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Oway Stylist Spotlight: Tatyana Kosogina

Tatyana Kosogina

One of our 2016 goals is to create the largest community of Organic Hair Stylists.

To foster a place where pioneering beauty professionals can share their passion, creativity, and support for one another. Organic Hair Stylists are truly one-of-a-kind, and that’s why every month we choose to spotlight one member of our rapidly growing community!

It’s already February, and our newest Organic Way Colorist of the Month is Tatyana Kosogina!

She’s been an inspiration in our Oway Holistic Hair Stylist Forum, displaying her stunning color transformations. Be sure to read her interview below and check out her gorgeous work!

Get to know Tatyana!

Oway Hair Colorist

How long have you been an organic hair stylist and why is organic important to you?

I have been an Organic Stylist for a little over 5 years and I believe that clean air, clean water and clean products are key to the well being of stylists and clients.

What back bar products do you find most helpful? And what are your favorite retail items?

Hbalance, Rebuilding and Smoothing shampoos and treatments are the key to your success at the back bar.

I also can’t live without Glossy Nectar and Volumizing Root Spray.


What tips do you have for new users or those who are looking into purchasing Organic Way hair color and products?

Oway by far outperforms any line I have ever used in every aspect. Beautiful vibrant colors, simple to use and the cleanest ingredients available on the market today. By investing in Oway you are investing in your future of health and prosperity.

What benefits have you found from using social media and online colorist forums?

Online media and forums are a great way to gain more knowledge and learn from others at no cost!

How do you plan to keep yourself and your salon inspired in 2016?

I can’t wait to join everyone in Florida for Train the Trainer and continue my growth by bringing new knowledge back to the salon and start teaching.

Check out Tatyana's work with Oway!

Join Tatyana and other like-minded stylists in our Organic Way Holistic Hair Colorist Group here!

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Oway Stylist Spotlight: Bridgette D’Angelo

Bridgette D'Angelo

To kick off 2016, Bridgette D’Angelo is our crowned Organic Way Colorist of the Month for January!

She wowed us in our OWAY Holistic Hair Stylist Forum last month with the talented works she shared. Fun Fact: she just recently opened her own organic salon, Head Rush, in Enfield, Connecticut, so we got all the details on her experience and a few fun tips!

Also, be sure to check some of her beautiful Organic Way color creations below to find some inspiration for the new year!

Get to know Bridgette!


Congratulations on opening your new salon! What inspired you to want to start an organic salon?

I wanted to set myself apart from all the salons in my town.  Starting an organic salon has caught people’s attention and they want to know more!  I absolutely love telling clients and potential clients all about the Oway line because I stand by it 100% and want others to know how much healthier their hair can be by switching over!

Why did you choose to use Organic Way (Oway) products?

I tried out a few other organic colors in the past but my heart fell in love with Oway.  It is everything I have ever wanted in a color line, excellent grey coverage, beautiful shine, lots of richness to the colors!  My clients have been loving their hair and have already noticed a huge difference in just how it feels and styles everyday!

Which Oway products are your best sellers?

Personally, I always stray to the oils, so the nurturing drops and glossy nectar are my best friends!  The softness they give to the hair is amazing!  I would have to say these two are my biggest sellers so far!

I really do love the boho pomade as well.  I love how it gives added texture to curls once I’m done styling to give them a more lived in look!

Oway Organic Salon

Have you learned any tricks with this color line that you would like to share with the other Organic Way users?

Being fairly new with this color line, I don’t have many tricks up my sleeves just yet! But I will say, challenge yourselves and dare to take the color risks because this line will not fail you!

What are your goals for the new salon in 2016?

My salon goals for 2016 would have to include reaching out to more people and spreading the word about Head Rush Salon and Oway!  I love when people are just as excited about organic products as I am.  I have also added two more stylists to our team, so I want to work on building them up and educating them on the organic stylist life!

Do you have any advice for other stylists looking to open an organic salon in the future?

My advice would be to follow your dreams and go with your gut!  You will have a few people who may question the organic line you carry, asking if it’s just as good as other lines or will it cover the greys, but if you chose the right line and believe in it then you will do just fine!

My favorite part in all this is seeing the happy smiles and “ahhh” looks on my clients faces after they sit in my chair!

Check out Bridgette's work with Oway!

Join Bridgette and other like-minded stylists in our Organic Way Holistic Hair Colorist Group here!

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Organic Way Stylist Spolight: Suzannah Bellman

Suzannah Bellman

Through our social media forums, Simply Organic Beauty strives to create a community of Organic Hair Stylists who can share their passion, experience, and endless creativity.

Once a month we put the spotlight on one of our community members and let them share their secrets with you.

Our December 2015 Organic Way Hair Colorist is Suzannah Bellman! Learn a little more about her below and view some of her beautiful hair color creations.

Get to know Suzannah!


Why is organic hair color important to you?

Organic hair color is important to me because both the client and I can rest assured that we can get fantastic and lasting results without toxic exposure. These ingredients have been very thoughtfully picked. No fillers and each one serves a purpose. I don’t understand why you would want to use anything else. I feel it prolongs my career.


What are some of the myths or misconceptions about organic stylists that you would like to break?

I feel the misconceptions are mostly about organic color. They don’t believe that it works. But I have been a stylist at Sam Wong Salon for 7 years and I have seen first hand how great it works.

What is your favorite Organic Way back bar product, care product, and styling product?

For back bar the Hmilk No Stress is great, it is my go-to after highlights.

