A few years ago, visiting a hair salon meant entering an environment that wasn’t always the most pleasant smelling. Nonetheless, people still lined up to get a haircut or chemical service. So much has evolved in the salon experience since then.
Today, many stylists and clients alike have become aware of the harmful effects of some product ingredients to our health and environment, prompting salons to use products with the least amount of chemicals and start pioneering the Holistic Hair Stylist movement.
Who is the Holistic Hair Stylist?
For Holistic Hair Stylists, their salons and studios are not just a place where clients can get their hair cut and colored. Holistic Hair Stylists go beyond giving beautiful hair. Instead, they unlock our best selves with beauty products, services and business practices that abide by their No Harm Mantra. This is their promise and dedication to respect the health of the mind, body, planet and animals. This involves tapping into the client’s five senses to achieve the best treatment possible, while ensuring no ethical compromise along the way.
Benefits of Being a Holistic Hair Stylist
Being a holistic hair stylist allows you to live a balanced happy and healthy lifestyle. When you walk into a non-ammoniated salon space, smell the diffuser going with air clean notes, hear relaxing music, and are greeted with an Aroma tea blend, you start to calm and disconnect from the hectic world. You are also no longer forced to inhale toxic fumes that harm your health.
When you are part of a holistic salon, you can give more to your client in helping them improve their inner and outer beauty. For stylists, staying healthy and well is important. Your bodies are your livelihood, and without it it’s impossible to provide the best care possible to your clients.
Holistic beauty and wellness is a lifestyle that you can incorporate into your career, and all aspects of your life. The principle behind the movement goes beyond hair. Holistic hairdressers believe that the body, mind, spirit, and the environment are all interconnected and affects our health – and ultimately, our hair. So to keep the ecosystem balanced, Holistic Hair Stylists consistently employ sustainable practices in their homes and salons.
As holistic hairdressers and beauty makers, you can connect on a deeper level with every client you meet. Unlike regular salons, Holistic Hair Stylists treat each client as a whole person, immersing them in multi-sensory, non-toxic salon experiences. They offer professional organic hair and skin care treatments, support cruelty-free brands, and are eco-conscious. This, in turn, not only makes them want to stay longer in the salon for additional service offerings, but also creates a sense of trust, which fosters extreme loyalty to the business.
You get to meet like-minded individuals and feel a sense of kinship. There is an old saying that you attract what you are. Being around clients and team members that have the same passion and mindset helps create a positive environment. This will lead to dramatic benefits to your over-all health over time.
Holistic Hairdressers continue to stay inspired, keep up on the latest trends, have extensive knowledge of timeless and classic foundations of hair design, and constantly stay up to date on the green chemistry of the products they use in their craft.
The Holistic Hair Tribe are a group of ground shakers and day makers that believe in a sustainable approach to beauty and wellness. They follow the mission of changing the world and industry for the better. Don’t you want to be a part of what’s growing?
About The Author
As the Simply Organic Educator and Technical Director, Rebecca brings to us more than 20 years of experience in the salon industry. She has also worked with the National Association of Eco-Friendly Salons & Spas, the first of its kind to promote eco-friendly excellence in the salon and spa industry. If you want to learn more how to bring organic, eco-friendly hair products to your salon, please contact us at 888-213-4744