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Hairdresser, Ariana Marie

Ariana Marie has been a passionate hairdresser since January 2016. She is a Colorado native who holds a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from the University of Colorado. Ariana also accrued many years of experience in culinary management, before attending the Aveda Institute Denver. 

Ariana was drawn to hairdressing for the creativity and ability to positively effect and connect with her local community. During her education at the Aveda Institute, it became apparent there were many flaws in the beauty industry that traditional salons were unwilling to address. When Ariana found The Organic Salon, she realized the environmental impacts of the salon industry could be lessened through innovative approaches, such as, using the cleanest professional products like  Organic Colour Systems and participation in programs such as Greencircle Salons recycling &  Scraps bicycle-powered composting solutions . 

Ariana is also passionate about education.  She has received advanced cutting and color education from various Master Stylists, including Aveda Educators Luis Gonzalez and Carrie Bellus, Wella Brand Ambassador Michael Gallegos and L’Oreal Professional’s Randa Rivera & Chelsea James of Forma Collective Salon, Jayne Matthews of Edo Salon, She also spent many months as Alyssa’s Apprentice at The Organic Salon. This time allowed Ariana to learn Organic Colour Systems thoroughly and master many formulating & application techniques. Ariana looks forward to continuing her education and utilizing Organic Colour Systems to bring beautiful, healthy hair to the clients of The Organic Salon.


Owner & Master Hairdresser, Alyssa Housh   Alyssa has been a professional hairstylist for almost 17 years. After completing her Bachelor's of Environmental Studies & Sustainability in 2011, she considered leaving the salon industry. Although she continued to love many aspects of the profession, she had come to realize its overwhelmingly negative human health and environmental impacts. Upon reflection, Alyssa realized she would have no impact on the industry by simply removing herself. BUT, she COULD have a positive impact if she combined her  passions  - the  salon industry  and the  environment .  "It has become my passion to reduce the negative impacts of this industry. There are safer, more natural products available that produce impressively beautiful results! My education retrained my brain to see the environmental and human health impacts in every aspect of our lives. The gaps were especially obvious when I looked at the beauty industry. It was the combination of better products and more sustainable business practices that clicked for me. All of the sudden my completely mismatched experience was harmonious. I knew I'd found my life's true journey. Carving my own path allows me to build my business to reflect all my  passions . I'm blessed to incorporate  education  and  giving back  into my business model as well."  To honor her love of  education , Alyssa regularly attends advances technical trainings, business courses and simply surrounds herself with like-minded people to advance her knowledge. Alyssa also spent over a year learning directly from the Organic Colour Systems' Global and North America Head Salon Mentors in the hopes of becoming a Salon Mentor herself. She was officially welcomed as an Organic Colour Systems Salon Mentor in March of 2016! Salon Mentors provide direct educational support for fellow Organic Colour Systems' stylists across North America. Salon Mentors - a small, prestigious team considered experts who have passed the rigorous training needed to provide education to other industry leaders.  Finally, Alyssa loves  giving back  by offering her professional skills and life experience to help individuals and awesome nonprofits. The Organic Salon volunteers their time with amazing local nonprofits, organizations, and companies doing work we are passionate about. In 2019, The Organic Salon has decided to extend these volunteer opportunities to involve our clients. Check the “Events” Highlight on our Instagram page to stay up to date on upcoming volunteer opportunities.  Alyssa has also spent the past two years teaching cosmetology part-time at Emily Griffith Technical College.  "I'm so very grateful for the opportunities this industry has provided me. My gratitude has lead me to expand my passion of education to help prepare the next generation of hairdressers. Emily Griffith's personal vision aligned with mine so perfectly, it seemed like the most obvious fit. "

Owner & Master Hairdresser, Alyssa Housh

Alyssa has been a professional hairstylist for almost 17 years. After completing her Bachelor's of Environmental Studies & Sustainability in 2011, she considered leaving the salon industry. Although she continued to love many aspects of the profession, she had come to realize its overwhelmingly negative human health and environmental impacts. Upon reflection, Alyssa realized she would have no impact on the industry by simply removing herself. BUT, she COULD have a positive impact if she combined her passions - the salon industry and the environment.

"It has become my passion to reduce the negative impacts of this industry. There are safer, more natural products available that produce impressively beautiful results! My education retrained my brain to see the environmental and human health impacts in every aspect of our lives. The gaps were especially obvious when I looked at the beauty industry. It was the combination of better products and more sustainable business practices that clicked for me. All of the sudden my completely mismatched experience was harmonious. I knew I'd found my life's true journey. Carving my own path allows me to build my business to reflect all my passions. I'm blessed to incorporate education and giving back into my business model as well."

To honor her love of education, Alyssa regularly attends advances technical trainings, business courses and simply surrounds herself with like-minded people to advance her knowledge. Alyssa also spent over a year learning directly from the Organic Colour Systems' Global and North America Head Salon Mentors in the hopes of becoming a Salon Mentor herself. She was officially welcomed as an Organic Colour Systems Salon Mentor in March of 2016! Salon Mentors provide direct educational support for fellow Organic Colour Systems' stylists across North America. Salon Mentors - a small, prestigious team considered experts who have passed the rigorous training needed to provide education to other industry leaders.

Finally, Alyssa loves giving back by offering her professional skills and life experience to help individuals and awesome nonprofits. The Organic Salon volunteers their time with amazing local nonprofits, organizations, and companies doing work we are passionate about. In 2019, The Organic Salon has decided to extend these volunteer opportunities to involve our clients. Check the “Events” Highlight on our Instagram page to stay up to date on upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Alyssa has also spent the past two years teaching cosmetology part-time at Emily Griffith Technical College.

"I'm so very grateful for the opportunities this industry has provided me. My gratitude has lead me to expand my passion of education to help prepare the next generation of hairdressers. Emily Griffith's personal vision aligned with mine so perfectly, it seemed like the most obvious fit. "