Meet Nicholas!

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I am so elated that my career, and journey through life has guided me to Nashville, and to Pure Organic Salon + Spa!  13 years ago, I began my career in Chicago, IL. As soon as I graduated Cosmetology school, I went on to apprentice for an additional year to become a junior stylist, (and then stylist) at a top rated Goldcoast Chicago salon + spa.  During that time, as well as in my formative years as a junior stylist, I was able to expand my knowledge of hair cutting, coloring, balayage, and styling through an in-house intensive [Vidal Sassoon method] precision hair cutting program, L’Oreal Professional color program, Kerastase & Shu Uemura hair styling programs, as well as numerous nationally and internationally renowned independent stylist and colorist education programs that chose to make that salon space their “education house”. 

After a handful of years working behind the chair in Chicago, I decided to give the intense seasons a break, and expand my life and career to Southern California. I spent 7 years exploring various avenues of the beauty and entertainment industry between Los Angeles and San Diego. I had the opportunity to train and work behind the chair at a salon in Beverly Hills, get my stylistic input as well as my work published in a few national print publications,  worked on-set for television shows like Access Hollywood, Extra!, ABC Fab Life, & Bravo Real Housewives, and spent several seasons working on the Primetime Emmy’s red carpet, along with countless television and movie premier red carpets. I mention all of these accolades to provide you with my background in the industry, but truthfully, as it pertains to my career, nothing gives me more joy and fulfillment than simply seeing the look of a happy, grateful client in my salon chair, ready to take on the world with their updated and uplifted new look! 

In 2017 my spirit was moved and my intuition was compelling me to make a change, a big one. I’ve always had a low-key love for Nashville (and music), so, I decided it was time to shake things up, and give Music City a try!  Truth-be-told, I was not intending to work in a salon again upon moving to Nashville. I’d simply had enough of all the toxicity (chemicals and attitudes) that can sometimes take over the energy of a salon space. Enter, Pure Organic Salon + Spa.  The moment I stepped in the door upon my first meeting, I knew this was the energy for me, as well as the energy that I could cultivate a new clientele within. The team, the owners, the environment, the products all 100% organic and toxicity free! A welcomed change indeed. The world around us can be toxic enough, It gives me great pride to know that I get to live and promote a healthier existence and healthier beauty. I’ve always been told that you are who you hang around, so I’m looking forward to building lasting relationships with the like-minded professionals and clients that choose to also call Pure Organic Salon + Spa their wellness home. 

 

“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try”.


NEW GUESTS

  • Receive 50% off a first haircut paired with any coloring service
  • A complimentary deep conditioning treatment or a scalp exfoliating treatment paired with a first haircut

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Meet Philana!

Philana Goodrich

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As a kid, I was obsessed with eyebrows. Or rather, other people's eyebrows because mine were blonde and invisible to the naked eye (this often sent me rifling for eyeliner in my mother’s purse *sigh* I had to burn those school photos. )Nevertheless, my eyebrow obsession taught me something paramount to becoming a great hairstylist. Simply, that our features can be completely transformed depending on how we choose to frame them. Hair is a wonderful medium. By playing with it’s shape and color, we can choose to showcase our eyes, our cheekbones, even our freckles..  we can change not only how the world perceives us but how we perceive ourselves. Pretty fun!

I am a Master Stylist with 14 years behind the chair. I hail from the Pacific Northwest and helped launch the first Organic Salon in Seattle over a decade ago. I subscribe to the belief that living a beautiful life also means leaving a small footprint on the environment. This is Pure’s mission and that’s why I’m totally honored to be part of the Pure team. 

When I’m not styling hair in either Tennessee or Washington, I’m in the studio producing music. 

  • ‘Seattle’s Best Hairstylist’ Award, Seattle Magazine

“..as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”  -Marianne Williamson


First-time guests

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Master Stylist; Philana would love to offer you one of the two welcoming specials as she begins to take guests on Monday's and Thursday's 10AM-8PM.

  • 50% off a haircut when paired with any coloring service
  • $15 off your haircut 

Stained made good

Have you been to Pure for a visit?  If so, you most likely have heard about us being a green circle salon. If you haven't, we welcome you and I will explain what being a Green Circle Salon is.

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Green Circle Salons is the beauty industry's pathway to sustainability. At their core they are innovators, pioneering truly sustainable solutions for repurposing, recycling, and capturing 95% of salon and spa waste since 2009.

