Many people experience some scalp discomfort while getting their hair dyed or permed. Frequently this is caused by harsh chemicals, most notably ammonia. Since most hair care products contain ammonia there are few options for customers that are sensitive or allergic to it.
“Most customers think that the burning and discomfort is just part of getting your hair done,” said Rachele Wilson, owner of Color Me Green Salon.
Rachele Wilson understands this dilemma first hand. She discovered after working several years as a beautician she was suffering from ammonia poisoning caused by the products she used every day. Doctors said she could no longer keep doing hair or she’d continue to suffer serious health issues. Rachele faced losing her career that she loved, but she doesn’t give up easy.
After researching some alternative products she decided to open a salon that catered to customers with similar health issues. By using mostly organic products, she found she could work with pregnant women, patients going through cancer treatment, and anyone else that is sensitive to harsh chemicals.
Color Me Green Salon opened in 2010 and stands out as one of the few ammonia free salons in the state of Idaho. Her clientele comes from all over the area, many of which were referred by nutritionists and other healthcare professionals, or those who got on her website to set their own appointments.
Color Me Green has grown so much in the past two years that they had to relocate to Avenue E last August. She then brought on Sarah McGuire, an esthetician, which includes being a make-up artist, a waxing specialist and skin care consultant. Sarah has over 15 years of experience as a make-up artist and enjoys teaching others how to take better care of their skin for longer lasting results.
Starting in May Rachele and Sarah, along with some other local specialists in the health care industry, will start holding classes every other Thursday night to promote healthier living. The classes are open to the public and free of charge.
Color Me Green is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. by appointment only. They are located at 291 Avenue E in Kuna and can be reached at 921-6967 or on their website www.colormegreensalon.webs.com. They offer a 10% discount to military families.