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Hale Organic Salon in Tribeca may look like your run-of-the-mill upscale salon, but it definitely doesn't smell like one. Upon entering, you'll soon notice a lack of hairspray and nail polish fumes, because Hale is a part of the natural hair-salon movement that steers clear of any products that could make it difficult to breathe.
Well+Good NYC reports that the recently-opened salon was founded by Joe Murray, formerly of John Masters Organics Salon in Soho. Murray explains that the salon actually has a sealed-off, ventilated Fume Room for occasions when hairspray and other products are necessary. One example: "Brides," he says.
As far as coloring goes, finding a super clean brand is difficult (as most still use the chemical PPD), but Murray has found a few he likes, such as Schwarzkopf's Essensity, that are void of ammonia, artificial fragrance, and parabens. But just because he's found some doesn't mean he's not still looking. Murray explains, "Because we're not tied to a product line, I can go as clean as I want. Right now I'm talking to a woman who's making products in her kitchen, and I'd consider stocking those if they're also effective."
· Former John Masters stylist opens clean-air hair salon [Well+Good NYC]
· Hale Organic Salon [Facebook]
· Hale Organic Salon [Official Site]