Being a green circle salon has allowed us to divert 814.5 pounds of waste from landfills and waterways in 2017. That's amazing, right? 

GCS sends us HUGE shipping boxes along with a set of receptacles. In the receptacles, we will store hair clippings, paper/cardboard, plastics, metals like foiling packets and excess hair color. The hair clippings are used to make things like hair booms for oil spills, pet beds for the humane society and pillows for refugee camps. The excess hair color is converted into natural energy or water.  Once filled, the bags are entered into the large shipping boxes, packaged and sent off to GCS. Its that easy! We love that all items are recorded. We ask regularly about what are diversion numbers are. We like to share this information with our team and guests.

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We try to up cycle and repurpose as much as we can. Colorists tend to stain their clothing while coloring a guests hair. It just happens. So stylists, why not embrace it? Mallory Granrath HAS and has done it well. She up cycles her color stained clothing while using excess hair color to design her stained made good clothing! Seriously, she could sell these. Am I right?! If you are interested in trying this out, just ask us for some left-over hair color. We have lots! 

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I have also been experimenting with using our excess hair color in my paintings. Like I said, I am experimenting with this. It does work but I am finding that our oil based hair colour does not dry in the best way. Overtime, it seems to bleed on to the canvas. I will share when I feel it is worth sharing haha. 

Repurposing or recycling OWay glass bottles is one more suggestion we would have being organic salon creatives. We offer 10% off any future product purchases for those who bring used glass bottles back to us. We also recommend using Gunner's Glass Recycling for scheduled pick-ups in the Nashville area. 

-Sarah Ridings

 

Be your own kind of Beautiful

 "People will stare. Make it worth their while." -Harry Winston

As hair and skin professionals, we enjoy giving you walkable, wearable, living hair expression along with healthy, vibrant skin and eye grabbing lashes. You are beautiful in your own unique way. Your look is like no other and you inspire us!  It is our pleasure giving our professional opinion and yet we love hearing what ideas you might have for us. We REALLY enjoy working together and we are a team. Yes, what you do at-home is just as important as what we do with your hair, skin and lashes when you visit us.

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Here are some product suggestions, tips and tricks on what we are really into right now.

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Several of our stylists including Ray Taaffe and myself are in love with Glam Shine Cloud by O Way.

We recommend using a spray or two in the palm of your hair to disperse throughout the hair. If you are looking for NYE shine, spray LIGHTLY at full arms length above the head. 

 Here are some great ways to use it:

  • Use on your hair as a finishing polish to any style
  • Great for smoothing fly-aways for any looks done in-salon or on your own
  • Breaks up waves, just beautifully
  • It makes any hair color POP with shine

Style Pro tip: Ray suggests keeping your iron slightly hotter, leaving the hair on the iron for a shorter time span... be it 300 or 400 degrees... both are really damn hot. Shock your hair for less time rather than holding the hair on for 10 seconds in order to achieve the curl you want.

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Head coordinator, Devon LOVES making any style last as long as possible after receiving a hair service, at Pure. She suggests using our gem of a product, Bari Natural's Dry Shampoo! Simply shake it in where you need it, leaving your style looking nice and fresh.

 

 

Party Hair Tips

Another one of our favs for a medium hold finishing spray would be Yarok Feed Your Hold. This is a great party hair product. It will sustain a natural looking style that will not flake or weight your hair down. 

  • WET HAIR Use as a styling lotion before blow drying or a roller set
  • DRY HAIR Spray full arms length above your head to seal the hold
  • STYLE NOTE Spray on hair while curling iron is heating each section for a faster hold
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Skin expert, Caitlin Hart suggests instead of potentially damaging your skin by too frequently using exfoliants like scrubs, retinol and vitamin C serums, peels and more, try the 40/60 rule. Try 40% exfoliating products and 60% rebuilding products. Instead of layering product on top of dead skin let Caitlin help you pick the perfect routine!

Skin Therapist, Emily Jones is really into iLike' Sour Cherry Toner and ANY exfoliant she can get her hands on right now. She is in love with fresh natural looking foundations, too.

Pure Stylist, Stacy Freeman is into beachy, loose waves, rooted, balayaged & babylighted blondes, whispy/textured layers, cornrows, braids and pastels.

Stacy's tip for her guests is that she thinks the most important part of her hair service is the consultation; mini interview, if you will. This is where she will determine your mood, style, and goals for your service on any given day. She loves when you ask her questions. She is very passionate and has so much information to share. Be prepared to learn. So, please feel free to take notes!