Raven Odion, stylist and owner of RavensHair Non-Toxic Studio, offers all-natural beauty care in the Methow Valley. Located 8 miles south of Twisp at 12 Ross Road, Odion’s sun-filled studio offers views of the mountains with a quiet relaxing atmosphere.
“I’ve had people fall asleep in the chair,” she said.
Odion offers shampoo, conditioning and a cut for $20 to $35. She also offers non-toxic hair color foils and balayage — a freehand color painting technique that provides a blended natural look. Color treatments are priced $65 to $125.
RavensHair salon uses Oway agricosmetics. Oway is located on an organic farm in Italy that grows and produces all of its products on site, for a “zero-miles” production line from start to finish. The plant runs on renewable energy sources, and the products are packaged in glass and aluminum — reducing the overall environmental footprint. Oway colors include natural tones and fashion colors. The treatment has no chemical smell, and hair feels soft and healthy. The permanent color lasts as long as traditional chemical treatments.
Odion uses “Paper Not Foil” foils for color application. The washable and reusable paper-like strips are made from stone. When they reach the end of their usability, Paper Not Foil strips naturally break down in the landfill.
“These are better than foil, it does not slip from hair,” like regular foils do, Odion said.
Odion opened RavensHair Non-Toxic Hair Salon because of her own sensitivity to chemicals, her reactions include trouble breathing, nausea, headaches and other troublesome physical symptoms. Cosmetology school was a real challenge because of the amount of chemicals used in traditional hair treatments. Odion had resigned herself to the idea of being a barber to avoid chemical-rich salons, but then she discovered a quality organic product line that worked well, and allowed her to live her environmental values.
“Having my own salon allows me to work in a non-toxic environment,” that Odion is grateful to share with clients. Because of her sensitivity to perfumes and dyes, she requests that clients leave scented body products and fragrant laundry at home before entering the studio.
Contact Odion at (509) 341-4900. RavensHair Non-Toxic Studio also offers hair and skin care products in sustainable packaging.