Go green with your hair at these eco-friendly Toronto salons

Your hair is a living pathway to your personal eco-system so treat it accordingly. As these Toronto salons demonstrate, a natural and/or organic approach to hair is just part of everyday business. They feel good doing it and you’ll feel better for having it done.

Figaro Hair Beauty Salon

547 Wilson Heights Blvd, North York, ON M3H 2V7

Does the thought of parabens, ammonia, sodium laurel sulfate and formaldehyde touching your head send shivers down your spine? You'll find peace in the hands of the talented, eco-conscious stylists at Figaro. This North York salon uses preservative-free hair colouring that’s safe for pregnant women and sensitive scalps. It’s a totally green and natural way to go about treating your hair – a philosophy they believe in.

The Little House of Great Lengths

1575 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1A6

Other than having to make an appointment (no walk-ins allowed), there’s nothing not to love about this place. Hair extensions are their specialty – hence the name – but they operate as a full-service hair salon offering everything from a blow out to highlighting. Stylists use real hair from India for their extensions and apply it delicately using a patented polymer bond.

One Salon

6-1020 Islington Ave, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 6A4

If you find yourself near Islington station, drop in for a hair treatment that’ll leave your scalp feeling nice and refreshed. Talented hair technicians use a patented Organic Colour System, which is completely free of ammonia and other harsh chemicals. A $2 environmental fee is added to every receipt – another small step toward helping make the planet healthier and more sustainable.

World Salon

132 Adelaide St E, Toronto, ON M5C 1K9

Conveniently located on Adelaide Street in the downtown core, this environmentally sustainable salon takes a wholly green and plant-based approach to hair. The salon owners have received an award from Greenest City in 2000, a Certificate of Achievement from the Ontario Power Authority in 2007 for decreased energy consumption, and a Green Circle Award for Environmental Stewardship in 2010. Everything is done as naturally and organically as possible, from solar thermal technology to earth-friendly hair products.

Vegan Vanity Style Studio

This home-based hair studio has an unwavering commitment to veganism, so much so that customers are asked to leave any food containing animal products outside. It’s almost impossible to operate a hair studio that’s 100 per cent vegan, but this one impresses with its emphasis on ethics and honesty. Everyone is welcome here – children, adults and seniors – with an assortment of services for each. You’ll also find an earth-friendly lineup of styling products.

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