For care I love the Moisturizing Hair Bath, especially for this time of year.

For the styling products, I can’t pick just one. I love the Thermal Protection Spray and how lightweight it is, I also love the Smoothing Cream.


How have the online communities and social media outlets helped you and your career?

Facebook has been an awesome informal portfolio for me. I also use it as a platform to fill openings in my schedule and get the word out about new products that I have. I recently joined Instagram as well and I am getting a great response.

What tips or tricks would you like to share with our newest Organic Way users?

For super resistant/stubborn grey hair to use a 30 volume, mixing 1 to 1, and sometimes I also go down ½ a level with my formula depending on how much grey they have.

Check out Suzannah's work with Oway!

Join Suzannah and other like-minded stylists in our Organic Way Holistic Hair Colorist Group here!

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2015’s Best Permanent Ammonia-Free Hair Color Brand

The votes are in! Thousands of hair stylists voted in Beauty Launchpad’s Reader’s Choice Awards every year, and we’re proud to sayOrganic Way (Oway)’s Hcolor has won best professional ammonia-free hair color for 2 years in a row (2015 & 2016)!


Best Professional Ammonia-Free Hair Color

Organic Way’s Hcolor is a permanent ammonia-free hair color line that covers grey, while nourishing the hair and scalp with biodynamic botanicals, organic essential oils and fair trade ingredients. They’re the first color line in the professional beauty industry to use ‘Farm to Chair’ ingredients grown on their 100% chemical-free farms in Bologna, Italy.

Organic Way, also known as Oway, is a unique player amongst ammonia-free hair color brands due to their holistic approach to hair, health and the delicate world around us.

Organic Way uses innovative green chemistry to create gentle formulations that deliver rich, multifaceted color results. Their balanced use of therapeutic essential oils and plant butters creates a hair color experience unlike any other.

Many stylists and clients with allergies choose Hcolor as their go-to color. But, even those without sensitivities choose the Organic Way because of the unrivaled color results and hair health.

The perfect balance between natural and effective, Oway’s Hcolor is the first organic color that’s predictable and easy-to-use, while boasting these amazing benefits.

Ammonia Free Hcolor Benefits

  • 95 Shades
  • No Harsh Fumes
  • Full Grey Coverage
  • Cruelty-Free & Vegan
  • Long Lasting, Shiny Hair Color
  • Nourishing Organic Ingredients
  • Respects Hair’s pH and Structural Integrity

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Organic Way Colorist of the Month: Victoria Van Slyke

November 2015: Victoria Van Slyke

As a community of passionate Holistic Hair Stylists, one of the most valuable things we have is learning from one another. Each month, the Simply Organic Beauty team highlights one Colorist who not only shares their exceptional work, but one that helps others in our online community.

This month of November, you’ll get to know Victoria and what she loves about our Organic Way color line, and of course, get to see some of her gorgeous work!

Read her interview below!


What got you interested in trying organic salon products?

In school, I was trained in Goldwell color, and realized quickly that the color was bothering me. I would have red, itchy eyes, a runny nose and severe contact dermatitis after a day of school!

I also am very against animal testing, and found that most of the products I was using in school had in fact been tested on animals. I knew I had to switch to something greener and more ethical. I started an internship at an Aveda salon, and they hired me as I was finishing up school.

Even at the time I could tell Aveda was “greenwashed,” although my reaction wasn’t as severe, I was still reacting adversely to the color. Eventually, I started a second salon job in an ethnic salon, I was using wella, goldwell and matrix, and I was a toxic mess! When a local health food store posted an ad for a hairdresser, I figured, why not try it?

Why did you choose Organic Way(Oway)?

When I heard about Oway, I was scared to switch from my other beloved organic color line, but the other line did have its drawbacks. I am always looking for the best, cleanest, purest line on the market, and when I researched Oway, that’s what I found!

Switching my clients to this superior line was a no-brainer for me.. It is by far the best color and styling line I have ever used.

What’s one of your favorite shades or formulas from Organic Way (Oway)?

I know this sounds silly, but every shade in this line is gorgeous. From the natural coppery reds, to the icy blondes. I do a lot of balayage, and I’m loving how beautifully this color is blending and creating these multi-dimensional looks.

Do you have a favorite retail product? If so, why?
My favorite retail product is Bio Rich Water.

It’s light, yet rich in nutrients that I think every head of hair needs! I love how effortlessly my comb glides through the hair when spraying this during a haircut. The scent is delicious, and I use it to set my makeup and hydrate my skin.

Her Favorite Styling Product!


How important is it for Hair Stylists to build communities and empower each other?
Owning a one-stylist salon, it is extremely important for me to connect with other hairdressers. Sometimes, you just need a second set of eyes to solve the puzzle. Over the years, Rebecca Gregory has always been extremely helpful with any and all formula questions I’ve had.. I love being able to connect and help others too.

Organic Stylists are truly a different breed. I love the sense of camaraderie we have! The online forums are a great way to get a quick answer, or to get inspired by someone else’s talent and work.

If you could give one piece of advice for new stylists using Organic Way what would it be?

The line is true to color, be cautious and knowledgeable, but you don’t need to “overthink” your formulas like I did with my previous line (OCS).This line is colorist friendly. But don’t be afraid to play either, because this line has allowed me to push to the extremes. Anything is possible with Oway!

Check out Victoria's work with Oway!

Join Victoria and other like-minded stylists in our Organic Way Holistic Hair Colorist Group here!

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