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Top Five Green Salons and Spas

These ecofriendly spots use natural products and environmentally friendly practices.

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John Masters Organics Salon.  

Wink Eco Beauty Bar
602 Vanderbilt Ave., nr. St. Marks Ave., Prospect Heights, Brooklyn; 718-230-3443
This ecofriendly nail salon and spa was built using reclaimed wood and low-wattage, energy-efficient lighting. The selection of OPI and Zoya polishes is free of DBP, toluene, and formaldehyde, and body treatments and facials incorporate the all-natural Farmaesthetics line. For hard-core conservationists, the spa offers waterless pedicures.

Great Jones Spa
29 Great Jones St., nr. Lafayette St.; 212-505-3185
Facials at this slick spa use organic products from cult brands like Alkaitis and Naturopathica, while the body treatments coat, scrub, and wrap skin in natural ingredients like tropical nut oils, Moroccan mint tea, coffee, and wild-cherry-blossom rice. Post-treatment, clients nosh on salads, wraps, and organic smoothies at the juice bar next door.

ION Studio
41 Wooster St., nr. Broome St.; 212-343-9060
This minimalist tri-level salon was built from 85 percent recycled materials (including custom-made chairs) and runs completely on wind-powered electricity. The green-minded stylists favor natural hair-care lines like Davines and Raula, whose products are made from ingredients indigenous to the Amazonian rain forest.

John Masters Organics
77 Sullivan St, nr. Spring St.; 212-343-9590
This nature-inspired space is the only clean-air salon in the city, forgoing harsh chemical treatments like perms or relaxers. Instead, stylists use ammonia-free herb- or clay-based dyes and the organic in-house product line, which blends fruits, herbs, and essential oils. Back in 2008, Masters renovated the small ecogarden where customers chat on shaded benches while waiting for their highlights to process.

Sweet Lily Natural Nail Spa & Boutique
222 W. Broadway, nr. Franklin St.; 212-925-5441
This shabby chic nail salon shuns acrylics for more organic treatments, like formaldehyde-free polishes and all-natural skin-softening potions that are made fresh daily. The spot favors sweet-smelling, old-school remedies like warm milk, honey, and almond-oil moisturizers and exfoliating scrubs made from crushed walnuts or citrus and sugar.


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