Why Choose a Green Salon?
Green Salons are naturally healthy
By eliminating toxins in their skin & hair care products and in their environment, green salons provide a healthier experience.
Green Salons are more relaxing
By putting aside the stressors of modern life – including noise, pollution, toxins and waste – green salons are able to offer a more balanced and relaxing experience. In addition to using non-toxic products, we provide our guests with a tranquil setting, so everyone who has an appointment here can enjoy a stress-free, atmosphere.
Is there a difference between a Green Salon and an Organic Salon?
Yes, an organic salon should only use and carry organic products. Be careful though, as some products referred to as or that actually have the word organic in their name, may not be a true organic product.
A green salon is not limited to only organic products and as a result, can offer clients more treatment choices. A green salon should also be a green business with green business practices.
What makes us a Green Salon?
Tranquility is proud to have received our official Green Business Certification in 2011.
Our philosophy is that you shouldn’t have to sacrifice to be eco-conscious and beautiful. We continually ensure that our clients have a selection of products and services to choose from that are pure, organic, eco-friendly and non-toxic. We use and recommend many facial, body and hair care products free of parabens and sulfates.
Clients may choose from our premium German color line or our ammonia free hair color formulated with organic ingredients. We use a natural botanical skincare line with high concentrations of carefully selected botanical and plant extracts, which does not include parabens, preservatives, synthetic dyes, or sulfates. We also make some of our own custom body scrubs and blends. Our nail polishes are vegan and free of DBP, formaldehyde and toluene, known carcinogens and toxins that may be absorbed into the body and that are hazardous to our community landfills. We use and retail professional mineral make up. Rather than being oil or petroleum-based, true mineral makeup is made of earthen minerals, milled to a very fine powder. Since our mineral cosmetics are made with pigments from the earth, they’re much healthier than cosmetics containing petroleum dyes.
Other areas in which Tranquility has made “green” decisions:
Tranquility is also dedicated to doing our part to contribute to the health and conservation of our community and the environment. We feature products that give back to environmental causes and look to get involved in local and regional fundraisers and events.
None of the products used or sold at Tranquility are ever tested on animals.
Tranquility makes every effort to recycle all paper, cardboard, glass, plastic and aluminum products consumed in the salon. Many salons just throw away used foils. Hair foils are recyclable, even though they have been used.
Tranquility tries to always purchase salon supplies that are recyclable as well as made of recycled materials. From the paper and ink for our printer, to our paper products, and more!
Our build-out and much of our equipment is re purposed, which decreases the amount of waste and also the amount of energy and resources which would have been used to make brand new materials.
- Most of the furnishings are vintage from local consignment shops.
- Professional salon equipment was purchased primarily second hand.
- Low VOC paint was used to paint every surface within Tranquility.
- We serve our guests complementary beverages in real glasses or ceramic mugs, never paper or styrofoam cups.
- We serve our guests fair trade coffee and tea. Fair trade products come from companies and organizations that pay the farmers a fair wage for their work.
- Tranquility uses earth-friendly cleaning products and looks into ways to conserve daily energy use.
We make conscious daily choices that promote the idea that less is more when it comes to salon and spa services as well as to our planet. We are actively involved in local and national recycling programs and are committed to community service, environmental awareness, and the principles of social responsibility.