Get chemical-free hair at Jules Organic Hair Salon

"For 28 years I had always loved what I did for a living by doing hair. So you can imagine how disheartening it was for me when I found out a few years ago that I may have to give it up forever. I am a color specialist. Years of being exposed to the toxic chemicals had taken a toll on my body's immune system. At first I didn't realize that it could be the ammonia in the color I had been using. However, in terms of my health I lived a pretty clean lifestyle so that brought me to look at other areas in my life where there could be chemical exposure.

After getting a blood test done, I found out that my cells were completely intoxicated with chemicals. I was suffering with lung infections -- Fibromyalgia, Systemic reflux and more . It was getting worse by the day. I had to make a change fast so I began the quest for a organic color line. I wasn't even sure if one existed, but to my surprise I did find a perfect organic color line and so now, three years later, my health and career are perfectly restored. I feel confident, and more importantly, I trust that when I apply color to my clients hair, I am doing no harm to them.

Since organic color uses plants, vitamins and oils, my clients hair is shiny with beautiful tones that we possess as children. The organic levels reach from black all the way up to platinum blonde and any color in between. The reds are very vibrant and the best part is that Organic color lasts longer than ammonia color."

I then asked why she thought it was important for people to choose eco-friendly businesses.

"To me it's all about 'honoring'. Honoring and respecting the earth that sustains us. Nurturing our body 'temples'. I follow the simplicity's of life. The closer you keep yourself to the things that are pure, the less complicated life is. I have a motto: If I can't pronounce something, I don't eat it. The same goes for what I apply to my skin and hair. And the more people that support this lifestyle, the better. There is power in numbers.

We also love to pamper our clients as well so we always offer them something nice to drink such as wine or water, in addition to a variety of delicious snacks. We normally have homemade hors d' oeuvres, organic and gluten free cookies or a fresh salad, just to name a few."

Jules says she also wants to help her clients to be aware that there is false advertising with over the counter ammonia-free hair coloring products. Manufacturers are putting the equivalent of ammonia or calling it by a different name, usually something that can't be pronounced. She says the only true organic color she is aware of is offered through salons like hers.

I was surprised when she started cutting my hair before washing it. Jules has been using the dry cut method for years and says you get a more accurate cut that way. After the cut it, she washed and conditioned my hair with organic products and did a simple blow dry style. I have to say this was probably one of the best haircuts I have ever gotten. I am a low maintenance kind of gal and I have been able to keep up with this 'do.

Jules is running a special right now through the summer that clients can receive 50% off a haircut and style with the purchase of color service or highlights. Anyone can call 813-385-1535 for a free consultation. The salon is located at 4032 Land O' Lakes Blvd, Land O' Lakes, Fl 34638.

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The first thing I notice when I walk into a salon is the chemical smell. It's usually pretty overpowering and then you just get used to it while your hair is being done. Even the nicer salons try to cover it up with candles or fragrances, but it's still there. I just accepted that as the way it is. That is until I was invited to Jules Organic Hair Salon. I walked in and didn't smell anything — imagine that. A hair salon with no chemical smells wafting in the air.

I asked Jules where the idea of an organic salon came from and this is what she had to say.

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