Ingenious Salon wins Pacific Flair’s “San Francisco’s Best Environmentally Friendly Salon”
Source: Sharon Beard at Pacific Flair
Are you looking for color without the harsh chemicals? Then look no further than Ingenious Organic Concept Salon. Their stylists use earth-friendly color for fabulous results without the use of toxic chemicals. This is just one way Ingenious Salon puts their customers first. The salon opened in December, 2011. Located at 389 Arguello Blvd. in San Francisco. Tatyana Kosogina is the owner of Ingenious Salon. Ms. Kosogina is an expert in green hair care, precision hair cutting and bridal hair styling.
Number of stylist on staff?
“There are three master stylists ranging from 8-30 years of experience and a junior stylist/ apprentice.”
Describe the experience you offer your customers?
“Ingenious Salon offers clients a gentle, earth-friendly, clean-air, holistic full-service salon experience. Organic Way (Oway) products contain 98.8% Fairtrade, biodynamic, and plant-based organic ingredients and is free of any artificial fragrance. Oway color offers clients ammonia and discomfort free service enhanced with purifying, restorative, and nourishing qualities. We are proud and excited about the holistic-wellness and green organic experience we bring to our clients, their hair, our staff and the environment.”
Services you offer?
“We are a full service environmentally conscious salon. Aside from precision hair cutting, color, and Balayage services we offer uniquely specialized scalp analysis and treatments based on the infusion of micronized biodynamic plants, rebuilding treatments with Infrared Iron, deep conditioning and smoothing keratin treatments and special occasion hair styling. Our online and in-store retail carries Oway, Hanz De Fuko, Smooth Rituals, and Routine products.”
Is there anything that makes your salon unique compared to other salons in the Bay Area?
“We are one of the few clean-air, fume free, environmentally conscious salons in the Bay Area. Our stylists offer a uniquely health-conscious, eco-friendly, high-quality holistic experience. We are proud to use the winner of 2015’s Beauty Launchpad’s, “Best professional ammonia-free hair color.” “The combination of green chemistry and an overall holistic approach provides exceptional health benefits for clients and stylists alike. The purity of botanical oils, pure essential oils, green, and Fairtrade ingredients makes this line far-less toxic than conventional salon products, while improving scalp and hair condition over time. This innovative and exciting line heals and replenishes the hair fibers with every treatment, while still offering clients the color and style they desire!”
Any beauty tips to share with us?
“Your hair is an extension of your body and your health. Hair is the most precious accessory we wear and never take off. We often forget how important it is to care equally for the inside and outside of our bodies. The products we use have a direct effect on the integrity of our hair and skin, as well as our overall health and well-being.”
Favorite products that you sell?
“Currently we are especially in love with Oway’s micro-stimulating Hair Bath (shampoo). This is an amazing product for anyone with thinning, brittle, or over-processed hair. Purifying and nourishing ingredients effect the overall health of your scalp, by stimulating and revitalizing hair fibers, hair is strengthened with every use. Within just a few weeks of using the Micro-Stimulating Hair Bath, clients see huge improvements in the strength, feel, and overall appearance and quality of their hair. Our smoothing line is a top seller for our clients. The smoothing line is an unbeatable addition for Bay Area residents constantly exposed to harsh and harmful environmental factors ranging from fog to smog. The beneficial blend of biodynamic caraway, organic rose, and ethically produced buriti, alongside sulfate and paraben free ingredients, creates a protective layer for the hair. The smoothing conditioner adds shine, manageability, nourishment, and helps control frizz.”