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Baltimore’s Laboratorie among Top 20 Eco-Salons Worldwide
Good news ‘blows’ in for local hair salon whose mission is beauty and sustainability
Laboratorie, a veritable newcomer to Baltimore as of November 2010, is one of the first salons in an international field to be considered eco-conscious enough to appear in the premiere collection of eco-sustainable salons worldwide. Eco Salon, conceived of and commissioned by Davines, a beauty products company, includes editorial contributions by EsteticaDesign (an Italian magazine dedicated to fashion, design and innovative products), presents a collection of ground-breaking green salons where both clients and stylists can feel good about leaving a minimal footprint on Mother Nature.
“Being eco-conscious is not the only thing about Laboratorie that makes us different than other salons, though it's certainly intrinsic to our ethics,” says Bethany F. Magliacane, salon owner and operator. “I don't seek a lot of attention for doing what I feel is simply ‘the right thing to do,’ but we are deeply honored to be considered conscientious enough to be recognized in this way and included among such great company on an international level.”
One hundred percent wind credit energy, FSC Certified Acacia floors, low VOC paint and low voltage lighting, Energy Star Rated appliances, including a water cooler with on-site water filtration, and iPads at every stylist’s station for paperless scheduling might be enough for some businesses, but Magliacane is compelled to be more thorough.
“This is a lifestyle salon,” she says. “We are committed in every part of our practice to reduce our environmental impact. We use a green cleaning service and only green cleaning products; our team uses re-usable coffee cups for coffee runs and lunches are picked up in totes to reduce carry-out waste.” For a point-by-point tour of Laboratorie’
The goal of Eco Salon was to locate salons worldwide that make everyday gestures in favor of the environment – and make eco-sustainability a true mission.
The Laboratorie team of stylists is also focused on creating incomparable hair styling, color, hair care and a positive experiences for clients. It is the recipient of Baltimore City Paper’s Best New Salon 2011, Baltimore magazine’s Best “Newcomer”