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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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    Meet the Owner, Master Stylist / Colorist – Nicole Zamora

    Nicole Zamora started My Hair Trip more than a decade ago and built her clientele with her salon customers, fashion designers, photographers, models, media, and talent agencies.

    In October of 2009, she made the move to downtown Denver! So far, since getting to the city in 2009, she has been involved in numerous fashion shows around the city, as well as a plethora of fundraisers, and educational programs and events.

    Now in March of 2014 she has opened her very own hair salon! where she is surrounded by other motivated and talented stylists.

    Nicole always knew Green, eco-friendly, organic living was something she wanted to incorporate into her salon. Through years of independent research, training, and education, Nicole finally had everything she needed to open Colorado’s very first totally Organic Hair Salon.

    Now Nicole’s salon, My Hair Trip Salon Denver, is Colorado’s only certified green, eco-friendly, organic hair salon, art gallery, and jewelry and apparel boutique!

    Nicole and her husband / business partner, Paul Sr. are in the process of building their dream team, and thus far, are so proud to have been lucky enough to find Sonia, Amber, Thomas, Erica, Gail, Kristi, D’ona and Kelly!

    So check out My Hair Trip Salon Denver at 8th and Santa Fe in the 80204 in the Denver Art District!

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      How To Clean Hair Brushes & Combs

      How To Clean Hair Brushes & Combs
      One thing you might not think about cleaning on the regular is your hairbrush or comb. Of course, we remove hair build up every so often but do you take the time to really clean them? The downside is if we don’t clean them on a somewhat regular basis dirt, oil and hair products can build up and leave your hair feeling not so clean. So how do we solve this problem? Well, there is an easy way to clean our your brushes and combs and it only takes a few minutes. Check out the instructions below on how to clean hair brushes and combs:
      Start by removing all hair that has built up in between the bristles of your brush or comb. If some hair is woven tightly, use a toothpick to loosen.
      Next, soak your tools in a sink of warm water with a few drops of shampoo. This will help remove oils and any product lingering in the bristles. Gentle scrub to get them extra clean.
      If you happen to have a wooden, padded, or rubber brush skip the soaking step. Simply run these type of brushes under water with no soap to remove oils and dirt.
      That’s all it takes to remove the build up on your brushes and it can be done on a weekly basis to make sure your brush is as clean as possible.

      article found at:
      http://www.raininghotcoupons.com/clean-hair-brushes-combs/

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        Having a blast! Denver’s premier eco salon

        My Hair Trip Salon Denver has now been open for just about 4 months. From the day we had the idea, to the day we found our space, to today … it’s been a trip. Building and running a salon has taught us a lot about life, about what it takes to succeed, and about each other.

        Today we have the salon looking almost just the way we want it. We are displaying 12 local artists in our gallery, carrying 15 different local designers goods in the boutique, have 5 stylists and a salon manager that are kicking major butt everyday, and we are really having a blast.

        All of us at My Hair Trip Salon are on the same page. It truly is joy to come into the salon everyday. We are all focused on making sure our clients and any visitors to the salon feel comfortable and are treated like the kings and queens that they are. We love making people smile, and we have been seeing a ton of smiles lately.

        We are Denver’s only eco-friendly hair salon, barbershop, art gallery, and jewelry and apparel boutique. We really love our unique shop we have down here in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe (the creative epicenter of the city), and the people of Denver are seeming to really love it as well.

        We love being Denver’s premier organic hair salon. Using organic products and services beautifies our clients will protecting our stylists health as well. Health and Beauty can, now be, synonymous! Woohoo! Green living used to be hard to do, and it still is, but it’s getting easier. We offer top of the line organic products and services at our salon and our prices are competitive with any of the top salons in the city, who are still using all sorts of harmful chemicals on their clients’ skin and hair.

        Look Good. Feel Good. Be Good. This is our motto at My Hair Trip Salon Denver. We take care of our stylists, our partners, our craftsmen, our artists, our bankers, our neighbors, and each other. We can do any cut, any color, any time. We take pride in our work and we treat everyone who comes into our salon, as they should be treated, like gold.

        Looking for a new stylist? Need a haircut? Interested in organic beauty? Have you checked out the new art district on Santa Fe?

        Stop by Denver’s best salon, My Hair Trip Salon Denver, for First Friday Art Walk, or feel free to drop in anytime you like. We can’t wait to meet you.

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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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            Organic Color Systems

            My Hair Trip Salon Denver is Colorado’s premier eco-friendly hair salon. We strive to constantly and consistently meet the needs of our clients and customers. We also focus on sustainability in all aspects of our business, including who we do business with. We chose Organic Salon Systems for our color line, not only because they have the best organic color in the world, but also because of who they are, as a company, as a whole. Here is their 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 salquote closeon 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.”

            http://www.organiccolorsystems.com/professional-organics/our-mission/

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              Top 10 Foods for Healthy Hair

              When it comes to healthy hair, it’s not just what you put on your tresses that counts — it’s what you put in your body, too.

