Mon-Fri, 11am-6:30pm; Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, closed
C, E at Spring St.
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The best thing about walking into John Masters Organics has to be the smell—a delectable mix of organic herbs, fruits, and oils that comprise Masters’ award-winning, all-natural hair and skincare product line. What began as a modest three-chair salon in 1994 has evolved into a bustling ten-chair operation, and the only clean-air salon in the city—which means they use no harsh chemical treatments, like perms or relaxers. Full-length antique mirrors, hardwood floors, a rock waterfall, and the intoxicating smell of Masters’ products impart a sense of laid-back charm, not unlike the man himself, who can often be seen working the busy floor. After being greeted by the resident pup, clients change into oversized cotton t-shirts before settling into a relaxing scalp massage and wash. The diverse team of stylists, all of whom specialize in both cuts and color, have been handpicked from top salons throughout the US and Europe. All hair color is herb- or clay-based and ammonia-free, ideal for expecting moms and clients with sensitive skin. The 45-minute Shiatsu Scalp & Hair Treatment includes an amazing head-neck-shoulder massage, essential oil application, and hair steam; it leaves tresses feeling restored and luxurious, and smelling great.Extra
Masters’ dog, Maya, is usually on hand to keep clients charmed; her soft, fragrant fur is a testament to the results of her owner’s all-natural canine shampoo, Amber’s Organic Lavender Doggiewash.
Indoor surfing, spinning lovefests, a luxurious pig-placenta facial, and more.