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Organic Hair Styling Products

Style, Sculpt & Finish

Unleash your creativity and free yourself from: parabens, PEG/PPG/BG, mineral oils, artificial colorants, EDTA, And synthetic fragrance.

These creative, versatile organic hair styling products gives holistic hair stylists the ability to style, cut, sculpt and shine with nourishing formulas that protect hair against humidity and prolong style.

With:

Biodynamic Marrubium reinforces hair’s delicate structure and adds all natural UV protection.

Organic Black Quinoa is rich in high quality phytoproteins which strengthen and protect hair.

Organic Aamla is an African fruit known for it’s high quantity of Vitamin C, giving hair shine and nourishment.

Fair Trade Marula restores, protects and hydrates hair for ultimate health and shine.

Eco Packaging in pharmaceutical, amber bottles to preserve formula potency, while being infinitely recyclable.

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Glossy Nectar

Hold: 0/5
Shine:  4/5

Improves hair health and shine by penetrating the cuticle to rebuild, strengthen and condition even the most damaged hair / mild detangler / reduces drying time.

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Sea Salt Spray

Shine: 2/5
Hold: 0/5

Get sexy, tousled waves without every setting foot in the sand and sun / used to give a haircut more edge, without weighing it down / Suitable for those who don’t like structured blow outs.

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Thermal Stress Protector

Hold: 4/5
Shine: 4/5

Medium hold thermal protecting spray / Guards against temperatures up to 437 degree fahrenheit / Increases the longevity of heat styled looks.

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Glamshine Cloud Spray

Hold: 0/5
Shine: 
6/6

Instantly adds lustrous shine to finished styles with a hint of all natural essential oils fragrance.

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Sculpting Mist

Hold: 6/6
Shine: 4/6

Extra strong hold, eco-friendly hair spray / No residue / Doesn’t weigh hair down / Treats and Moisturizes hair during hold.

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Flux Potion

Hold: 3/6
Shine: 3/6

Great mousse replacement / For full, flexible styles / Sculps + Defines without leaving residue.

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Bio Rich Water

Hold: 0/6
Shine: 0/6

Made from the active hydrolyates from our pure essential oils, this light moisturizing mist is great dry cutting spray / useful during different drying phases when hair has poor elasticity / all natural spray that protects hair and body from environmental toxins and pollutants.

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Nurturing Drops

Hold: 0/6
Shine: 5/6

Ultra-concentrated, nourishing drops for split ends / Heat Protector/ Ideal for damaged, compromised hair / Seals splits and gives hair intense shine.

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Frozen Glaze 

Hold: 5/6
Shine: 5/6

Clear pomade with an extremely shiny finish/ Strong Hold / Ideally applied on wet hair to enhance a sleek, “wet look.” / On dry hair, achieve wax-like definition, but with a shiny finish.

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Quick Glue

Hold: 6/6
Shine: 1/6

Extra-strong hold wax with matte finish / Ideal for creating extreme looks like mohawks and definitive shapes / Great for medium to very short hair.

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Shabby Mud

Hold: 2/5
Shine: 0/0

Medium hold styling clay mud wax / Medium Hold / Ideal for creating “worn in” hair styles and enhancing feathered looks / Excellent clay for destructed locks with curly hair / Removes volume and defines shapes

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Precious Wax

Hold: 0/0
Shine:
3/0

Natural wax-based formula with nourishing caranuba and beeswax / No hold / Creates shine and light definition / Ideal for reducing volume / Can be used as lip and hand balm

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Boho Pomade

Hold: 4/6
Shine: 2/6

Special medium-hold pomade for excellent curl definition / Ideal for shaping curls with a soft, flexible hold / Light Shine

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Shaping Putty

Hold: 5/6
Shine:
2/6

Strong-hold, fibrous wax / Perfect for creating highly defined, volumous looks/ Can be used at the roots for a lift

Article & Photo Credit: Oway Professional Hair Care

EVEN WAL-MART IS DEMANDING SAFER BEAUTY PRODUCTS – SHOULDN’T YOU?

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When a common consumer store like Wal-Mart is demanding safer beauty products, you know times are a-changin’ and for the better!

