Tuesday, February 15, 2011

"Green" salon set to open

As more and more businesses take advantage of an appetite for products that purport to be good for the environment, the number of green options keeps growing in Charlotte.

More sustainable and organic foods are coming next year to a new SouthPark-area Whole Foods (near an EarthFare), the Ritz-Carlton hotel uptown will unveil electric car plug-in stations next week, and a new salon says you'll soon have environmentally-friendly options for your hair.

Salon M2 claims in a press release to be the city's first "high tech, environmentally conscious "green" salon with a reduced carbon footprint." The salon, located at the Village at Robinson farm on Rea Road in the Ballantyne area, opens its doors Saturday, Feb. 19, with an 11 a.m. reception featuring discounts on products and services.

Owners Michele Matkovich and Sarah Mitchell say the salon uses an overhead wiring system that extends the life of blow dryers, biodegradable, non-toxic, aloe-based hair products from Eufora and energy-saving technology such as a tankless water heater and high-efficiency heating and air-conditioning system.

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good to hear. How true is Salon M2's claim? Are there other salons in Charlotte that strive to be environmentally friendly (e.g., closer to Uptown)?