What goes into the health and beauty products you apply to your body matters almost as much as what you put into it, conclude more and more consumers of natural and organic products. Using an eco-friendly salon helps ensure energy and water efficiency as well as minimizing exposure to chemicals.

As the population of eco-conscious consumers grows, so does the number of Philly-area salons offering organic and natural products. These salons are embracing green practices, some of which include stocking products that are produced using eco-friendly methods and adopting recycling and energy efficiency practices. Efforts to adopt green practices include stocking products that are produced using eco-friendly methods, incorporating water-saving practices into daily operations, recycling, using natural or organic cleaning and laundry products and using energy-efficient equipment.

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Check out these Philly nail and hair salons that are committed to operating “green” by offering sustainable products and eco-friendly services.

Juju Salon and Organics
713 S. 4th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 238-6080
jujusalon.com

Juju Salon and Organics, a member of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia, uses all-natural and nontoxic products in treatments and services. Only after careful consideration — including consulting with chemists and the Environmental Working Group — is a product or service offered to clients. This Philadelphia salon and spa has fully embraced green living and sustainable practices, with leadership committed to its mission of embodying, promoting and facilitating a healthier planet, green living and sustainable practices.

Plume Salon
111 E. Girard Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(215) 327-3730
plumesalon.com

In Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties neighborhood, Plume Salon uses natural, organic and vegan products in its services. In reviews, customers describe Plume as budget friendly, warm and welcoming. Clients appreciate that the salon is dog-friendly, a plus for pet parents, and that they can relax in the shop’s “rustic” ambience that “doesn’t try too hard.” As a member of the Kensington Community Food Co-op, Plume is committed to supporting the local economy and healthy neighborhood living.

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Mi Cumbia Organica
328 S. 17th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 735-7980
tierramiaorganicnailspa.com

Mi Cumbia Organica in Philadelphia’s historic Rittenhouse Square neighborhood offers organic and natural nail and hair removal services ranging from mango foot massages and coconut manicures to soy hair removal and Brazilian waxes. Stocked with environmentally safe, water-based, nontoxic nail colors and fresh, organic treatment products, Mi Cumbia embraces the eco-friendly lifestyle with recycled, VOC-free and sustainable materials from top to bottom throughout the shop. “Organic by choice” rather than for marketing purposes, the salon’s leadership emphasizes that Mi Cumbia Organica strives to serve as a model for nail salons by embracing practices that support and protect women’s health without the use of toxic chemicals.

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Christy Ayala covers sports, recreation, the outdoors, and leisure activities in the Philadelphia area. She earned a masters degree in recreation administration from George Williams College and managed programs in the Midwest, Hawaii, and Pennsylvania. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.