Nontoxic Hair Color is the right choice for everyone!

Kristen Gaffney - Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Walking through the doors of a traditional salon, clients are often met with the smell of amonia and a host of other harsh chemicals they will inhale for the duration of their so called ‘relaxing’ experience.   

Hair dye might be one of the most toxic beauty products out there.  But how bad is it?  Ask yourself, how can something that smells so toxic be safe?   

Some experts estimate 75 percent of women over 40 color their hair, which means consistent contact with harsh irritants and carcinogens, such as ammonia, hydrogen peroxide, and coal tar–derived p-Phenylenediamine.

 Adolescent girls are beginning to color their hair younger than ever.  The toxic fumes and chemicals in hair dyes are especially dangerous for pregnant women and young girls who are going through puberty since these chemicals mimic hormones in the body and can send the endocrine system into major confusion.

 What’s the alternative?  Pure Elements an Organic Salon offers natural hair color services free from toxic fumes and dangerous chemicals.  Our color systems will help you look and feel your best while never having to worry about compromising your health. 

 Pure Elements an Organic Salon uses Organic Color Systems and Simply Organic hair color in our natural hair color processes.  

Organic Color Systems contains no ammonia, formaldehyde, sodium laurel sulphates or parabens. What it does contain are good-for-you ingredients like a full spectrum of vitamins and plant extracts, certified organic ingredients and anti-oxidants. The line is cruelty free, vegan, and eco friendly.

By choosing Pure Elements an Organic Salon, you are choosing a healthier and more responsible way to beauty.

For more information about Pure Elements call 518-608-5404 or visit us on Facebook

Your Wedding: Naturally the Day of your Dreams!

Kristen Gaffney - Thursday, April 12, 2012
Pure Elements Salon is the ideal choice for bridal hair and makeup, especially for the bride who wants to look and feel her best without compromising her health with the use of harsh chemicals.

Pure Elements proudly offers a full menu of bridal salon services. Packages include a consultation to determine hairstyle, headpiece placement and makeup application, if desired. A manicure, pedicure and chair massage in addition to makeup services will ensure that you are a radiant and tranquil bride.

Only the highest quality natural product lines are used in our bridal salon services including Onesta Hair Products, Jane Iredale the Skin Care Makeup and Zoya Nail Polish. 

Pure Elements Bridal Services are wonderful for brides and wedding parties with special concerns like allergies or other health concerns. Only chemical free hairspray and styling products and talc free makeup are used. Pure Elements also caters to vegan brides and can help you select the perfect look for your day while ensuring no animal based products are used.

Our consultant will work closely with brides to arrange dates and times of services and can arrange delivery of catered food and beverages to the salon the day of the wedding, if desired.

In order to accommodate your needs for this very special day, we suggest you begin planning several months before your wedding day and photography session.  

Bridal services are often booked quite far in advance and to ensure you receive what you are looking for it is best to finalize your service needs early in your planning process with our bridal party consultant.

Pure Elements provides bridal salon services in Albany, Colonie, Latham and the greater Capital Region.

To book a consultation, please call (518) 608-5405 or CLICK HERE for more information! 

Organic Skin Care that Works

Kristen Gaffney - Friday, January 13, 2012
Pure Elements an Organic Salon and Wellness Shop is proud to announce the introduction of Hylunia Skin Care, our newest product line.
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Hylunia Skin Care offers a holistic approach to skin care while providing cutting edge, salon quality results. The Hylunia line is an ideal fit for Pure Elements an Organic Salon and Wellness Shop. Free of all inflammatory, toxic and chemical ingredients, Hylunia Skin Care is Holistic, Green, Organic, Vegan and Cruelty-free.

Hylunia combines Eastern Wisdom with Western Science offering a unique, holistic and salon quality approach to skin care!  Hylunia’s anti-inflammatory formulas are ideal for those with sensitive skin and anyone who wants to improve their skin and health.

As a young father, Hylunia’s founder searched for a safe skin care line for his infant daughter’s sensitive skin, without much success. He decided to partner with an accomplished team of dermatologists, scientists and plastic surgeons to develop irritant-free skin care products that would use nature’s healing power to keep skin safe, soft and radiant. The result was the launch of the Hylunia line of natural and organic skin care products in 1988.

Hylunia’s products are both natural and organic. However, unlike most other products that also claim to be natural and organic, Hylunia uses these natural and organic ingredients in sufficient quantity and in the right combination to truly make an impact on your skin. Hylunia Skin Care products use 12 patented amino complexes, peptides and plant extracts known for their rejuvenation qualities.