Wal-Mart has asked their suppliers to remove 8 chemicals believed to have “certain properties that can affect human health or the environment.” This request is all too telling and represents a new wave in clean beauty – one we’ve been crusading for since 2001!

Let’s explore which harmful chemicals made the list!

Wal-Mart Eliminates 8 Controversial Chemicals From Products

    • Propylparaben – an inexpensive preservative found in many shampoos, conditioners and personal care products.
    • Butylparaben – another type of inexpensive preservative commonly found in cosmetics.
    • In 2008, a study on women with breast cancer found parabens in 98% of breast tissue tested. Parabens are thought to mimic estrogen in the human body, causing an imbalance of hormones and damage to the human endocrine system.
    • Diethyl phthalate – an ingredient used to increase flexibility of plastic bottles.
    • Dibutyl phthalate – another plasticizer used to make plastic bottles more flexible.

Just like parabens, phthalates are known human endocrine disruptors. What’s worse? Many of your current plastic shampoo and conditioner bottles are made with these harmful chemicals. Phthalates leach estrogen-mimickers into your products, which are readily absorbed by your body when applied to the skin or scalp.

    • Formaldehyde – recognized as a known human carcinogen (cancer-causing ingredient) by WHO (World Health Organization) and IARC (International Agency For Research on Cancer). Remember all of the controversy surrounding keratin treatments using formaldehyde as an active ingredient? Let’s make sure that stays out of our products.
    • Triclosan – a synthetic chemical used in shampoos and conditioners as an anti-bacterial agent. Just like phthalates and parabens, this ingredient also disrupts the delicate hormone balance of humans.
  • Toluene – a colorless liquid found in nail polish and fragrance that has been linked to nervous system damage.

 

How did Wal-Mart choose which toxic ingredients to AVOID?

The Environmental Defense Fund advised them to identify harmful chemicals that had significant science backing.

Not only is Wal-Mart rewarding those who remove these chemicals from their products, they are requiring transparency. For those companies refusing to eradicate these targeted chemicals, they will be forced to add them to their warning labels by 2018.

Note: Since phthalates are not in the product itself (but rather the plastic container), many companies get away without listing them in their ingredients list.

Luckily, that’s all about to change.

While this is a giant leap in the right direction, we shouldn’t stop here. Keep demanding safer products and more transparency from these companies.

Especially in the professional beauty industry, as our vertical is even less regulated than the consumer market.

Article & Photo Credit: Oway Professional Hair Care

Summer 2014 hair color trends- get it while it’s hot!!

Get this summer’s hottest colors using the most natural hair color products possible.

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Amber Heard: Not only is bronde one of the hottest haircolors of 2014, it’s also one of the most versatile. Add a few more lighter pieces if you’re looking for a more blonde than brown look.

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The key to any dimensional copper bronde is those beautiful face framing highlights. Since Julia Roberts is the queen of copper reds, her dimensional ombre hair color was a perfect trend for summer.

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Kate Bosworth stunning in copper blonde. There’s no denying it. One the most popular hair color tones for summer is copper!

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Khloe Khardashian rocking blonde ombre!

Get the season’s hottest hair colors at Salon Organic Montclair. 

Huffington Post Puts Organic Color to the Test!

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Source: Huffington Post, Raydene Salinas

In her article, “Why I Decided to Ditch Chemicals & Go Organic With My Hair Dye”, Rebecca Adams of the Huffington Post was skeptical of organic hair color- will there be as many color choices? Will it last as long without all the harsh chemicals? Will the color be as rich?

After testing out Organic Color Systems, Salon Organic’s brand of choice, the answer was a resounding “yes”!  She writes

“even the most pleasant smells couldn’t get me to go organic if the results weren’t at least as good as the chemical stuff. Luckily, they were….the color was the most striking shade of copper red I’ve ever had, and I didn’t have that pesky line of demarcation that always gives me what I call “fire roots”…The best part: My hair felt 10 pounds lighter and as soft as an 8-year-old’s. Needless to say, I’m an organic hair dye convert.”

Salon Organic uses the same products and can give you the same, healthy beautiful results.

Contact Salon Organic today and you, too, will be an organic hair dye convert! 

Ask the Doctor about Healthy Hair Care

safe_imageAs a breast cancer survivor and medical expert, Dr. Marisa Weiss offers suggestions on healthy hair care and color.  She suggests one of Salon Organic’s favorite products Organic Color Systems for those looking to avoid chemicals in their hair color.

