Photos by Caitlin Abrams
Organic hair color might sound like an oxymoron—especially when it comes from a bottle, not a handful of berries—but Kassandra Kuehl has built a following of devotees since opening her doors as Kasia Organic Salon in 2006. In light of growing demand for her integrative approach, she recently reopened in downtown Wayzata as Beauty Ecology.
“Fifty percent of customers come to us because they have experienced side effects from traditional hair color—itching, rashes, headaches, and other allergic reactions—but the other half simply want to make healthier decisions about what they put in and on their bodies,” Kuehl says.
Beauty Ecology’s color, hand-blended with plant enzymes instead of hydrogen peroxide and 100 percent free of ammonia, gluten, and other damaging ingredients, is infused with a proprietary, naturally moisturizing VivaBond Youth Renewal Complex that leaves hair in better condition than before it was colored. I know what you’re thinking, and the answer is yes! It is long-lasting and provides complete gray coverage!
The salon spa’s bespoke approach also feeds its skin care offerings, from customized facials to a “blending bar” for creating therapeutic, skin-boosting treatments to take home. Coming soon: a noninvasive alternative to the much-buzzed-about (and controversial) Dermapen, the micro-needling device that treats wrinkles.
All of Beauty Ecology’s services incorporate Kuehl’s exhaustive new line of professional-grade, plant-powered hair, skin, and body products, including aromatherapy blends and a collection of beauty teas and coffee. A few of my favorites: an oxygen-charged facial moisturizer, a genius non-toxic aerosol hairspray, and the best natural sunless tanner I’ve tried.
Clientele also receive access to Beauty Ecology’s network of local integrative women’s health practitioners, should they want more education. The salon soon will offer ZRT blood-testing kits for bio markers and hormone profiling. Because you’re worth it.
877 N. Lake St., Wayzata, 612-824-7611, beautyecology.com