The Switch: Hair Salons

6 Organic NYC hair salons to get your hair did the healthy way.

The Switch: Hair Salons

With all the registering, planning and, um, growing that you’re doing, we know that you’ve got your hands full. But now that you’ve learned that toxin elimination should be at the top of your pregnancy list, we want to ease your worries by telling you, “YES!” hair salons with less toxins do exist. In fact, we’ve heard women rave about blowouts and colors they’ve had done at certain spots. Who knew?

Here’s our quick list of NYC hair salons that find it important to carry only products with the best for you and your babe. One might be closer to you than you think.

Hale Organic Salon


We first got introduced to Hale through our in-the-know gal pals Randi Zinn and Fashionable Hostess, who threw an event here this summer, and we knew we liked it from the moment we walked in. Maybe it’s the gorgeous repurposed decor or it could be all the smiling faces. Or maybe, just maybe, it’s the something in the air...or not. Hale is a “clean-air salon,” meaning you won’t ever find even a spritz of hairspray being sprayed here. They've got a special room designated for that. Seriously. Find out more here.



I may be opening a can of worms here, but this is my neighborhood gem. Launched in 2009 by Jess Stover and her husband Bradley Pierce, Adelaide is as welcoming as they come. All products are organic--including Simply Organics and Cold Spring Apothecary--and work wonders. Hair cuts are on point, and we love the succulent filled corner windows too. More about Adelaide here.

John Masters Organics

South Village

John Masters is like the godfather of the organic hair care industry. He’s been creating products with your health in mind for over 20 years. Take a load off and get an shiatzu hair & scalp treatment. You won’t know what hit you. Visit them here.

Yarok Beauty kitchen


If you’re looking for a calming experience--and who isn’t--then Yarok Beauty Kitchen is for you. Mordechai Alvow creates unique blends of essential oils and modern technology for everyone. You’ll feel more like you’re watching a chef or scientist when he mixes your hair color in beakers, and you’ll feel good knowing that everything he uses is good for you...and the earth. Hair and sensory scalp treatments a must here as well. More about Yarok here.

James Corbett Studio


This conveniently located hair studio and beauty boutique is notorious for its organic hair color system and serene garden. We also can’t help but champion an establishment that provides free holistic healing, wellness and beauty services to cancer patients and their caretakers. More about James Corbett Studio here.

Smart Hair Studio

South Slope

This south Brooklyn salon knows that no two heads are alike. Not only do they look at your type of hair but also your lifestyle (low upkeep, please!). And if it's hair straightening you're really jonesin' for once baby gets here, Smart Hair Studio offers an organic keratin in addition to certified organic coloring. Find out more here.

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