One of her tips to color as safely as possible:

  • “If you get your hair colored at a salon, know that most salon-only products are not listed in the EWG Database. Since the FDA doesn’t require an ingredients list on products intended for salon-use only, there’s rarely any published information on what’s in them. One option to ask your hair colorist about is the Organic Color Systems brand permanent hair dye, which is ammonia-free and certified organic and vegan.”

Read Dr. Weiss’ article here, including tips for cancer survivors.

Many women in New Jersey are turning to Salon Organic for professional, all natural and organic products, including Organic Color Systems.  Book your appointment today!

Fall 2013 Organic Color Trends

Organic Color Systems, one of Salon Organic’s favorite hair color products highlights Fall 2013 Hair Color Trends.

Here are some of our favorites (all excerpts from Organic Color Systems):

Fall 2013 Hair Color #6: Honey Blondes!Fall 2013 Hair Trends
The perfect middle ground between a butter blonde and a bronde hair color is honey blonde!

Honey blonde hair color was first popularized by Jennifer Aniston in the mid 2000s and is definitely making another comeback!

Honey blonde hair color is characterized by predominantly warm hues, paired with well-placed, toned highlights. As a cousin of the bronde hair color trend, this look is best achieved with your ombre/balayage technique.

Fall 2013 Hair Color #7: Chocolate Caramel!Fall 2013 Hair Trends
Perfect for your naturally dark leveled clients, chocolate brown paired with warm copper highlights through the mid shaft and ends is a gorgeous fall hair color.

Consider doing a full head of micro-highlights or a well-blended ombre to achieve this delectable fall beauty. These techniques will also maximize their color service, as regrowth tends to stay darker through the winter months with less sun.

Celebrities that pull this fall hair color off flawlessly are: Jessica Alba, Mila Kunis, and Megan Fox.

Fall 2013 Hair Color #8: Neutral Browns!Fall 2013 Hair Trends
To really bring hair back to life after a summer of sun and heat, is a dark, rich neutral brown hair color!

No need to add any highlights for this one, this sleek and sexy hair color will draw from summer’s lighter pieces to create a shiny, multidimensional look.

This hair color is perfect for those clients desiring to go darker in fall, and don’t necessarily want warm/copper hues.

Celebs that wear this hair trend perfectly are Jessica Biel and Adriana Lima!

Check out More Fall 2013 Trends at Organic Color Systems

Book your appointment for expert organic color at Salon Organic!

It’s easy to book online- learn more here.

Detox My Water

hair swimmingAs we enter the season of swimming pools, weekend cookouts, summer concert venues, and everything outdoors, it is the perfect time to reconsider how we wash away the environmental elements that surround our every day.

The simple installation of a filter system in your shower, can help as wash away levels of pollutants such as chlorine, campfire smoke, carcinogenic pollutants in the air.

Salon Organic finds DetoxMy Water to be a highly reliable filtration system in helping keep your hair nourished and vibrant with the removal of the toxins your hair comes in contact with.

http://www.detoxmywater.com/

*Remember, Salon Organic provides a hair detox treatment to remove build up and then infuse with antioxidant rich vitamins and proteins to strengthen and replenish thirsty hair.

We now use GLUTEN FREE HAIR COLOR!

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We now use GLUTEN FREE HAIR COLOR.

Gluten Free is not just a dietary need for a rapidly growing number of people whether having sensitivity or diagnosed with Celiac Disease. Some have a reaction to it topically when gluten touches their skin. As a result, Gluten Free products are a necessity.

Because the skin can absorb gluten, Salon Organic is happy to announce that we now offer hair coloring that is gluten free.

Hair Color Trends: Spring & Summer 2013

Ahhh the warm weather….time to open up those windows and let the fresh air blow through those new highlights everyone is talking about his season. What is springing up in color trends?

  • Salon Organic Original: Golden Brown with Milk Chocolate Highlights

    Golden Coppery Red Contrasted with Red Velvet Sombre

  • Strawberry Washed Blonde
  • Rose Gold Highlights
  • Buttery Blonde with Toffee Lowlights
  • Smokey Mink Brunette

Click here to get your best hair color for Spring