Women who get facials at juju Spa Organics in Queen Village can expect to pay at least $80 to have their skin treated with all-natural products. But even if you can’t afford that kind of luxury, you can treat your skin at home.
by Valerie Yeager
At juju Spa and Organics, the wax is botanical and soy-based, so hair removal is less irritating. But the fun doesn’t end there: Any bikini wax (traditional, French high-cut or Brazilian, $35-$60) comes with a free brow shaping, a $15-$30 value.
by Allison Stadd
You’ll enjoy a soothing foot soak with organic essential oils, then a tea-tree and peppermint exfoliating scrub, both from organic body care line WoodSprite. Your pedicurist will then rub on a creamy herbal masque, followed by a leg and foot massage. The treatment ends with an organic oil-infused warm towel application before cuticle treatment, callous removal, nail shaping and shiny, non-toxic Zoya polish.
by Sarah Stockton-Brown
The year 2008 was a heartbreaker. Every time we turned around, beloved stores and salons were dropping like flies, unable to withstand the economy’s tight grip. Yet, it’s a comfort to know that one salon favorite isn’t except across the street. juju Salon has moved just a hop and a skip from its former home on Fourth Street…
A coast-to-coast guide to some really fantastic colorists which includes Julie Ebner, owner of juju salon & organics!
by Victoria Everman
As many of you know, while planning on moving back to the East Coast in January 2009, I almost decided to settle in Philadelphia. While I chose to go back to Connecticut instead, I came across a whole host of sustainable Philly businesses during my research. One of the most distinctive locations I stumbled upon was Juju Salon & Spa, which provides all-natural, non-toxic and organic professional body products and services.
Fink said she hopes opening her business in these rough economic times can inspire others not to be afraid to open businesses. Eco-chic is a trend that has consumers buying anything from bamboo yoga pants to burlap and muslin handbags. And eco-friendly salons are not uncharted territory in the U.S. Julie Ebner, owner of juju Salon & Organics, opened her organic salon in 2005 in Philadelphia and has since expanded it to include a spa. Ebner believes people are more health- and planet-conscious now and need to be given options. “Our power is in our wallets, we choose what we are going to spend our money on,” Ebner said.
by Dawn Fallik
A vegan for the last eight years, Jennifer Storey is careful not to put meat, eggs, honey or milk in her body. Now it’s becoming easier not to put them on her body, either. From conditioner to lip balm to plant-based pedicures, companies and spas nationwide are offering vegan products and services. That typically means there’s no testing on animals, and ingredients are free of animal byproducts – including beeswax and carmine, a commonly used red coloring made from beetles.
by Julie Ebner
“Eco” and “green” are clearly the new buzz words in beauty. But before you think it’s just the latest trend, serious salons and manufacturers have studied the issues and take great care in providing customers with the truth about what’s in that bottle and why you should be concerned.
by Susan Beard & Katie Freeman
Whether it’s pilates, fashion, or public relations, for Paige Wolf, owner of Paige Wolf Media & Public Relations in Philadelphia, those interests co-exist harmoniously in her life. That’s because several years ago, Wolf transformed her busy home-based office into a recycled oasis. Although her workspace is tiny compared to corporate campuses that emit tons of waste each day, Wolf said she believes in doing her part to make the world a better place. Originally, Wolf implemented tried-and-true green products in her office, including compact fluorescent light bulbs, reusable cloth bags, and recycled paper goods. Now, Wolf bikes or walks to local meetings and advocates eco-friendly living by sharing “green tips” in each issue of her industry newsletter. …
by Julie Knapp
Whether you dye your hair to follow trends, to cover pesky grays or to test for truth in the saying “blondes have more fun,” hair color can have a big impact on how you look and feel about yourself. So it’s not surprising that a 2005 P&G survey found that 65 percent of women aged 15-75 had colored their hair in the past 12 months. But studies show that hair dye isn’t having such a positive effect on your health or that of the environment.
by Elizabeth Wellington
Contemporary women’s style is taking its cues this fall from the late 1950s and early ’60s – the country’s most well-tailored and fiercely feminine era in fashion. But this time around, women are donning ruffled blouses, mid-calf pencil skirts, and bateau-neck shifts – with contrasting gloves – without having to deal with the economic and social restraints that once kept them powerless.
by Erica Palan
Lather, rinse, repeat no more. Julie Ebner owns juju Salon & Organics, a quaint spot in South Philly where you can get nontoxic organic hair color (this means you, moms-to-be) as well as other natural beauty procedures. A bottle of Nurture My Body, her recommended organic shampoo, is pricey, but she maintains one bottle should last several months. “If the instructions say to use only a dime-sized portion, do that, she says. There’s a reason it says that. I even tell my clients to water it down sometimes.”
by Rebecca Grites
The late August sun may feel like heaven on Earth, but it’s pure hell on your hair. Pick up a bottle of Simply Organic’s Sun Shine Heat Activated Spray before you hit the beach and long live your tussled locks. A couple spritzes will lock in natural moisture and nourish roots, leaving hair beach-breezy and lush for your entire stint in the sand…
by Lauren Avellino Turton
Juju Salon was first on the scene in Philadelphia, featuring nontoxic, organic hair and skin care. The wind-powered salon in South Philly offers cleansers and creams that are not processed and contain ingredients pure enough to eat, like plantain, rosemary and lavender.
by Brittney Barrett
Earth Day 2008 – see the full article.
Tamala Edwards’ report
juju salon & organics was featured on ABC news highlighting the benefits of using organic care products on your body. Salon owner, Juliene Ebner, was interviwed exclusively for the report.