I always knew if I had the good fortune to open a hair color studio again, I would commit to using a less toxic ammonia-free hair color line exclusively. During my 20 years working as a stylist I was keenly aware of the effect conventional hair color and products had on my health. I was often sick, suffered with intense allergies, and just didn’t feel well. Whenever I was fortunate enough to have longer breaks away from the salon, I noticed I felt better. I knew my time in the industry was limited if I wasn’t able to make some changes. In the past, I found the balance of working longer, but fewer days was effective. I also transitioned clients, who were willing to a cleaner, “natural” hair color line. However, there were limitations. The blondes were not as "clean" as I liked and the gray coverage was “hollow”. Often the majority of the clients would choose the conventional hair color again. I knew eventually a hair color company would find that perfect balance and we would not have to choose anymore.
The art of hair color is fluid and organic in nature. It evolves, changes in light and with the seasons, or a person's mood. It is the one thing that we can alter to drastically change our appearance that is not permanent. A color formula is uniquely yours, like a snowflake. The same formula will look completely different on two people. Often we find a tone that is just right for us and we wear it for years, sometimes never changing it. It becomes your hair color. Other times we change it with each season, gradually darkening and lightening with the amount of sun. The best way for me to achieve these variations is to use a color line that has no limitations in tone, and that supplies all the tools necessary to maintain the health and quality of the hair.
I bought the Color Me Organically domain in 2014, hoping that some day I would return to work again. My vision was to offer the least toxic version of the highest quality hair color I could find. Knowing that women will often overlook the health implications to achieve a desired look, Organic Way (Oway) allows me the freedom to use an organic line that is better than conventional hair color. That is a win win for me and my guests. I now work in a space where I no longer worry about my health, and I am providing women with a safer choice. The reality is, the majority of women are going to color their hair to feel their best. I want to help them do that and feel better about it all at the same time. Oway allows me to do just that!
xx ~ Meghan