New Filling Station in San Francisco!

Hey, San Franciscans, guess what? MaduSalon now has the only Use Me Filling Station in the SFB area! You can refill your cleansers and moisturizers right in the salon, located at 300 Divisadero Street. We are so excited that Madu is helping us save the world, one shampoo bottle at a time—stop by today to join us in our eco-chic mission!

For more information, visit their website (www.madusalon.com) and be sure to “like” MaduSalon on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

Location: 300 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone: 415-626-4782
Email: madusalon@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.madusalon.com

Introducing… LMG Studio

Use Me! Refill. Reuse. Repeat. is excited to announce that LMG Studio in Beverly Hills, California has one of our trademarked Filling Stations! You can now refill and reuse your empty cleanser and moisturizer bottles at the salon on 157 North La Cienega.

LMG Studio is “the premiere beauty salon in Beverly Hills” and offers a full menu of services including coloring, styling, eyelash and hair extensions, makeup, waxing, and nail services.

For more information, visit their website (www.lmgstudio.net) and be sure to follow LMG Studio on Facebook and Twitter. Call (310) 854-5445 to schedule an appointment today!

Location: 157 N. La Cienega Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: (310) 854-5445
Email: laurent@lmgstudio.net / maurice@lmgstudio.net / garry@lmgstudio.net
Website: www.lmgstudio.net

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Introducing… James Olin Salon

Use Me! Products is proud to welcome James Olin Salon to our family of eco-conscious salons! We are thrilled to be partnering with Andrea Slayton (the owner) and her staff who have the passion, experience, and talent to make you “love your hair… love your salon.”

James Olin Salon offers several services, including styling, color, treatments, texture, and facial waxing. Check out the full services menu for more information and pricing.

You can now purchase our products at James Olin Salon, and a Use Me Filling Station will be coming in early 2013! For more information, visit their website (www.jamesolinsalon.net) and be sure to “like” James Olin Salon on Facebook. If you live near the West Lebanon area, call (603) 790-8024 to schedule an appointment today!

Location: Colonial Plaza, 5 Airport Road, Suite 8, West Lebanon, NH 03784
Phone: (603) 790-8024
Email: Andrea@JamesOlinSalon.com
Website: www.jamesolinsalon.net

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The Boom Boom Room 2012: Celebrity Tweets

We were absolutely thrilled to be invited to this year’s Boom Boom Room, a pre-Emmy Awards gifting suite for celebrity parents. Our eco-friendly products were very well-received, and everyone we met was so gracious and truly interested in our refill, reuse, repeat philosophy. A big thanks to everyone who stopped by The Boom Boom Room—it was great to meet you! And check out some of the celebrity tweets from our weekend!

All images are screenshots from our Twitter feed. Source: @UseMeProducts.

Introducing… MaduSalon

All of us on the Use Me team are so excited to welcome MaduSalon in San Francisco to our family of eco-conscious salons! We are absolutely thrilled to partner with a fabulous salon that specializes in curly hair, especially since Use Me was founded by a curly girl!

MaduSalon is a full service salon, offering haircuts, color, styling (including updos, extensions, and curl styling), waxing, skin detoxes, and cosmetic services. Check out the full services menu for more information.

We love that our products are now sold at MaduSalon, and soon, you’ll be able to refill your cleansers and moisturizers there too! For more information, visit their website (www.madusalon.com) and be sure to “like” MaduSalon on Facebook. Check out their Tumblr blog, too! If you live in the San Francisco area, call 415-626-4782 to schedule an appointment today!

Location: 300 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone: 415-626-4782
Email: madusalon@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.madusalon.com

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Eco-Chic Tip of the Week: Wash Wisely

While single-use synthetic cleansing wipes might be convenient, they’re not exactly eco-friendly. And as you know, anything that ends up in landfills or the Pacific Garbage Patch concerns us. Instead of contributing to the mess, try using a washcloth made from bamboo fibers or hemp. These organic fibers are a renewable resource that are not only gentle on your skin, but the earth too!

