This [Queen Village] salon specializes in plant-based, organic treatments, and has an excellent Mommy & Me Manicure ($32). It’s is not always listed on the menu but offered on request. You and your little one get your nails cleaned, groomed and pampered with botanical creams and non-toxic polishes from ZOYA. Sometimes the spa even gives the kids a mani for free during certain times of the year, so call ahead to ask.
One of the fun perks about being a health and fitness editor is getting unexpected packages in the mail. Sometimes it’s a bust – dog food. That was a good one – and sometimes it’s great, like today. Skincando sent me its Combat-Ready Lip Balm, and my pathetically chapped lips couldn’t be happier. The Combat-Ready line, which boasts organic ingredients and high praises from U.S. troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan for its impressive healing properties, is now being sold locally at juju Salon & Organics.
By Melissa Auman Greiner
When you head into the bathroom each morning and look at your face – that parchment-like dry skin, those winter-ravaged lips – it’s hard not to compare the scene to a war zone. So why not battle the brittleness with some serious ammunition, the Combat-Ready line by Skincando? Winter in Philly may seem harsh, but it’s no fox hole. To take on the wind with this tried and true line, head to organic beauty destination Juju Salon & Organics.
By Aditi Roy
A segment on the benefits of using “green” products on your hair as opposed to conventional products that often contain harmful chemicals. Watch owner Julie Ebner explain what makes juju salon & organics so unique and special.
With all of the news about toxins in our hair care products – the same products that we lather onto our heads and spritz around us every day – there are more reasons than ever to ditch the silicones, sulfates and parabens in hair care in favor of a natural alternative. Sounds easy enough, until it comes time to make the switch. Many natural hair care products lather less, condition more and generally perform differently than their conventional counterparts, leaving us at major risk for bad hair days unless we know which products to trust. To find out which products perform best, you could test every formula you can get your hands on, or to shop with a trusted friend who has natural know-how. But who has time for that?
We saved you the trouble and sought out the pros: the staff of Juju Salon & Organics in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, whose job it is to make the curly, the fine, the thick and the wavy look perfectly-coiffed, naturally. Juju has converted hundreds of its most beauty-obsessed clients to natural products since opening in 2005, and Elle magazine recently named the all-natural space one of the Top 100 Salons in the US. If you’ve been holding out on switching to natural hair care products, this is the expert guide you need to make a change. Read on to find the hair care products that made the Juju staff gladly toss out…
Zoya Nail Polish is the brainchild of Zoya Reyzis who, as a pregnant aesthetician and salon owner in 1986, realized the need for a healthier and more durable nail-polish solution. Zoya was the first nail polish brand to remove toxic ingredients such as toluene, camphor, formaldehyde and DBP (dibutyl phthalate) from its formulations – making it a safe and healthy polish for nail philes everywhere, particularly expectant women…Zoya Nail Polish is available at Philly’s Juju Spa & Organics.
Dyeing your hair at home always seems like a great idea at first: “Why waste $150 at the salon when I can do it myself?” But once you’re trapped in the bathroom taking in lungfuls of fumes, you wonder whether the savings are really worth it. “The strong odor present in most hair dyes is from ammonia.” says Julie Ebner, owner of Juju Salon & Organics in Philadelphia.
Juju Spa & Organics is offering a Valentine’s Day Weekend Facial add-on. However, this add-on is particularly special if you like chocolate and strawberries. Raw chocolate is the richest antioxidant on the planet and our special Valentine’s Day mask has lots of it. It rejuvenates, soothes & hydrates skin. Enjoy this mask along with our refreshing strawberry exfoliator. This exfoliator refines and minimizes the appearance of pores and is high in Vitamin C.
This all-organic Queen Village spa and salon is celebrating the launch of their online store with a party this Wednesday evening. Come by for local snacks and drinks, complimentary makeovers, mini-manis, chair massages and more. Fifteen percent of all retail sales from that night will go to Greyhound Angel Adoption in South Jersey.
By Bobbi Lee Hitchon
But one luxurious alternative to a material gift is to consider indulging your beloved — and, perhaps, yourself — this Valentine’s Day, by giving a little love to the body with a day at the spa. “Taking the time out to care for yourself is so important,” says Julie Ebner, owner of Juju Spa and Organics on South 4th St. in Philadelphia. “I firmly believe in the idea that you can’t take care of other people unless you’ve taken care of yourself.” Boasting a chocolate-covered-strawberry facial, a massage that includes five therapists at once and more, spas located in Philadelphia, Atlantic City and South Jersey have plenty to offer in they way of both decadence and luxury.
Juju Salon & Organics (713 S. Fourth St. 215.238.6080. jujusalon.com. NYE hours: 10am-4pm) which has gotten a lot of press since it became the first all-organic spa and salon in Philadelphia in 2005, is offering 15 percent off makeup application ($65) on New Year’s Eve. The Fabric Row salon is well-known to pregnant and vegan Philadelphians as a place to get beauty treatments and supplies that won’t be a problem for your nostrils, morals or fetus…
Get a free mini mani for your little princess when you book your own nail service…
This fave all-natural, all-organic salon has recently launched an online retail store at jujuorganics.com, where customers can scoop up the best in truly organic products for hair and skin without even having to come in. Look for lines like Aromabliss, Morocco Method, Simply Organic, Suki, and lots more.
by Josh Middleton
Nothing says “NERD!” like the dreaded winter hat hair. Help your pals retain their cool with this exhilarating shampoo and conditioner made with essential oils and herbal complexes. And c’mon, isn’t this just the sexiest shampoo bottle you’ve ever seen? $24 each at Juju Salon & Organics, 713 S. Fourth St., 215-238-6080, jujusalon.com.
by Kate Jacobs
Well before you could buy organic everything juju Salon and Organics was promoting an organic lifestyle by using only natural products made without synthetic pesticides, chemical fertilizers, or growth hormones. Five years later, the salon is still thriving, now in a bigger space across the street from its original Queen Village digs.
juju salon is listed in the ECO-Fashion guide that features Philadelphia-based companies that support and practice environmental responsibility. Camille D’Attilio, a juju salon stylist, is featured in the article!