HAIR and beauty shouldn't have to cost you your health or harm the environment.
That's according to Nanette Barter, whose organic and environmentally friendly Forest Glen hair salon, Lush Organic Hair and Spa, held an open day on Saturday and announced its new Green Salon Academy, which will launch in August.
"We are the first and only certified green hair and day spa salon in Australia," Ms Barter said.
"We are environmentally friendly, cruelty free, and sustainable...taking the hair and beauty industry to a whole different and unique experience."
A qualified and experienced hairdresser, Ms Barter has suffered an autoimmune disease and breast cancer which she believes were a direct result of working with harsh chemicals in salons over many years.
"I am very passionate about helping and educating hairdressers, beauty therapists and the public," Ms Barter said.
She said her staff trained with environmentalists and chemists.
"We make it our passion to use the cleanest and safest options for our clients, staff and the environment," she said.
The Green Salon Academy aims to educate people working in the hair and beauty industry to understand the dangers of the chemicals used every day in modern salons and spas to human health and the environment, Ms Barter said.
"(The chemicals) are the reason why so many professionals within the industry suffer so many health issues...not to mention the damage that is caused to the environment by these harsh and dangerous chemicals," she said.
For more visit www.lushorganichairandspa.com.au.
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