Juju Salon is proud to be featured in a recent article on called “A Look Inside Philadelphia’s Organic Nail Salons. These local businesses are offering a more natural alternative to the traditional manicure.”

Phuong Ngo, author of the article, wrote the excerpt below about Juju Salon:

Meanwhile, Juju Salon & Organics—nestled in the heart of Queen Village—holds the title of Philadelphia’s first organic salon. The business has operated on the values of being non–toxic and environmentally friendly ever since its owner, Julie Featherman, first opened its doors back in 2005. 

Adrian Novak, nail technician and manager of Juju Salon & Organics, says the business is dedicated not only to providing high–quality services but also to upholding the integrity of all of the products they use.

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Juju Salon is proud to be featured in a recent article that appeared in Modern Luxury Philadelphia Style magazine entitled “6 Soothing Salons with All-Organic Products.” 

Madison Duddy, author of the article, wrote the excerpt below about Juju Salon.

This haven offers a refuge from the toxic chemicals and nonsustainable ingredients often found in beauty products—without sacrificing style. Stop by for a haircut and coloring session, waxing appointment, manicure or makeup consultation. Its all-natural beauty services will leave you feeling and looking your best without a hint of harmful ingredients. 

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Julie Featherman
Owner, Juju Salon & Organics

Dry scalp is a very common affliction, and I put most of the blame on the harsh ingredients found in conventional hair care products and our obsession with over-shampooing our hair.

Dry hair and scalp is often the result of over-shampooing with products that contain SLS (Sodium Laurel Sulphates – sudsing agents), PEGs (petroleum-based polyethylene glycols used as moisture carriers and stabilizers) and parabens (preservatives linked to breast cancer). These synthetic, cheap and toxic ingredients contribute to both dry and inflammatory skin conditions.

There are many natural remedies and preventative practices to make your hair and scalp more moisture and pH balanced:

Less Shampooing or the No-Poo Trend

In general, our hair and our scalps need only small amounts of shampoos and detergents. It is well known in the industry that hair can actually be cleaned by only using a conditioner (creme rinse) and forgoing the shampoo altogether.

I recommend John Masters Organics Lavender & Avocado Conditioner.

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Take care of your hair, nails, and skin in safe ways at Philly’s clean salons.


Treating yourself to a day at the salon is one of life’s small pleasures. Whether it’s the experience of having someone else wash and style your hair, getting those nasty shoulder knots out during a much-needed massage, or unclogging pores with a hydrating face mask, beauty salons leave us feeling like pampered royalty.

Or so we think. Many of our beloved salons actually use products that contain harsh, toxic chemicals, which can seep into our pores and bloodstream when applied directly to our skin, nails, and scalp. Talk about SCARY.

Fortunately, quite a few local beauty salons have gone organic, making our manis, facials, and shampoos safe and sustainable for both customers and the environment. Join the clean and green movement by checking out these 11 Philly organic beauty salons.

Juju Salon and Organics

713 South 4th Street, Queen Village

Around since 2005, Juju Salon and Organics is a full-service salon, pampering your hair, nails, and skin. Whether you’re getting balayage, a gel manicure, or a brow wax, you can expect to be treated with non-toxic, fume-free, and biodegradable products, including Philly-made PiperWai. Beyond its products, Juju promotes and facilitate a healthier, greener planet by stocking the salon with repurposed or second-hand furniture, offering filtered — not bottled — water, operating 100 percent off wind power, and brightening the salon with compact fluorescent bulbs (which use 50 to 80 percent less energy than incandescent ones).

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Planning a wedding is exciting, but the fallout of a wedding can mean a lot of waste. As we talked about in “9 Totally Manageable Ways to Have a More Sustainable Wedding,” plenty of Philly wedding pros are already one step ahead on considering the environmental impact of weddings, and are greening their companies to reduce it. We chatted with  Juliet Pennay, owner of eco-friendly event planning company Gleam Sustainable Events, to find some local sustainable wedding pros you should know. Here are some we recommend:

Remark Glass will upcycle the empty wine and champagne bottles from your reception into beautiful glassware.

Bario Neal hand-makes wedding jewelry with ethically sourced diamonds and metals.

Juju Salon & Organics is a 100 percent wind-operated organic salon that works with brides for all beauty services.

12th Street Catering utilizes biodegradable plates and utensils made of fallen palm leaves and will compost all leftovers.

Birchtree Catering focuses on locally sourced edibles, with waste recycled and composted both in its kitchen and at events.

