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Environmental Consciousness Drives Virtue Vegan Salon

Virtue Vegan Salon teamTraditional salon products like hair dyes and even shampoos and conditioners often contain ingredients that can be harmful to the health of consumers and the environment. Virtue Vegan Salon, in Columbus, uses only 100 percent vegan products that are free of sulfates and parabens, are never tested on animals and are wrapped in eco-friendly packaging—and they don’t sacrifice style to do it. The salon recently added the Mukha Cosmetics product line, which is 100 percent mineral-based and free of oil, alcohol, fragrance and talc.

Owner Melanie Guzzo believes clients can enjoy a luxurious salon experience that celebrates healthy products, and Virtue’s highly trained staff teaches people how to maintain their beauty standards without harming the environment or relying on toxic chemicals.

From business cards made from reused material to energy-efficient lighting and an eclectic variety of repurposed vintage furniture, the salon is working towards a goal of being a zero-waste facility. All empty tubes and bottles are recycled. Towels are washable and reused. Even hair isn’t wasted, but instead donated to such organizations as Matter of Trust and Locks of Love.

Location: 3333 N. High St. For more information or to make an appointment, call 614-725-2329 or visit

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