Finding information about green beauty products and salons is surprisingly difficult, so I was thrilled when John Masters Organics recommended Serene as their top stylist. Serene opened Organically Serene Hair when John Masters closed his salon to live a greener life outside of NYC. Serene continues to use the non-toxic and non-carcinogenic products used by the John Masters Salon including Organic Color Systems, ammonia free Chi Products, and John Masters Hair Products. Serene also holds a certificate in organic hair color. For my blonde highlights she used the ammonia free Chi products and she uses Organic Color Systems (OCS) for single process color and toners.
Some products do contain hydrogen peroxide but they are free from other chemicals like ammonia and parabens that are used at a typical salon--and they don't have a chemical smell. Chemicals in beauty products is a issue for everyone but pregnant women especially might want to find a stylist who uses organic products or forgo hair color before and during pregnancy. Anything you put on your skin goes directly into your bloodstream because you don't have a liver to filter out chemicals so having multiple chemicals in hair and beauty products can be a health issue--especially for people who have chronic health issues.
Organic and non-toxic highlights are not cheap but if you are doing everything you can to live a healthy chemical-free life it is nice to have the option of non-carcinogenic, non toxic hair color. While most people don't think of skin and hair products as being a big deal--it's nice to know a greener, organic option is available in NYC.
For appointments contact:
Organically Serene Hair
79 Worth Street (between Church and Broadway)
New York, NY
Prices: face frame highlights ($150-$165) half head highlights ($165-$225) full head highlights ($225-$275) single process color ($125)
Salon at 79 Worth Street