The intention of Nurture Green Salon & Spa, in Saratoga Springs, is to help clients feel great about themselves through beauty and massage while remaining kind to the environment. It was established three years ago by owner Lisa Liptak, who says, “I wanted to create an atmosphere in the industry unlike others. I’ve always been mindful of the food I eat, products I used and recycling. When I realized my career was the opposite of that, I had to change it.” All the products used at the facility are nontoxic and free of sulfates and parabens.
Unlike many salons, Nurture specializes in color that doesn’t contain ammonia, PPD and resorcinol. Liptak notes, “Many people think that natural color does not have the same performance as mainstream hair color, and that is not the case with our color line. Our clean color technology delivers lustrous blondes, bright fashion shades, lasting vibrant colors and pure, natural fragrances, while completely covering gray.” They also employ natural and organic products for cutting, styling, makeup and every other service offered. In fact, all products are carefully selected by their highly educated staff members to assure the safety of clients’ health.
Nurture stands out from other salons because it’s green in every area. The facility is environmentally friendly, using sustainable flooring and no-volatile organic compound (VOC) paint. They even have a clay wall that removes toxins from the air. Nurture is GreenCircle certified, which means 95 percent of their waste is recycled, including hair, foils, color tubes and unused color mixtures, along with typical papers and plastics.
“Being active in the care of the planet is really exciting and important to us,” states Liptak. “Salons create over 420,000 pounds of waste every day. At Nurture, we want to keep that number lower.”
The majority of their clients live a green lifestyle, and are excited that there is an option for their beauty needs. Nurture welcomes anyone that wants to be pampered and feel good. The salon offers a variety of services, including massage and facials, and holds monthly promotions. The experienced and talented staff members at Nurture are all highly qualified and certified in their professions.
Nurture Green Salon & Spa is located at 182 S. Broadway, in Saratoga Springs. To book an appointment, call 518-587-0584. For more information, visit NurtureGreenSalonandSpa.com.
Rachel McDaniel is a regular contributor to Natural Awakenings magazine.