If you’re a frequent traveler or often find yourself in need of cleansing cloths, you can also spring for an earth-friendly option like WOTNOT’s facial wipes. They are 100% biodegradable and compostable, made with organic ingredients, and fragrance free.

 

(tip courtesy of Self.com) (image via The Body Shop)

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Introducing… On The Fringe Hair Studio

The Use Me! Products team is happy to announce the addition of On The Fringe Hair Studio to our eco-friendly family! We are so excited to partner with Tina Palmer and her wonderful staff. Located in Vancouver, Washington, On The Fringe Hair Studio is “defined by [their] excellent quality of work and customer service.”

On The Fringe offers tons of services, including several color services, straightening, extensions, haircuts, and several esthetics services and facials. Check out their full services menu on Facebook for more information and pricing.

We love that our products are offered at On The Fringe Hair Studio, and we hope you do too! For more information, visit On The Fringe’s Google+ page and “like” them on Facebook. If you live in the Vancouver area, call 360-944-4497 to schedule an appointment today!

Location: 316 Southeast 123rd Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98683
Phone: 360-944-4497
Email: onthefringe3@gmail.com

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Eco-Chic Tip of the Week: Reevaluate Your Razor

You’ve heard us talk about the Pacific Garbage Patch and the importance of reusing and refilling shampoo bottles, but what about the other items in your shower?

According to Recyclebank.com, “two billion disposable, plastic razors are purchased each year!” We suggest exploring hair removal methods that are much more eco-friendly, such as waxing at a salon, or even epilation.

If waxing’s not your thing, you may consider less wasteful options like a rechargeable razor or a recycled one: check out the Preserve Triple Razor, made entirely out of recycled yogurt cups! It’s under $9, and there are tons of colors to choose from. It’s time to Schick it to the Man and reevaluate our wasteful hair removal methods!

(eco-friendly tip courtesy of Recyclebank) (image via Preserve)

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Eco-Chic Tip of the Week: Naturally Fight Frizz

Not all of us are blessed with frizz-free hair—in fact, most of us are not! Whether you’ve got a whole head of frizz, or just a few inconveniently placed fuzzies, you can tame your mane by using one natural ingredient: jojoba oil!

Jojoba oil is a liquid wax from the seed of the jojoba plant, and works moisturizing wonders in dry or heat-damaged hair. Apply a small amount (just a couple drops!) to wet hair and let sit for about 20 minutes. To allow the jojoba oil to penetrate the hair, wrap your hair in a shower cap and towel, as this will retain the heat from your scalp.

Afterward, just cleanse twice with a holistic shampoo, so as not to reverse the nourishment you just provided your hair! Try Use Me‘s cleanser for fine or dry/coarse hair.

(tip courtesy of Cosmopolitan) (image via Cat Cat)

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Eco-Chic Tip of the Week: Natural Makeup Brush Cleaners

Since unwashed makeup brushes can harbor breakout-causing bacteria, it’s a good idea to lather them up on a regular basis. Unfortunately, many commercial brush cleaners can contain harsh chemicals, so stick to gentle, non-toxic cleansers. Many beaut-istas swear by pure castile soap, such as Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps (which are USDA certified organic and certified Fair Trade!).

You could also try these recipes that will extend the life of your brushes and your skin:

  • Witch hazel, lavender oil, and tea tree oil, as seen in this video.
  • Olive oil, liquid castile soap, and vinegar, as seen on Crunchy Betty.

Or this concoction courtesy of EcoBeautySecrets.com:

You may also be interested in reading Organic Authority’s A Thing of Beauty: 5 Reasons to Use Synthetic Makeup Brushes, which explains that many makeup brushes are not vegan or even cruelty free!

(image via Clumps of Mascara and Eco Beauty Secrets)

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