about Jade

A better way to a beautiful you . . . Jade Organic Salon uses only ammonia-free, non-irritating products for today's most fashion forward looks.

We stay current with styles while honoring YOUR style, YOUR lifestyle, YOUR needs. It's all about YOU.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Fran, a "senior" client came in the other day.  She's lovin' her natural salt and pepper hair color - only there's a lot of salt these days.  Fran asked what could be done.  She didn't want a whole head process of color.  She said she did that years ago as DIY, didn't like it and had a burning and itchy scalp.  She's really happy with the blending of her natural shades.  Fran also was concerned about exposure to chemicals in hair color products.

I suggested adding "low lights" where color is applied to random strands of hair and there is no contact by the solution with the scalp.   The foil leaves protect the scalp.  And I'd use my organic color product.  We tried it and Fran is now lovin' her low salt/more pepper look.  Even better - as time goes by the look will improve as color is applied to different strands and the already colored strands fade back to their original color.  The blending that Fran likes only gets better.  Another satisfied client.

Maybe "low lights" is the right coloring option to you, too.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Our hair color products are free of PPD and formaldehyde

In other postings I've stressed our concern for our clients' and our staff members' exposure to harmful and cancer-causing ingredients in hair coloring products.

Our products are free of PPD and formaldehyde (listed on the American Cancer Society's web site under Known and Probable Human Carcinogens).

The tv show, The Doctors, recently did a segment on allergic reactions to hair dye and PPD is mentioned.  Here's the link:  


We'll continue to share similar information with you in this blog so you can make you best decisions for your health and well being.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Nourish and Restore Hair

I love the Tocco Magico hair color line and their eco-certified products - ammonia-free, composed of vegetal extracts and antioxidant properties.

Ever since we discovered the cancer-causing ingredients in hair color lines and beauty products, it has been important to us that our clients' hair care and beauty needs include only products that nourish and restore hair.  No toxic goop on your head here.

Organic Color System is also a favorite in our salon.  I recently attended a  color class in Boston, one of my favorite cities, and received my certification as Master Colorist. The latest fashion trends and hot hair color secrets keep us inspired at Jade, and, of course, being a natural salon helps keep you at your best - mind, body and spirit.

Friday, November 8, 2013

We're on our way!

Yes, Jade Organic Salon is open!!  Yea!!!!  I want to thank everyone who was part of getting us to this point – friends, relatives and tradespeople.  You know who you are.  I especially want to thank my husband Ric who stepped in to do the renovation work.  And, a special thank you to our son Ricky and Ric’s brother Gil who spent many, many hours at work with Ric evenings and weekends. 

There was a lot to do.  Walls to take down, walls to put up, replacing the flooring, patching, spackling, painting, electrical work, plumbing, installing cabinets and shelving. 

Finally the day came when we were ready for our inspection by the Ambler Code Enforcer.  We passed!!!! And the most amazing thing was that as he walked out the door after telling us we could now be open for business, the phone rang.  It was someone wanting to make an appointment for a cut – a new client. 

We are on our way!!!!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Beauty has a new home in Ambler!

Great news!  Jade Organic Salon is now open!  I'm so excited to show everyone my expanded line of organic hair color products - no harmful fumes, no respiratory irritants, no burning scalp.

You can find us at the top of Butler Avenue next to the Dunkin Donuts in Ambler.  Hope to see you soon!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Hair Myth #6

Hair Will Always Remain The Same Texture - False. 
Although you may be born with straight, curly or wavy locks, there are many circumstances under which your hair’s ultimate texture can be permanently altered.  Pregnancy, medication, chemotherapy, age and other variables can cause your texture to be temporarily or permanently altered.

Come to Jade Organic Salon for a hair analysis to determine the optimal care for your hair.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Hair Myth #5

Cutting Hair Makes It Grow Faster and/or Thicker -

False. Shorter hair often looks and feels thicker but cutting your hair won’t alter its normal biologically determined growth rate or overall texture. 

Thin, limp or fine hair will not ever grow thicker in response to a haircut. Plump up your hair by using volume enhancing hair care products, experimenting with a hair fattening blunt cut or getting a texturizing perm or color treatment.   At Jade Organic Salon we can help you find the right answer for you.