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

The Boom Boom Room 2012: Event Photos

September 21 & 22 marked our debut at the Boom Boom Room, a celebrity gifting suite on Emmy Eve! We are so glad to have met all of the attendees—celebrity moms, dads, parents-to-be, and even a few kids! Everyone was incredibly nice and we were able to spread the word about our eco-friendly, refillable, sulfate- and paraben-free products.

Check out photos from the two-day event below, and a bonus video of Constance Marie!

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All images via Twitter (@UseMeProducts and @jayneonimoore).

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

Refill. Reuse. Repeat.

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)

Refill. Reuse. Repeat.

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)

Refill. Reuse. Repeat.

Introducing… HairapyPDX

All of us at Use Me! Products are so excited to welcome HairapyPDX Organic Salon in Portland, Oregon to our family of fabulously eco-conscious salons! We are thrilled to be partnering with Ernest Brooks and we greatly admire his organic color philosophy:

“Using haircolor that is made in the healthiest way for you, is healthier for all of us. Fewer toxic chemicals washing down the drain means less enviromental impact overall. In short: Love each other. Love the earth.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves!

HairapyPDX offers many services, including haircuts, blowouts, color, and even teeth whitening! Check out the full services menu for more information and pricing.

We love that our products are offered at HairapyPDX, and we hope you do too! For more information, visit their website (www.hairapypdx.com) and be sure to “like” HairapyPDX on Facebook and follow @OrganicSalonOR on Twitter. If you live in the greater Portland area, call 503-360-1324 to schedule an appointment today. You can also visit Ernest’s second and larger salon in Northeast Portland, Devine. Check out www.DevineOrganicSalon.com for more information, and stay tuned for our official welcome of Devine next week!

Location: 4460 Southwest Garden Home Road, Portland, OR 97219
Phone: 503-360-1324
Email: ernestdoeshair@gmail.com
Website: www.hairapypdx.com

Refill. Reuse. Repeat.