Greenest Salons In Charlotte
As many businesses are now going “green,” salons and the beauty industry have jumped on the bandwagon by using more natural, organic products and featuring holistic, sustainable approaches to beauty treatments. In Charlotte, more and more salons are adopting sustainable practices and utilizing more environmentally friendly supplies. The following list depicts the greenest salons in Charlotte.
8430 Rea Road, Suite 140
Charlotte, NC 28277
Located in a LEED Silver-certified complex, owners Michelle Matkovich and Sarah Mitchell created this Charlotte salon that uses eco-friendly hair and styling products. Salon M2 features the Eufora line, whose ingredients consist of organic Aloe Vera gel, botanical elements and pure essential oils. Without using artificial aromatherapy, customers need not worry about the harsh chemical applications on their hair, but can enjoy the naturalist approach to their haircut or styling sessions. New clients will receive 10 percent off of the first appointment.
Orange Olive Hair Gallery
2824 N. Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC 28205
The Orange Olive Hair Gallery in the NoDa District uses eco-friendly products and displays local artwork in its salon. In addition, Orange Olive sells Davines, an environmentally conscious hair styling line. It is open Tuesday through Saturday for appointments and offers a reward point system for customers.
Spa & Wellness Center
The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte
201 E. Trade St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
Housed within the LEED Gold-certified Ritz-Carlton Hotel, the Spa & Wellness Center provides the highest quality of therapeutic and cleansing amenities for its guests. The Spa & Wellness Center uses only 100 percent organic products for its facials, body scrubs and holistic treatment packages. Equipped with a bromine-based swimming pool that mitigates harsh chemical treatments to the body, the amenities at the Spa & Wellness Center reflect its environmentally conscious, remedial approach to health. Featuring products like Natural Patches of Vermont and Eminence Organic Skin Care for treatments, the center also offers nail services and massages. Appointments can be made over the phone or online by hotel and non-hotel guests.
Modern Salon & Spa
Locations throughout Charlotte, including Phillips Place and the Hearst Tower
Opened in 1989, Modern Salon & Spa has been serving the Charlotte community for over 20 years. Rated a Top 200 Salon by Salon Today Magazine, the salon solely uses AVEDA products for haircuts and styling. AVEDA has a dedication to environmental issues and sustainability while providing its customers with the most natural products possible. The spa portion also features AVEDA’s Green Science line that uses a wide array of organic ingredients. Modern Salon & Spa offers many services ranging from a basic haircut to a day spa treatment.
Ambiance Hair Salon
4219 – 1A Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28211
Ambiance Hair Salon uses Organic Color Systems for hair highlighting and dying procedures. This product is comprised of only natural and organic ingredients that for long-lasting permanent hair color. Ambiance Hair Salon also uses Pureology, a hair styling line dedicated to internal and external company sustainability. Appointments can be made over the phone.
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Isabel Sepkowitz is a freelance writer. She is an environmentalist who values sustainability, education, and innovation for the emerging green economy. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.