Celebrate Earth Day with Eco-Friendly Salons and Spas in LA

April is Earth Month, but there's never a wrong time to be eco-conscious. Many salons and spas have ditched the hard chemicals and adopted a green business model, which has attracted eco-friendly customers and helped the wellness of the beauty professionals working there.

For Roya Adjory of Nori's Eco Salon in Los Angeles, caring about the planet and keeping a close watch on her products' ingredient lists is nothing new.

"Out of more than 1,200 ingredients used routinely in personal-care products, only a handful have been tested for safety, " Adjory said in an email. "As a result we have store shelves filled with products not only for the stylist but also the public that have serious health effects. So my quest in turning my already-existing salon to a green establishment was a personal journey trying to help various health conditions from which my family suffered."

She continued, "In my search, I uncovered truths that were never told. I also found out so some women are allergic to chemicals, so they could have issues when going to a hair salon or getting their hair colored. So we only deal with companies that have shown the same commitment not only to the stylists but also to the environment." 

Carol Zubrin, who owns Purity Organic Spa, also talked about her deep commitment to the environment.

"I have always been an environmentalist," she said in an email. "Growing up in Lake Tahoe had a lot to do with my appreciation for nature and our planet, to keep it beautiful. When I started Purity Organic Spa over 15 years ago, I made a commitment to myself and to my clients that I would only work with products that shared my beliefs. No animal testing, pure, natural and organic ingredients  that were never harmful to my clients. I also hand pour one of my most popular cleansers and encourage my clients to bring it back to be refilled. It encourages minimal waste and recycling."

She added that even though being organic hasn't always been trendy, she's been committed to natural products from the beginning.

"I think many people are finally realizing that what you eat and what you put on your skin is vitally important. You can't ignore the fact that pesticides and chemicals tax your immune system. People are drawn to my spa because we are like minded. I was one of the only places in Los Angeles that you could get an organic facial many years ago when every other spa was joining the med spa craze. It wasn't cool and hip then like it is now to be organic but I didn't care. I knew there were other people out there like me who truly believed that being organic and natural mattered."

Click through the slideshow below to see into Nori's Eco Salon, Purity Organic Spa, and other eco-friendly establishments in Los Angeles.

  • Nori's Eco Salon

    15826 Ventura Blvd #224
    Encino, CA 91436

  • Nori's Eco Salon

    15826 Ventura Blvd #224
    Encino, CA 91436

  • Purity Organic Spa

    3487 Cahuenga Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90068

  • Purity Organic Spa

    3487 Cahuenga Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90068

  • Kat Rudu Skin Care Studio

    KÁT RUDU is a vegan, cruelty-free, pure biotic skin care collection created in Venice, California.

  • ARCONA Studio

    Arcona’s mission is to provide an environmentally-friendly experience for customers. They use only all-natural, cold-processed and paraben-free products, made locally in small batches. The studio utilizes clay-based paints, air and water purification systems and non-toxic cleaning products. The studio is at 425 Broadway in Santa Monica, CA.

  • Côte

    The beach-chic flagship shop, located in Brentwood at 11714 San Vicente Boulevard in Los Angeles, features côte’s exclusive brand of products, exceptional beauty services and an adjoining boutique offering a curated selection from unique local and international designers.

  • Primrose Organic Salon

    Felicia Howe has own line of all-vegan hair care products with aromatherapy instilled in them. She opened Primrose Organic's eight years ago and was the first all organic eco-friendly salon in Los Angeles. It is at 4616 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, and is the only certified-green business hair salon in the city of Los Angeles.

  • Alchemie Spa

    Alchemie is on Main Street in Santa Monica and chooses recycled, renewable, and sustainable resources in the design of its eco-friendly modern space. It uses the highest quality vegan and natural products whenever possible.

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[Images courtesy of Nori's Eco Salon, Purity Organic Spa, Kat Rudu Salon, Côte, and Felicia Howe]

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