Two years ago LeAnna Gonzlaez began breaking out in hives. She found out that it was the hair color she was using on clients that caused the allergic reaction.
“I was panicked because not doing hair is not an option for me. I love my job,” she says. “So I started this quest to find products and that are not full of chemicals. I’ve spent the last two years researching what this industry has to offer in a safer form.”
Gonzalez began doing hair 12 years ago when living California. Born and raised in Santa Barbara, she now lives in Northern Kentucky where she recently opened Organix, a salon and spa that focuses on healthy products that won’t cause harm to clients or stylists.
“Organix is a salon that has done the guesswork for you,” she explains. “We have done the research to bring you better products. It takes the body 26 seconds to absorb a chemical. At Organix, we proudly feature ammonia-free hair color.”
Currently, Organix offers hair and makeup services, and the makeup products used at the salon are non-toxic and made locally in Kentucky.
Not only is Gonzalez big on offering products that are non-toxic or harsh for stylists and clients, she also wants to give back to the environment. “As a kid, I recycled with my dad, so for me it was second nature to think about our planet,” she explains. “Living in California, I realized how easy I had it or how easy it was to care about my body and our planet.”
She says that her dream is to have a happy and safe environment for “natural,” inner beauty to flourish but also a safe place for stylists to work, and a place that nurtures and supports the community.
Gonzalez says that Organix is unique in that the salon and spa strives to bring services and products that uses organic essences and is as low as possible on the harsh chemicals scale. “It’s not just about your hair color, it is about using products that aren’t harmful to you and your environment. It’s about a safe haven for inner beauty to grow,” she adds.
Organix also offers a recycling program where customers and clients receive 15% off your new product for your empty ones.
Gonzalez says that she will continue expanding the services offered at Organix. “We are adding the space side next, so expect facials and body waxing, and lots of secret formulas with essential oils,” she says.
To learn more about Organix, visit them on Facebook.