TableArt will deliver the arrangements they create for your wedding to a friend or organization of your choosing after the reception. 

Violet Cakes by Two Little Red Hens bakery alum Carey Madden turns out some of the prettiest organic, sustainable wedding cakes around.

Crust Vegan Bakery makes gorgeous vegan wedding cakes.



Remove product buildup

If you’re using products on your hair—everyday shampoo and conditioner, hair sprays and gels, mousses and foams—some small residue from such products remains on your scalp and hair, leaving strands to look dull and lifeless. “One of the easiest and cheapest ways to get rid of this [residue] accumulation and restore life to your locks is by using apple cider vinegar,” says Felix Fischer, an NYC-based celebrity hairstylist.

Juliene Featherman, hairstylist and owner of juju salon & organics in Philadelphia, PA, recommends this DIY apple cider vinegar tonic to customers:


  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups warm water


1. Combine apple cider vinegar and water in an old shampoo bottle.

2. Shake to combine.

3. Shampoo hair as you normally would.

4. Towel dry your hair, then apply the apple cider vinegar tonic throughout your hair from roots to ends.

5. Let sit for a few minutes.

6. Rinse thoroughly and condition.

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Juju Salon and Organics

If you must get a gel mani, go to Juju Salon & Organics in Queen Village, where they use Bio Seaweed gel (as durable as other lacquers, but sans toxins), then set it with LED instead of UV, so you get two weeks of perfect polish without any nail-stripping after-effects.

713 S 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147; 215-238-6080;




100% Pure Argan Oil Facial Moisturizer

$37; buy now at 100 Percent Pure

If you’re eager to fight the signs of aging, you’ll want a lightweight moisturizer with SPF to wear on a regular basis. Julie Featherman, owner of Juju Salon & Organics, says that one is her go-to all year round. “A facial moisturizer with an SPF of 30 is a must in preventing wrinkles, sun-damage, over freckling and dry skin,” she says.


French Girl Le Lip Tint

$16; buy now at French Girl Organics

Love a colorful lip, but don’t love the stiff feel of a matte lipstick? Try one of French Girl’s Le Lip Tints on for size instead. “[They’re] vegan, organic, and hydrating, with a simple pop of color. Perfect for everyday use, when you want a natural look with a little eye-catching color,” says Featherman.



Hamadi Shea Leave-In Conditioner

$37; buy now at Beauty Bridge

The prescription for softer, healthier hair? A rich leave-in conditioner. “Leave-in conditioners are great for long lasting moisturizing and fly-away control and can also act as a styling product.  Apply leave-in on towel dried hair, mid-shaft to ends,” says Featherman, who specifically recommends this product for those who like to air-dry their hair.



Skinnyskinny Organic Dry Shampoo

$32; buy now at Anthropologie

Not in the mood to wash your hair? Not a problem, thanks to Skinnyskinny’s organic dry shampoo. “Over shampooing will dry out the hair, and dry hair, especially on curly hair promotes frizz and the dreaded halo-effect,” says Featherman, who lists this among her favorite beauty products. “I recommend shampooing no more than three times a week and using a dry shampoo on off days.”


Supergoop Lightweight Sunscreen Oil with Meadofoam

$34; buy now at Amazon

While many sunscreens are goopy and hard to rub in, this lightweight sunscreen oil, a favorite of Featherman’s, is easily blended and absorbs quickly. Better yet, this sunscreen is loaded with antioxidants that can help heal damaged skin, as well. And if you need further convincing to stay safe in the sun, learn the 20 Ways a Sunburn Harms Your Overall Health.



Stinky Girl Natural Deodorant

$12; buy now at Stinky Girl Beauty Co.

If you want healthier skin, start by swapping out your deodorant for a more natural formula. “Stinky Girl Beauty Co’s natural deodorants are made with ingredients straight from this small company’s farm in Upstate New York,” says Featherman, who describes them as capable of handling the hottest heatwave.



Innersense Inner Peace Whipped Creme Texturizer

$20; buy now at Innersense Beauty

Finishing creams aren’t just for short hair anymore. Nutritive finishing creams, like this one from Innersense, are great for making dry, brittle hair look and feel healthier. “Dab a very small amount of a finishing paste on dried and styled hair to lock in moisture, nourish weak and brittle hair, and give a healthy shine,” says Featherman. “The Shea Butter and Essential Oils in Innersense’s Inner Peace Whipped Creme Texturizer really fights frizz and helps heal damaged hair.”