              Better-looking hair can start at your next meal.
              “Just like every other part of your body, the cells and processes that support strong, vibrant hair depend on a balanced diet,” says New York nutritionist Lisa Drayer, MA, RD, author of The Beauty Diet.
              It can take longer to notice changes (both good or bad!) in your hair than in your skin. For example, “just one week with a poor diet can yield acne flare-ups or dry, sallow skin within days,” says New York City dermatologist Cybele Fishman, MD, “but with hair, it can take a few months for a nutritional deficiency or the effects of a crash diet to show up.”
              The nutrients you eat today help fortify the hair follicle — from which each strand is born — and the scalp that surrounds it. “Healthier follicles? Healthier hair. Healthier scalp? Healthier hair!” Drayer says.
              Of course, there’s more to your hair than what you eat. Smoking, hormonal imbalances, and not enough sleep can also affect how your hair looks and feels. No magic nutrient can make up for those concerns.
              Still, you have a lot more leverage than you might think. If you eat a balanced, varied, protein-rich diet that focuses on the following 10 foods, you’ll be giving your hair the TLC it needs and deserves.

              1. Salmon
              Besides being rich in protein and vitamin D (both are key to strong hair) the omega-3 fatty acids found in this tasty cold-water fish are the true superstar. Your body can’t make those fatty acids, which your body needs to grow hair. About 3% of the hair shaft is make up of these fatty acids, Drayer says. Omega-3s are also found in cell membranes in the skin of your scalp, and in the natural oils that keep your scalp and hair hydrated.
              Other options: If salmon doesn’t thrill you, you can also get essential fatty acids from fish like herring, sardines, trout, and mackerel, as well as avocado, pumpkin seeds, and walnuts (see below for more wonderful things about walnuts.)

              2. Walnuts
              These are the only type of nut that have a significant amount of omega-3 fatty acids. They’re also rich in biotin and vitamin E, which helps protect your cells from DNA damage. Since your hair rarely gets much shielding from the sun, this is especially great, Drayer says. Too little biotin can lead to hair loss. Walnuts also have copper, a mineral that helps keep your natural hair color rich and lustrous, Fishman says.
              Other options: Try using walnut oil in your salad dressing or stir-fry instead of canola or safflower, Fishman says.

              3. Oysters
              Oysters are rich in zinc, a lack of which can lead to hair loss (even in your eyelashes), as well as a dry, flaky scalp. Three ounces has a whopping 493% of your daily value. You can get some zinc through fortified cereals and whole grain breads, but oysters can boast a good level of protein too. “Remember, hair is about 97% protein,” Drayer says. Without enough protein, your body can’t replace the hairs that you naturally shed every day and what you do make can be dry, brittle, or weak.
              Other options: Get your fill of zinc with nuts, beef, and eggs.

              4. Sweet Potatoes
              Sweet potatoes are a great source of the antioxidant beta carotene, which your body turns into vitamin A. “Basically, every cell of the body cannot function without enough A,” Fishman says. It also helps protect and produce the oils that sustain your scalp, and being low on vitamin A can even leave you with itchy, irksome dandruff.
              Other options: Carrots, cantaloupe, mangoes, pumpkin, and apricots are all good sources of beta carotene.

              5. Eggs
              A great source of protein, eggs are loaded with four key minerals: zinc, selenium, sulfur, and iron. Iron is especially important, because it helps cells carry oxygen to the hair follicles, and too little iron (anemia) is a major cause of hair loss, particularly in women, Drayer says.
              Other options: You can also boost your iron stores with animal sources, including chicken, fish, pork, and beef.
              6. Spinach
              The iron, beta carotene, folate, and vitamin C in spinach help keep hair follicles healthy and scalp oils circulating.
              Other options: Try similarly nutrient-rich dark, leafy vegetables such as broccoli, kale, and Swiss chard.

              7. Lentils
              Tiny but mighty, these legumes are teeming with protein, iron, zinc, and biotin, says Fishman, making it a great staple for vegetarian, vegans, and meat eaters.
              Other options: Toss other beans such as soybeans (the young ones are called edamame) and kidney beans into your soup or salad.
              8. Greek yogurt
              Cruise the dairy aisle for low-fat options such as Greek yogurt, which is high in hair-friendly protein, vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid — an ingredient you’ll often see on hair care product labels), and vitamin D. Emerging research links vitamin D and hair follicle health, but exactly how that works isn’t clear, Fishman says.
              Other options: Cottage cheese, low-fat cheese, and skim milk also fit the bill.

              9. Blueberries
              Exotic super fruits may come and go but when it comes to vitamin C, “It’s hard to top this nutrient superhero,” Drayer says. C is critical for circulation to the scalp and supports the tiny blood vessels that feed the follicles. Too little C in your diet can lead to hair breakage.

              10. Poultry
              This everyday entree is extraordinary when it comes to protein, as well as hair-healthy zinc, iron, and B vitamins to keep strands strong and plentiful. Because hair is nearly all protein, “foods rich in protein are literally giving you the building blocks for hair,” Drayer says.

              By Elizabeth B. Krieger
              Reviewed by Victoria Barbosa, MD
              WebMD Feature
              Found at http://www.webmd.com/beauty/hair-styling/top-10-foods-for-healthy-hair?page=3

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