To Get A Head Full of Gorgeous Hair, Be Plum

Bad hair days don’t stand a chance at The Plum Organic Beauty Salon in upper Hayes Valley.  Owned by recent San Francisco transplant Danica Winters, the intimate space tucked away on a residential block near the Panhandle is definitely a hidden eco treasure.

As soon as you walk through the doors, a feeling of calm sets in.  Holding a mug of hot tea, you can settle in on the comfortable couch or take a peek at the various bottles and items displayed on the vintage and earthy furniture.  Everything from the hair products and dyes (free of toxins and ammonia) to the bamboo towels used to dry your hair is organic and eco-conscious.

As with many sustainable enterprises, a certain culture or set of beliefs needs to be sewn into the fabric of the company to fully thrive.  For Danica, this is embodied by her “Be Plum” philosophy, which is to create a fully holistic beauty environment “where your truest beauty is encouraged from within and treated organically from without.”  Her friendliness puts you at ease instantly, and her knowledge and passion for all things natural is, well, natural.  There is nothing forced about this eco beauty business.  She cares about her customers’ health as much as she cares about her own, which is the reason she decided to divert from the path of the typical chemical-filled salon in the first place.

The Plum’s services include haircut, color and style, as well as holistic health counseling options (pantry cleanse, grocery store trip, etc) since Danica is currently enrolled at the Integrative Institute of Nutrition.  I got a great haircut for $75 and am looking forward to making The Plum my salon-on-speed-dial.

They say a good hair stylist is like a therapist, helping bring order from a mop of messy hair and creating happiness and confidence by wielding a pair of scissors and restoring shine and bounce to lackluster strands.  For any woman looking to rock some brilliant highlights or get rid of unsightly split ends, it’s time to take a breath of chemical-free air and Be Plum.

The Plum Organic Beauty Salon is located at 1921 Hayes Street, San Francisco 94117.  The salon is open Mon-Fri by appointment.  For the working girl (or guy), night appointments are available but fill up quickly.  A haircut is $75 and color runs anywhere from $80 (single process) to $155 (for full highlights).  The fastest way to book an appointment is via email.

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