearty soup, or make your own lentil-veggie burgers.

                5. Chia seeds

                These tiny seeds are packed with protein, fiber, and loads of omega-3s — all great for your skin and hair. Since chia seeds absorb up to 12 times their weight in water, they also keep you feeling fuller longer. Enjoy them as a pudding, in smoothies, or as an egg substitute in vegan baking.

                6. Almonds

                Almonds are rich in flavonoids and vitamin E, which is vital to skin health. They can help ward off damaging free radicals and even oxidative damage caused by smoking. Almonds also make a great source of satisfying fiber and protein, and their manganese and selenium content helps keep your hair shiny. Snack on a handful of almonds, or enjoy them in almond butter spread on apple slices.

                7. Flaxseeds

                Flaxseeds provide a huge boost of omega-3 fatty acids, which are beyond good for you. Preliminary studies have shown that both omega-6 and omega- 3 fatty acids help prevent or treat skin conditions like acne and eczema. The anti-inflammatory properties of omega-3s can also maintain a healthy rate of skin cell renewal. To ensure your body absorbs all these beauty-boosting benefits, eat flaxseeds in ground or “meal” form.

                8. Avocados

                Avocados are the ultimate “get gorgeous” food. Ever seen shampoos or facial masks using avocados? There’s a reason for that.

                Key for hair, skin, and nails, the monounsaturated fatty acids packed into these creamy treats not only help lower bad cholesterol levels, but also reduce the appearance of aging in skin. Avocados also contain antioxidants, fiber, potassium, magnesium, and folate, and one avocado is packed with more potassium than a medium banana — nearly 700 milligrams! Eat avocado in guacamole, sliced on top of a salad or sandwich, or even with a spoon — we won’t judge.

                9. Berries

                Berries are loaded with anti-inflammatory agents and vitamins that help protect you from premature aging. The antioxidants in berries help minimize the damage of free radicals, which can accelerate wrinkle formation and cause disease. Additionally, berries are packed with vitamin C, which keeps skin firm and strong. Also known as ascorbic acid, vitamin C is essential to the production of collagen, a protein that aids in the growth of cells and blood vessels. Eat a handful of your favorite berry with breakfast, or pureed into a smoothie.

                10. Seaweed

                Sea vegetables like nori or wakame are loaded with iron and phytonutrients. All of these nutrients can help you attain gorgeous, supple skin. Iron, manganese, iodine, copper, zinc, omega-3 fatty acids, and selenium — all found in sea vegetables — are essential for gorgeous hair, skin, and nails. Enjoy these in mixed green salads, toss some wakame into your miso soup, or wrap up some veggies in nori sheets to make nori rolls.”

                This article and more found ~ here ~

                https://www.huffingtonpost.com/thrive-market/beauty-foods-for-glowing-skin-shiny-hair_b_7192880.html

                Photo credit: Paul Delmont, Thrive Market

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                  Top 5 reasons My Hair Trip Organic Salon Denver is Top-rated.

                  Why does My Hair Trip Salon in the Denver Arts District have more 5-star reviews than any other organic or eco-friendly salon in the state? Well, there are a lot of variables to consider when examining this question. We do have some ideas…

                  Here are the top 5 reasons why My Hair Trip Salon Denver has more 5-star ratings across Google, Yelp, Bing, Facebook, Yahoo, and Vagaro than any other organic or eco-friendly salon in the state.

                  #5. My Hair Trip Salon is designed unlike any other salon open today. Typically, salons today are designed one of two ways. There is the traditional design, which is rows of chairs and mirrors next to each other or on top of each other throughout an open space or a space with multiple rooms. The other design, a newer fad in the last decade, is suites. In this design the building is large and is filled with small rooms with either one or two chairs in the room with the mirrors and shelves and shampoo bowl all packed into each little suite.
                  – At My Hair Trip they took the good parts of each of these designs and created a new unique design. Instead of the traditional rows of chairs, My Hair Trip has a row of suites, and instead of closing the suite off, each of the suites is open to the main room. This way they have achieved the intimacy a suite provides for stylists and clients while still being part of the salon space with the other stylists and clients sharing the music and atmosphere and the energy together.

