Carbon footprints and climate change aren’t generally top of mind when lathering shampoo in the shower, applying lotion afterwards, or dotting your cheekbones with blush. Fortunately, Aveda products make being an eco-friendly clean and stylish superhero easier than ever.

Known for its commitment to the planet, Aveda makes organic skin, hair and body products, sourced mainly from plants and minimally packaged in recycled materials.

“When you see the Aveda name, you can rest assured you are supporting sustainable, planet friendly initiatives,” states Heather Elliott Bigatel, owner of PuraVida Lifestyle Salon and Spa, the only Aveda salon and spa in Park City. “From using plant-based and post-consumer recycled packaging to naturally derived ingredients to our commitment to not test products on animals, Aveda and PuraVida both believe that protecting the planet and making a profit are mutually achievable goals.”

Bigatel, who opened PuraVida less than a year ago, says she’s not surprised the Park City community has embraced her salon. “Traditionally, coloring your hair was one of the worst things you could do in terms of the environment,” Heather explained. “Hair color involves toxic chemicals that are oft en tested on animals and then end up in our water supply. So when I opened PuraVida, which uses Aveda products exclusively, it was refreshing to see so many men and women call for appointments. Coloring our grays can now be done in a healthy, environmentally responsible way.”

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