Apotheclaire: An Environmentally-friendly Twist to Beauty Care

Here’s a great idea for salons… eco-responsible or #Green Circle Salons

Distinctly Downtown

Walking into Apotheclaire is literally a breathe of fresh air –the new eco-responsible salon in Downtown Akron makes natural, organic, and chemically-reduced alternatives their priority.

Unlike most salons, Apotheclaire recycles 98 percent of their waste, such as color leftovers, vinyl gloves, product packaging, and hair. Apotheclaire is part of the Green Circle Salons, which has warehouses that use recycled hair to make oil booms. The oil booms are used to clean up oil spill, and can be reused several times, unlike synthetic booms.

The idea of Apotheclaire began with owner Claire White, who has a long history of being hypersensitive to many chemicals and fragrances. The name Apotheclaire was inspired by the word “apothecary,” which in medial Latin means shopkeeper, creatively combined with Claire’s name.

“I don’t remember a time when I didn’t have some sort of rash or sneeze or actually be in the hospital,” White said. “It’s something I’ve had…

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