Your Guide to Organic Hairdressers in Stockholm

Are you looking for an organic hairdresser in Stockholm? Then you've come to the right place. As consumers become increasingly environmentally conscious and place higher demands on sustainability, the number of organic hairdressers in Stockholm has skyrocketed. In this guide, we explain the reasons why you may choose an organic hairdresser, what a ‘Green Salon’ is, and also list the best organic hair salons in Stockholm.

Why Choose an Organic Hairdresser?

There are many reasons for choosing an organic hairdresser, however, it all boils down to the fact that it’s good for both people and our planet. Contact allergy to permanent hair dyes is a widespread problem among consumers as well as hairdressers who handle hair dye in their day-to-day work. This is because permanent hair dyes contain the highly allergenic substances paraphenylenediamine (PPD) and 2,5-toluenediamine (2,5-TDA).

To avoid allergic reactions and scalp tension as a result of hypersensitivity to the allergenic substances, it is good to go to an organic hairdresser. They work with natural products without harmful chemicals. What many people don’t know is that you actually can achieve the same results with organic treatments as with traditional ones, even when it comes to lightening your hair. The only things that differ are the working technique and the products used.

What Is a ‘Green Hairdresser’?

A ‘Green Salon’ is a certification a salon can obtain by meeting certain criteria. Among other things, all hairdressers at the salon must undergo training in organic hair care and must not use certain specific harmful chemicals. There are also demands on the salon's waste management as well as energy and water consumption. If you want to know more about all the criteria that must be met, you can visit Green Salon's website.

Organic Hair Salons in Stockholm

Green Heads

Green Heads Green Heads is a hairdressing chain founded in 2016 by Maria Hellström, and was one of Stockholm's first salons to obtain the ‘Green Salon’ certification. The brand operates three venues at Södermalm, Östermalm, and in Vasastan.

Green Heads offers the same services as a traditional salon does, but in a more healthy and sustainable fashion. Services include cutting, coloring, styling, extensions, and balayage. All treatments include shampooing with a relaxing and pleasant head massage.

Ekofrisörerna

Ekofrisörerna

Ekofrisörerna is a small salon located in Vasastan. They use organic plant dye which is completely natural and consists of plants and herbs that are mixed with warm water. Treatments include cutting, plant dyeing, color washing, and cleansing with volcanic clay. Ekofrisörerna also provides training and courses to become an organic hairdresser.

Friekosor

Friekosör

Friekosör is a natural and plant-based salon at Södermalm founded in 2001 by hairdresser Lena Hellman. Services include cutting, plant dyeing and styling. Friekosör also educates other hairstylists in plant dyeing.

Clean Organics

Clean Organics

Clean Organics is an organic hairdresser located at Kungsholmen. They give you naturally beautiful hair with the help of herbal and plant dyes that are completely free of chemicals. For those of you who want to lighten your hair, they also work with clay dye. Treatments include cutting, coloring washes, coloring/lightening, and highlights.

Hårsvallet

Hårsvallet

Hårsvallet is an organic hairdresser with two salons at Södermalm. Both salons have a holistic approach to sustainability with everything from herbal dyes to organic drinks, and eco-labelled electricity. Popular services include color washing, coloring with herbs, and lightening and cleansing with clay. All treatments include a relaxing shiatsu massage.

OAS

OAS

OAS, which stands for Organic Art Stockholm, is a cozy organic hair salon in Gamla Stan that works with plant dyes. It houses a skilled team of four hairdressers with extensive experience in organic hair care. Treatments include cutting as well as coloring and lightening with clay.

Ecohair

Ecohair

Ecohair is located at Kungsholmen, and is one of few salons to have received the ‘Green Salon’ certification. Ecohair uses herbal and plant dyes for hair coloring, and natural clay mixed with pure hydrogen peroxide to lighten the hair. Services include cutting, coloring, highlights, hair and bridal sets. All treatments include a nice and relaxing massage during the shampooing. If interested, you can buy your own organic hair dye from the salon.