Relax. Renew. Re-Energize.
Our licensed and experienced stylists understand that the world sometimes feels frantic, draining the energy right out of a person.
In this salon, our clients are treated to a spa-like experience and the opportunity to detox from the noise of every day. This space invites guests to relax into and enjoy the moments of calm that will allow them to feel renewed and re-energized.
Who wants toxic hair chemicals getting in the way of that? Not our team!
I want to change the Beauty Industry.
I want people to stop believing that chemical products and processes are completely safe for ourselves and our children. As consumers, we must be educated and mindful about the things we purchase and stop believing the large companies who normalize chemical pollution as a part of daily life, who normalize animal testing and actively suggest consumption of unnatural products that are ingested and absorbed into our bodies.
My business has been founded on principals that I live, and now I want to share my knowledge of so-called ‘beauty products’ with more people so that they can make better informed decisions for themselves. There are reasons behind my choices; some may find them unimportant and others will find that my reasons resonate with them, and inspire them, to make different choices.
It is my ultimate goal to give people the resources to find holistic solutions that make them feel good about themselves and the world around them.
We can and should start using our voices to protest the traditional salon environments which promise beauty in a jar and health on a shelf while exposing us to abrasive solutions that attack immune systems, force continual exposure to toxins which are absorbed through our hair and skin, and that these substances are “trusted” and “normal” to have in our daily products. It is not normal to pollute our bodies. It is not acceptable to pollute the environment with trash that cannot be recycled because of its former contents.
We use green chemistry in this Salon; organic mixtures and solutions to treat your hair and skin-or your mind, body, and soul-to nourishing, sustainable care. We use tapioca paper that is biodegradable instead of foils. I inspect the packaging to verify recycled materials content and ensure we minimize our footprint. All creatures are important so we do not endorse or use products that test on animals.
As a member of the beauty industry, I want everyone to know that it is not normal to breathe in dangerous chemicals simply because they have a label that qualifies them as safe. It is not necessary to depend on products that weaken our immune systems and cause systemic health issues with prolonged use. It is not okay to sell people on the idea that you need to be a manufactured beauty. It is exhilarating and sexy to feel beautiful for who you are in your soul and to project an image that makes you feel your very best. I meet people in my chair every day who lament that they do not fit the “norms of beauty”, but I see them: They are magnificent people with compassionate hearts and passionate souls, truly stunning, gorgeous people.
Welcome to Enlightened Styles.
Enlightened Styles is now certified as a Green Business.
Our Mission and Commitment
At Enlightened Styles, our mission is to provide top-notch holistic and sustainable hair care services that prioritize transparency, sustainability, low toxins, inclusion for all, fair trade, and supporting small businesses doing amazing things in the world. We are committed to creating a positive and sustainable future for everyone involved, from our staff and clients to the environment. We believe that clean and sustainable beauty is not only good for the planet, but also for the people who use our products and services. By prioritizing ethical and sustainable practices in all aspects of our business, we aim to reduce our negative impact on the environment and treat our clients, staff, and planet with the respect and care they deserve.
Our Green Accomplishments
At Enlightened Styles Holistic & Sustainable Hair Salon, we are dedicated to creating a positive and sustainable future for everyone involved, including our employees, clients, and the environment. Our goal is to provide an inclusive and respectful work environment that prioritizes the safety and well-being of our staff, while also offering high-quality services that are respectful of our clients and the planet.
We prioritize ethical and sustainable practices in all aspects of our business, including the production, distribution, and sale of our products and services. We strive to reduce our environmental impact by using sustainable materials, reducing energy and water usage, and encouraging our clients to make eco-friendly choices.
We believe that sustainable beauty is not only good for the planet, but also for people. We are committed to treating our clients, employees, and the planet with respect and care.
As the owner of this salon, I am proud of the steps we have taken to create a healthier and more sustainable space for our clients and staff. We have switched to natural and organic products that are free from harsh chemicals and toxins, and we use recyclable and reusable materials whenever possible. We also recycle our hair and left over color through a program that diverts waste from landfills, incinerators, and the environment. Additionally, we have implemented energy-saving measures such as LED lighting and energy-efficient shampoo areas, which have helped us to reduce our energy consumption and save money.
Overall, I am proud of the work we have done to create a healthier and more sustainable salon. We have been able to make a positive impact on the lives of our clients, employees, and community, and I am excited to see what the future holds for us.
Holistic Hair Specialist
Greer has been in the salon industry for fifteen years and says that what she most enjoys about hair and skincare is the ability to be artistic and creative. “So many jobs are limiting, but I can be creative at Enlightened Styles and that makes me happy”, says Greer. After working in other salons, one of the things that stands out most to her is the use of green chemistry and the all organic product lines in this salon. Other places use a lot of harsh chemical products and processes, and after being away from them for so long, it’s the one thing Greer notices immediately when she visits other salons. That is why she is so proud of and committed to the direction that Enlightened Styles is going. She believes it is important to have a Salon that is fulfilling a space in the industry that is plant and holistic wellness based. The addition of Reiki and crystal treatments gives Enlightened Styles the capability to serve clients in a way that honors them inside AND out.
You can often find Greer at the Salon, but she thinks being with her friends and family is the most important and joyful part of life. They sometimes join her in one of her favorite past times, such as painting or decorating old furniture. At some point though, she accepts that it is time to rest and recharge so she enjoys her hammock and a cuddle with the dog and cat.
Holistic Hair Specialist
And, we think she’s a great fit!
“I love making people feel good about themselves and I try to enhance what they have so they can style their hair naturally and effortlessly” said Heidi. “That goes with the Tree Hugger in me. Tossing foils and using harsh chemicals really bugs me.”
We could not agree more. And if this wasn’t reason enough to be excited about adding her experience and expertise to our team, her attitude sealed the deal. Heidi explained that she believes the Salon Industry on whole is starting to work at an elevated level, with more training and respect for the degree of professionalism a true stylist brings to work each day. Enlightened Styles is a good fit for her because all of us aspire to a higher calling and want to work in an environment that is nurturing, supportive, and creates more opportunities for one another. As Heidi says, “I don’t go to work to be a Stylist. I AM a stylist and Enlightened Styles is a place where my personal and professional lives align.”
Come on in and get to know our new Stylist! She loves to cut hair and create the bones and structure that give you confidence in your look, no matter how you style it. You might even get her to talk about her other interests outside the salon while you spend time in her chair-crochet, houseplants for air filtration, teen daughters, a husband of 26 years, and how much she loves making people feel really good about themselves.