MGA Styling Gel

$12.99; buy now at Max Green Alchemy

Hair gel has come a long way in the past few decades. In fact, new formulas, like this aloe-infused variety, can help hold your hair in place without the wet, crunchy look made popular in the 1990s. “I like MGA’s Styling Gel because of its lightness and versatility,” says Featherman. “Aloe not only moisturizes the hair, reducing frizz potential, it also provides hold and style.”

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You haven’t seen the horrors of what nail polish can do to your nails until you’ve tried to take off a black gel manicure. At home. With acetone. Did I mention it was a gel manicure?

Here’s the thing: having pretty, painted nails shouldn’t require you lose a layer of nail or canvas your pointers with bad chemicals. Thankfully, beauty brands have caught onto this, and that means there are now many nail lacquers that come “five free” — as in, free of five toxic chemicals, including the likes of formaldehyde.

And with the rise in non-toxic nail polishes, we’ve also seen a rise in non-toxic salons — shops that have sworn off potentially dangerous chemicals in the products they use. Want an all-natural, nontoxic salon experience? Here are five nail salons in Philly where you can find it.

Forget destroying your nails with gel polish: Juju Organics serves up Bio Seaweed Gel — a five-free gel polish that’s supposed to last two weeks or more. Not looking for gel? The “regular” organic manicure at this Society Hill salon comes with a natural sea-salt scrub and an herbal detoxifying and nourishing mask. While everything at this salon is all-natural and organic — which is awesome — you can also feel good about visiting Juju for it’s sustainable practices. At the salon, the energy is 100-percent wind powered, they use all biodegradable bags, energy efficient lighting, and are fume-free.


Juju Salon & Organics

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About seven years ago, Terri Domsky feared she had to choose between not dyeing her gray hair or dying.

Taking a slug of Benadryl was no longer enough to combat the itchy red scalp that followed a trip to the hair salon.

“One day,” recalled the 54-year-old Queen Village resident, “I left the hairdresser, and my hands and feet swelled. The base of my neck swelled. I had rashes. It scared the crap out of me. I went to a dermatologist who gave me steroids. Basically, he advised me that I had a PPD allergy and I could develop anaphylactic shock and die.”

Juju Salon found the solution! Read the full article in the Philadelphia Inquirer


Sustainably-run salons are popping up all over the place and the more popular they become, the more that their practices are expected by customers.

We spoke to some of the most successful sustainable salons from around the globe. These businesses understand that there’s no Planet-B, and because of that, they’re working hard to reduce their carbon footprint. Here’s how they do it!

Read the full Q&A – including our own Julie Featherman! – here.


How do you know your face shape: Oval, Round, Square, Oblong, Heart or Diamond?

Julie Featherman, juju salon & organics says…

“Whether I’m meeting with a client for the first time or working with an existing client who is thinking about making a change, facial shape consideration is as important as deciding on a length, color or style,” she explains. “I always say, ‘Look to the stars!’ Once the client’s face shape is determined, we’ll often look at pictures of celebrities with the same face shape. For example, if you Google, ‘What celebrity has a diamond shaped face,’ up pops Keira Knightley. Heart shaped? Reese Witherspoon and Taylor Swift. It’s so fun and inspiring! From there, we can begin to sift through different celebrity looks and make decisions.”

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Julie Featherman of juju salon was interviewed by Carla Snuggs for an article on safe ways to use sunscreen.

“Before you slather and go, consider this: many members of the medical community believe that ingredients found in conventional sunscreens are causing hormonal disruption, thyroid alteration, endometiosis in women and may in fact contribute to cancerous tumor growth,” says Julie Featherman, Owner of, Hair Stylist, Esthetician, and Green Beauty Expert whose mission is to educate her guests, clients and audience about green beauty and a healthier lifestyle.

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Julie Featherman, owner of juju salon, was interviewed by Shannon Farrell for her article on air-drying your hair, published in Women’s Health Mag. See the full article here, and learn the techniques specific to your hair type for best air-drying results. Especially with warmer weather on the horizon — now’s the time to put away the hot tools and master your air-drying game!

View the full article on Women’s Health Mag



We were recently invited to JuJu Organics salon.  To be honest, I’d never heard of an organic salon and even though it’s 30 minutes from our house, we decided to check it out! JuJu Organics is tucked along a quiet street in Philadelphia, but inside the atmosphere is nothing shy of a friendly neighborhood party.  There was a chalkboard sidewalk sign outside the store, where one side said Never Grow Up and the other side said Fall in Love with yourself!  I absolutely loved the positive affirmations of both.