When it comes to natural hair colour, the commitment to holistic living gets a little more testing. Years of peroxide, ammonia and other harsh chemicals have left many a blonde like myself with pretty high expectations on the highlights front. And while a handful of salons might profess to offer “natural” plant-based colour, the truth is pretty stretchy and ammonia and parabens often creep in.
And so, armed with my principles and growing roots, I was happily scooped up by the amazing and talented Olivia at Glasshouse salon in East London. Here she and her team use Organic Colour Systems: British made, ammonia and paraben-free and as natural as possible without compromising on colour. Artificial ingredients are kept to a minimum and the whole range is designed to have minimal impact on our bodies and our planet.
Hailing from New Zealand, Olivia is a beautiful model for the ethics she promotes and super skilled at getting the colour just right for you. She also offers most shades of the rainbow, from purple to pink and blue, and every care is taken to ensure your tresses get exactly the right treatment for them. Using the system’s signature strand test, she and her equally lovely (and pretty) team can assess the protein levels of your hair and apply a nourishing mask accordingly. I have never had such strong hair nor has it smelled so magically of apricots and goodness.
I am in constant awe of chicks like these who are pioneering a new way of looking good without compromising on awesome results. It is the only way the natural beauty movement can really take root and you only have to visit the salon and experience its calm and bright atmosphere to know that this is something more than just a quick cut and colour… check it out for yourself at www.glasshousesalon.co.uk. You can find out more about Organic Colour Systems here.
Go forth and shine.