Hylunia Skin Care products are designed to minimize irritation, inflammation and free radical damage that can lead to premature aging of the skin. Hylunia Skin Care products avoid ingredients like parabens, formaldehyde, fragrances, dyes and other harmful ingredients contained in a majority of the personal care products in the market today that are often linked with cancer and other health conditions. In fact, 99% of skin care products contain some form of irritant.

Hylunia Skin Care offers a natural and organic solution for all skin issues and concerns including eczema, rosecea, acne and aging. Hylunia not only offers a solution for everyone’s skin, it’s also affordable.
Pure Elements an Organic Salon provides a healthy alternative to the traditional salon experience using only the highest quality natural and organic products in our salon services. Our products and services are non-toxic and Eco-friendly. We are proud to offer our clients an alternative to the toxic, carcinogenic and ineffective skin care products found in traditional salons and spas with the Hylunia Skin Care line.

Formaldehyde in Keratin Treatments: What you need to know.

Kristen Gaffney - Tuesday, November 29, 2011

At Pure Elements we strive to offer clients the highest quality natural and organic products and services.  One of these services is our Formaldehyde Free Keratin Treatment from KeraGreen.

KeraGreen is the first Organic, Formaldehyde Free Keratin Treatment on the market that has all the benefits of other Keratin Treatments without the risks. 

Other professional grade keratin treatments containing formaldehyde are used in hair salons across the country.  Symptoms that commonly develop after these treatments include hair loss, watery eyes, respiratory infections, and other symptoms consistent with overexposure to formaldehyde which is known to be a likely cause of cancer.

Keragreen is the only Formaldehyde Free Keratin Treatment that heals and repairs your hair, eliminates frizz and adds shine and it’s available at Pure Elements! 

Unlike toxic treatments, KeraGreen Formaldehyde Free Keratin Treatment doesn’t just change the appearance of the hair, it works to restore the health and shine of dry, damaged hair. This Formaldehyde Free Keratin Treatment contains Hydrolyzed Keratin, Silk and Collagen that work to penetrate deep into the hair follicle and deposit rich moisturizing ingredients, giving hair the strength and elasticity it needs to stop future breakage from occurring.   

Pure Elements an Organic Salon provides a healthy alternative to the traditional salon experience using only the highest quality natural and organic products in our salon services. Our products and services are non-toxic and Eco-friendly. We are proud to offer our clients an alternative to the toxic Keratin Treatments available in traditional salons.  KeraGreen Formaldehyde Free Keratin Treatment provides superior results without the exposing our clients to health risks or further degrading the planet.   

To learn more about this and other services or to book an appointment, call us at 518-608-5405. 

Proud To Be Green.

Kristen Gaffney - Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Pure Elements an Organic Salon is proud to be the only green, eco-friendly salon in Guilderland, New York.  Owner Kristen Gaffney’s dedication to organic hairstyling and beauty began out of a desire to provide clients with exceptional services and access to the very best organic and non-toxic beauty products.

After 10 years as a stylist in a traditional salon with exposure to harmful chemicals left Gaffney suffering from sinus and lung problems, she diligently researched organic, chemical-free products that would be better for her health, the health of her clients and the environment.  Gaffney opened Pure Elements an Organic Salon in 2009 to offer clients an alternative to the typical salon experience.  Pure Elements provides natural and organic hair and nail care, facial waxing and cosmetic services.

In August 2011, Gaffney launched the Pure Elements Wellness Shop next door to the salon located on Western Avenue across from Crossgates Mall.  As with the salon, the Pure Elements Wellness Shop features only high-quality natural and organic products. 

Products are fully researched, free from toxic ingredients such as ammonia, sodium lauryl sulfate, fillers, parabens, synthetic dyes and formaldehyde and contain natural or organic ingredients whenever possible. 

Product lines carried in the Pure Elements Wellness Shop include Simply Organic, Zoya Nail Polish, Onesta, Vermont Soaps, Jane Iredale Makeup, Bumble and Bee and John Masters Organics.  Earth Mama Angel Baby baby care products are also sold.

In addition to the extensive offerings of beauty products, Pure Elements Wellness Shop features massage services ranging from couples massage in a shared massage suite to Reiki.  Other massage techniques include Deep Tissue, Reflexology and massage for expectant mothers and athletes. In keeping with Gaffney’s mission, only natural and organic massage oils are used.

Whether you suffer from health issues like Gaffney, want peace of mind that you’re putting the purest products on your body, or simply want to do something good for environment at Pure Elements Salon and Wellness Shop you will find natural and organic beauty products and services work as well and better than traditional ones.

By choosing Pure Elements an Organic Salon, you are choosing a healthier and more responsible way to beauty.