204: Eco-Friendly Hair

with Kim and Leeanne


Kim and Leeanne are the owners of the all vegan, cruelty-free, low-waste, eco-friendly salon in San Diego. They focus on minimizing as much as possible, without sacrificing quality or hiking up the price!

In this episode, we talk all about how Eco Chic Salon far exceeds what it means to be "eco-friendly" and "sustainable" in the cosmetology world. Kim and Leeanne also talk about some of the amazing brands they love to work with, as well as some of the sneaky ingredients to watch out for on your labels at home! Plus! They talk about one of their newest, and most favored treatments: CBD!

Whether you're in San Diego and are interested in receiving services at Eco Chic Salon, or you're a hair or nail professional, you'll hear some fun tips, tricks and facts all about how to waste less and re-use more in the world of hair care!

Eco Chic Salon:
Website: https://www.ecochicsalonsd.com/ 
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/EcoChicSalonSD/ 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ecochicsalonsd/ 
Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/eco-chic-salon-san-diego 

References:Oway: https://www.oway.it/en/ 

Innersense: https://innersensebeauty.com/ 

O&M: https://www.originalmineral.com/ 

Biolage Raw: https://www.biolage.com/best-natural-ingredients-for-hair 

More about Leeanne:

Leeanne is an internationally renowned cosmetologist who started her career in London, England, and brought her experience and passion for hair to the shores of San Diego in 2018.


With two decades of experience under her beauty belt, Leanne is focused on reshaping the way we think about hair, nails and the environment.


Her mission is to protect the natural integrity and beauty of hair while eliminating the use of harsh chemicals and reducing the beauty industry’s impact on our communities.


“I want to bring San Diego and the Hillcrest neighborhood a beauty destination that blends in beautifully and authentically with the fabric of this neighborhood. We source the best and most innovative products and treatments that share our environmental standards and deliver them to our valued clients. From the second you walk in the door of Eco Chic, greeted by a landscape of lush plants that aid air filtration in the studio, through to check out, we want your experience to be healthy and rewarding.”


More about Kim:

For the past decade, Kim has focused on bringing more efficient processes to start ups. She helps small businesses streamline their operations to achieve customer satisfaction and financial results.


Leveraging her cosmetology license from Heritage Institute in Falls Church, Virginia, and her eco-aware approach to life, Kim has opened doors for a number of small beauty businesses, helping them grow their footprint and, in some cases, franchise.


“My driving goal for Eco Chic is rather personal. I know that attention to the sustainability spectrum – from water waste to energy use – is becoming paramount in the beauty industry. If we stay ahead of the eco curve and provide the best options for beautiful, clean hair and nail services, we know our clients will be happy and will keep coming back. Best of all, we will have contributed positively to our community.”


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