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.
If you have met Stephanie, you already know that she radiates joy and kindness. Her voice is filled with enthusiasm, and her positivity spills into everything she does and into everyone near her. That is why she is the perfect Bridal Coordinator for our team. As Stephanie tells it, she has always loved doing hair and was always curling and styling her sisters, friends and anyone who got in the way. She and a friend made a little money at homecoming and prom getting their friends ready for their big nights while making themselves the last to get their makeup and hair-if at all.
Professionally, she has over 14 years in the industry. Four years ago, she joined the Enlightened Styles team where she found a space that would allow her to grow and reinvent the way she runs her part of the business. She and Jacquelyn had worked together briefly very early in their careers, and only through a chance meeting at a party did they reconnect and see this opportunity to work together. Stephanie recalls, “We’re stylists so we change up our look quite a bit, and we didn’t recognize each other at a party. But I sat down next to her and I’m glad I did!” What Stephanie recalled, “specifically” is that Jacquelyn had her own, all-natural makeup line and a bridal business. At the time, Stephanie was working in a small salon and had just had her third child. She was feeling grateful but not fulfilled, and the chance meeting at a party opened a new door.
This is not a typical salon, and she found greater flexibility and support at Enlightened Styles that created opportunities for her to explore different ways to structure her time. That made her feel nurtured and confident enough to re-imagine her career and focus on Brides and Occasions. “Jacquelyn coached me into my niche and supported my belief that this is what I as meant to do. Brides should feel amazing and enjoy those moments with loved ones on their wedding day. I feel more confident and have a better understanding of what my unique skill set is and how to BE in it!” Stephanie is truly a master at taking the stress off the bridal party and giving them a real glow from within, polished bit natural look for the day. And we all love the joy she brings to the people she meets.
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.