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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”.
- 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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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
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
"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.
Here are some product suggestions, tips and tricks on what we are really into right now.
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.
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.
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
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!
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!
I would like to introduce my lovely friend and guest; Laura Reynolds. Laura has been a customer of Pure for 3 years now. A couple weeks ago she had been in for a reconstructing treatment and a haircut with yours truly, Pure owner and master stylist, Sarah Ridings. As I began to prep her for her treatment, I had asked how her at-home routine was going...
"Sarah, I finally feel like I have my at-home products down for my curly hair!"
This was great news.
I asked if she would be willing to take me through her regime and if I had permission to pass it along to our followers and guests. Most people with curly hair struggle with finding that right cocktail of products.
Below, Laura explains what works best for her. How is your at-home product routine treating you?
Ok, like a lot of people with curly hair I deal with moisture and product buildup issues.
It's taken a long time, about 33 years but with Sarah's help and the products at Pure I've finally figured out a routine that works for me. I try not to wash my hair often but because I workout I usually end up washing it twice a week using O Way Curly Hair Bath. Then I follow up with O Way Curly Hair Mask. The mask I use as a conditioner and try to leave it in for the majority of my shower. If I'm not doing much the next day I'll leave it in overnight. I always end my shower with a cold rinse which helps with frizz...but its not for everyone brrr!
I use Yarok Feed Your Ends as a leave-in conditioner and found the combination of Yarok Feed Your Curls defining creme and a small amount of Yarok Feed Your Do hair whip gives definition and frizz control without any crunch or product buildup.
My preference is to let my hair air dry whenever possible to avoid the drying out effects of diffusing.
Once a week I've been leaving in Castor Oil with Doterra Essential Oils lavender and melaleuca (tea tree) for a day or two. Just massage on your scalp and throughout your hair then either twist it up in a bun or put it in a braid.
Surprisingly, I get compliments on my hair those days dispite it being smothered in oil. It may sound like a lot but I'm a no frills or fuss kind of gal so this takes minimal time and effort.
Do you find yourself stumped and out of gift ideas for that special someone this year? As you wrap up your holiday shopping, we have some great grabs for you and your loved ones. I must remind you that these sets are great for any occasion and time of year.
As your trusted hair and skin professionals, we take pride in recommending the best at-home care for you, your friends and families. We are making this as simple as it can be. You have the freedom to customize your gift sets.
Below, you will find the exact groupings of sets for you to try and also gift for a variety of persons.
Holiday Gift Sets
Makeup- Tinted moisturizer or foundation, blush, lipstick or gloss Pick your shade...
Styling Quartet $95
What every girl would love, right?
Leave-in, volumizer, dry shampoo, finishing spray Bari Naturals...yes, please!
Curls Styling Pack $85
Defining, easy to manage
Defining cream, shine, styler Yarok's feed your curls, shine, do
Repair Pack $85
How is grandma's hair looking? This is a great gift for her. OWAY's Repair Kit
Shampoo, conditioner, eco-friendly brush, repair mask
love, growth and strength $170
Does it kill you as much as me to see a loved one dealing with concerns of thinning or hair-loss? Try our Follicle Strengthening System. It is natural and scientifically formulated for a daily scalp and hair care regime, designed to improve the strength and condition of the scalp and hair, providing an optimum follicular environment for hair growth. Clinical results show efficacy for both men and women. Read more...
Does this help? Leave us a comment. Happiest Holidays to you.
You did it. You finally made the switch to natural deodorant and it's... well, not going so well. There is nothing quite and frustrating and disheartening as making a great choice for you and your body and having go poorly.
Now, before you go running back to traditional deodorant, there's something you should know: years and year of traditional deodorant and anti-perspirant use can change your body's pH to not be receptive to non-toxic deodorants. With a simple, two-ingredient, DIY and about 20-minutes you can start reversing years or toxic buildup.
2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar - available at your local drug or grocery store
2 Tablespoons Bentonite Clay - available on amazon
Mix ingredients together in glass bowl with non-metallic utensil or fingers. (If in contact with metal, healing clays like bentonite lose their effectiveness.)
