You are probably wondering where to get go and get your hair done or maybe your nails done as a vegan. One of the significant questions if you are used to your regular facials or other beauty treatments is this: where do you go for these now that you are cruelty-free? There are quite a lot of choices.
Vegan beauty is not a new thing, but it is a growing trend. More and more people realize not only the ethical advantages to vegan beauty but also the health benefits.
Vegan beauty brands
The number of vegan-certified beauty brands is getting a bit too long to list. I suppose the question is: have brand names opened their salons? These salons would work as a self-marketing tool. Up until now, cosmetic companies have relied on the inherent will of each vegan to search out their product. Opening your own branded salon in a major city though gets your message through faster. We all know these products are amazing, but when a professional applies them or uses them, it’s a whole different game, isn’t it?
Big name brands
Elemis stands out amongst the crowd in New York City. Elemis has been a long-held proponent of principal health beauty values. With years of experience and excellent background, we know we can trust the brand. When they opened their eponymous salon, they raised the bar. Elemis are in direct competition with the other more traditional luxury brands in the big apple, but has held its own.
If you haven’t heard of Yarok, then look it up fast. Founded by an aromatherapist with a vast array of natural vegan and holistic products, this place lives up to the hype of its reviews. From hair to nails to facials, you have a one-stop shop to get yourself looking your best. Sadly, I haven’t yet been, and I can only imagine how divine it must smell inside.
If you haven’t yet realized that nail polish is one of the most significant users of animal by-products you have now. Tenoverten is the place to go to nourish your nails and live the cruelty-free nail experience to the max. You can even shop their products online, but you need to be pampered once in a while right?
You cannot make a list of vegan and cruelty-free salons without mentioning Aveda. With a stellar reputation when it comes to hair products and a cruelty-free vegan line of award-winning hair colors, you are set. I love going here. I always feel pampered, and the interior decor itself is a mirror of its branding and the way the packaging looks. I still feel and look spectacular when I leave.
When it comes to vegan beauty
New York City is a treasure trove; all you have to do is walk a few blocks, and you will find so many holistic vegan and cruelty-free salons. Natural beauty is an ever-expanding industry, and as some major brands are ditching cruelty, so are small businesses. Everyone is beginning to embrace environmentally sound and vegan principles.
How deep is your wallet
You can go wherever is nearest. The bigger the brand name, the more likely you are to pay a luxury price. With vegan being the new black you are bound to find a more local niche and boutique salon to budget savvily with your treatments. We all like the big brands but keep an eye out for the small places that are marketing their products. They may not be big names now, but trust me, they will be soon. Vegan is the future.