                  #4. My Hair Trip the Organic Salon is the only salon with a team of stylists that offers Organic Colour Systems in Denver, CO. Now this is a big deal because OCS is the only color line on the market that is 100% ammonia-free. It is the most effective, organic, non-gmo, vegan, ammonia-free, cruelty-free, sulfate-free professional color line on planet earth. There are several independent stylists in Colorado who use OCS, they either rent chairs in salons or rent suites that they’ve named like salons, but there is only one place where you have a whole team using OCS and serving you together, and thats at My Hair Trip the #1 Organic Salon in Denver. One day all color lines will look and work like OCS and there are even salons and stylists in Denver who have been claiming that their color lines are ammonia free or carry very little ammonia, but here’s the deal y’all. There is only one ammonia-free organic professional color line in the world and there is only one salon team in Colorado who works with it.

                  #3. My Hair Trip Salon in Denver, Colorado is different than most other salons and stands out from its competition in Denver for several reasons, one of the biggest of those being that My Hair Trip is a team-based salon. The team at My Hair Trip works on salary rather than commission or booth-rent. This enables the team at My Hair Trip to serve the salon’s clients together, rather than competing for clients against each other. The team all works the same schedule too, its the hours the salon is open. Everyone on the team starts at the same time, works the same days and finishes together too. All of the stylists also offer services off of the same menu with the same prices so it doesn’t matter who a client sees. Clients don’t have to be locked into one stylist,its easy for them to see multiple team members with confidence that they are going to get the same My Hair Trip service no matter who they see. It becomes more about when is it best for the client to come in and not when can the stylist fit them into their schedule. The difference for a client being served by a whole team rather than one person or one or two people is amazing and clients of My Hair Trip go online to leave reviews and talk about it everyday. My Hair Trip holds team meetings at the beginning of every month and team members all contribute to what the culture of the business is and what each team member’s role is in that culture. Everyone on the team at My Hair Trip is personally invested in the core values of the salon and in its mission and vision.

                  #2. My Hair Trip Salon, The #1 Organic salon in Colorado has built its team with top talent. One of the salon’s mottos is “any cut, any color, anytime.” To be a stylist at My Hair Trip this is the attitude that you have to have and you need the skills and the talent to be able to achieve this as well. My Hair Trip’s team of stylists are all experienced, they are extremely creative, they are highly skilled, very professional and most of all each member of the team at My Hair Trip has an intrinsic quality of genuinly caring for other people. When these character traits are all brought together and nutured in a team, thats when the magic happens and thats when great hair happens.

                  #1. The #1 reason that My Hair Trip Salon has more 5-star reviews than any other organic or eco-friendly salon in Colorado is because of the way everyone on their team listens. That’s it. That’s the secret to this fast-growing, bustling little salon’s success. The team at My Hair Trip takes listening to another level. They listen to clients, customers and to each other in a different way. When true caring comes into the picture real listening happens and its effects can be felt in two seconds. This is how the team at My Hair Trip is able to again and again get its clients what they are asking for, because they are listening in a way that enables them to really hear what is being said to them.

                  So that’s it. The top five reasons My Hair Trip Organic Salon and Gallery has more 5-star reviews than any organic or eco friendly beauty shop in the state. This list could have been a top 20 for sure but if this top 5 isnt enough to get you in the door at My Hair Trip, the top 20 wouldn’t be either. Check them out and see for yourself.

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                    Healthy Life!

                    This February First Friday in the year 2018 join us for our 4th annual health and Wellness Fair! Healthy Life!

                    Learn from local experts and professionals about anything and everything Health and wellness! Also relax with a mini massage and grab some delicious healthy snacks while you’re at it! Stop by before or after you check out the Denver Art Walk in our neighborhood, First Fridays are always so much fun!

                    This year we are featuring a group of truly wonderful, knowledgable professionals and practioners. We are truly honored and appreciative of these awesome individuals for taking the time to teach and talk with us all for our wellness event this year.

                    At this years fair we will be featuring:

                    Dr Rick Munn and The Colorado Health and Wellness Center: Network Spinal Analysis

                    Corrine Conry: Acupuncture

                    Meg Smit: toxin-free living

                    Lark Apothocary (Krystal Moore and Mary Leeke): essential
                    oils & blends, cbd oils & salves

                    Katherine Sumner: Nutritional Foods

                    Byron Borel: Soulful Crackers

                    Brandi Huerta: massage therapy

                    Laurissa Truemper: sustainable skincare

                    This event is for anyone and is family friendly. There will be info, discussions and conversations about all things health and wellness. We will have snack samplings, and some beverages for our guests as well. Also guests can enjoy mini services for around $1/hour from some of our professionals like Brandi the massage therapist.

                    This is our favorite event we host every year. It is relaxing and fun and we always learn a ton!

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