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SALON OF THE MONTH Green Ambition From organic products, services and decor to earth-friendly practices and community support, Hazel Salon & Organics proves it’s easy to be green. in fact from Goodwill (Berg repainted them herself). Also, the coat rack, a pair of chairs in the waiting area and the vintage hospital cart used in the shampoo section are all Craigslist finds and a mannequin that once resided in Berg’s grandma’s garage now serves as a lamp/jewelry display thanks to the handiwork of Berg’s father. “All in all, it Armed with a lifelong love of beauty, was done inexpensively,” Berg shares. an affinity for natural, organic living, and a Of course, no eco-friendly salon is general dissatisfaction with other salons’ sub-par complete without a bevy of green-minded attempts at going green, stylist Tara Berg sought products and services, and Hazel Salon a change. “I was ready to open my own salon. & Organics doesn’t disappoint. Color I was frustrated after years of working in salons services come courtesy of ammonia- and that claimed to be green and organic but were PPD-free Organic Color Systems and CHI all talk and no real knowledge or action,” Berg Ionic, while eco hair, skin and makeup recalls. Her solution? Hazel Salon & Organics, lines include Onesta, John Masters an eco-friendly boutique salon that includes three Organics, Y oungblood and 100% Pure styling stations and a spa-like esthetic room. among others—all of which are wellNow approaching its three-year received by the salon’s eco-conscious anniversary, Berg’s 725-square-foot Seattleclientele (which includes both women and based studio exemplifies the green agenda men). “A lot of clients are into keeping Berg once envisioned. “We started by things local and organic,” Berg notes. completely building-out our space, using “We’re located in a very family-centric greener options such as high-rated insulation, Repurposed Goodwill and Craigslist furniture finds make for an neighborhood, and they love that they hydronic radiant heat, no VOC paint and upscale boutique atmosphere. can walk to the salon.” low-flow plumbing fixtures,” Berg informs. “I Making the community as beautiful even got our bathroom vanity and sink top as those who leave the salon is also at at ReStore, a building material reuse store.” the heart of Hazel Salon & Organics. And the repurposing doesn’t stop there. The salon regularly contributes to While the cozy space boasts a chic, eclectic nonprofits, including poverty-targeting atmosphere, visitors might be surprised to learn Kiva, and has donated to womenthat the front desk and back bar stand are owned businesses. “We give to several area schools every year and hold fundraisers for domestic violence awareness, breast cancer awareness, Family Law CASA, Women for Women Haircolor: Organic Color Systems and CHI Ionic Afghanistan, and Phinney Hair care: John Masters Organics (hair and skin Neighborhood Association, care), Onesta, Loma, Moroccanoil and we have an upcoming fundraiser for Planned Best-selling product: Onesta Smooth & Shine Parenthood,” Berg says. “We Thermal Straightening Crème, Moroccanoil Oil Not allowing children under 12 in the salon, Hazel Salon & Organics give back because it’s the right Treatment gives parents some needed relaxation. thing to do.”—Jillian Gordon Hazel Salon & Organics 5817 Phinney Ave. North Seattle, WA 98103 206.453.3515 72 4.12 Images: courtesy of Tara Berg

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of LaunchPad - April 2012

LaunchPad - April 2012
Editor’s Notebook
In Touch
Runway Report
Star Struck
First Look
Inside Story
Brand New
Color Lab
Male Order
Tool Talk
My Way
20 Questions
Head of the Class
Salon of the Month
Beauty 911
Saving Face
Only Hue
Free Launch
Green Light Beauty
Cutting Board
Quick Tips
Advertiser Index
Look of the Month

LaunchPad - April 2012