Apply liberally to armpits (this recipe should be one use - two pits) with fingers or brush and leave on for 5-20 minutes.
This armpit mask can be used as needed during the transition period, as well as, to detox as noticed!
Looking for the perfect gift for yourself or a friend? Look no further. Our theme is organic luxury because everyone deserves to take some me time during the holiday season!
Glossy Nectar - rebuilding oil/heat protectant - perfect for all hair types - nourishes, rebuilds, and adds shine for soft, silky, manageable hair - accelerates drying time - available at Pure
Slip Silk Pillowcase - anti-aging, anti-breakage pillowcase - high grade, 100% silk, non-toxic dye - via slip
Shhhowercap - luxurious, humidity-resistant, turban-style, shower cap perfect for showering on second day hair, or even sleeping in to protect hair from damage - via shhhowercap
Nurturing Drops - split end sealing serum/heat protectant - perfect for thick hair types - nourishes and seals dry, damaged ends for a healthy, shiny appearance - available at Pure
Bio-Rich Water - sealing anti-pollution lotion - can be used on hair, clothing, skin, and as a household spray to seal and fight pollution with lemon balm hydrolate, organic black quinoa, aamlaand ethically-produced marula - available at Pure
Shower Filter - 10-stage shower water filter - works with any shower head to removing chlorine, heavy metals, and sulfur odor from water - via amazon
Silk Scrunchie - 100% mulberry silk scrunchie to protect hair from breakage during sleep or while pulled back - via amazon
Invisibobble - telephone-cord-shape hair tie - uses uneven pressure to hold hair strongly without feeling too tight, or leaving a kink - minimizes headaches and prevents spilt ends - available at Pure
Calm Bath Salts - detoxifying Himalayan pink salt soak - calms body and mind with ylang ylang and vanilla essential oil - via herbivore
Sweet Sprit Leave-In Conditioner - lightweight detangling spray and leave-in conditioner - with natural oils, herbs, flower essences that condition, and honey for body and manageability hair is revived and ready to style or restyle - available at Pure
November brings us to a full year of being in a sustainable salon! That's 600-pounds of waste that we alone have been able to divert from landfills - and we think that is worth celebrating. We partnered with Urban Green Labs - a Nashville non-profit that's mission is to teach communities how to live sustainable, healthy lives - to have a mini celebration and open discussion about what it means to be an organic, sustainable business, as well as, to do a little eco-friendly diy!
Creating a sustainable experience has been an important change we are proud to have made; Green Circle Salons has been an amazing partner in the journey. Innovative and creative, these pioneers have been creating truly sustainable solutions for repurposing, recycling, and capturing 95% of salon and spa waste since 2009. With 1,500+ member salons, there is a sustainable salon in nearly every state and province in North America. (Find one near you here! + Check out more about GCS from another post!)
Reducing, reusing, and recycling are steps we stand for. We make a point to use sustainable methods of business whenever possible: emailing receipts; using washable towels, capes, gloves, and color bowls; using body heat instead of electric drier heat to set color; the list goes on and on. We love our lines for their cruelty-free, clean ingredients and environmentally friendly practices. (Hello O'right being created in a low-carbon, eco-friendly plant; the FIRST, in Asia! Also can we mention Oway, an organic, biodynamic, line from Italy that comes in containers made of metal and, the infinitely recyclable, glass! Looking more local? We suggest Innersense. With a mission to formulate products with sustainably-sourced, ethically-harvested ingredients, they use conscious chemistry to cold-press and distill their biodynamic, organic ingredients to maintain an unparalleled level of purity.)
While making the choice to use green products is awesome, we also support upcycling. Next time you make a choice as a consumer, think about how you can use the product waste after it is "used." An AMAZING example is one of our favorite things Green Circle Salons upcycles, your haircut clippings transformed into booms that sop up environmental oil spills or into pet bedding for animal shelters! Looking for something you can do yourself? How about taking a empty Oway shampoo and making yourself a moisturizing, essential oil, hand soap?
This simple recipe can be made with bulk ingredients you may already have laying around the house and comes together in a couple minutes. We suggest making a double batch and storing the extra under the sink! Recipe below: