Green Opal Salon: Caring for You and Mother Earth at The Same Time

At Green Opal Salon their goal is to minimize the impact that their daily practices have and that includes what they use for your hair! The only products they use are cruelty-free and they boast 95% sustainability! You can expect to be pampered with products like Ken Murphy and can add in a spray tan, which is just as sustainable.

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The story of Green Opal Salon

Owner, Renee Dreshaj, had a vision of combining her two passions, which are creating hairstyles and preserving Mother Earth. In 2017, she opened her doors to her dream at 2850 Church Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio.

To preserve Mother Earth, her salon is a Green Circle salon. Every move they make is eco-conscious and strive to keep not just the earth beautiful, but you and your hair too! The salon consistently keeps 95% of their own waste out of landfills. 

Every Green Opal stylist is an enhanced professional. They offer a unique, tailored experience to each person by using techniques according to your hair type and facial structure, leading to the enhancement of your complete image, not just your hair.

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Green Opal Salon wanted to stand out from the crowd by a structure based on equality. They base haircuts on the length and density of your hair for all genders and put forth 5 options to ensure the haircut that best fits your needs.


Here the stylists are up to date on the most current methods therefore the team can cover any color and cut goals you come to them with.


The team at Green Opal Salon takes pride in being able to customize the perfect treatment for each client which can help nourish your hair and scalp, add strength, lock in more moisture, extend the color of your hair or get a little more natural shine.

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The team has been trained by the leading hair extension companies and are able provide pain-free, seamlessly blended installation.

  • Option1: They will add in volume, texture and dimension to your current length.
  • Option 2: They will add a significant amount of length to your natural hair that is at minimum to your collarbone.
  • Option 3: This option is usually necessary if you have thick hair, have a short or blunt cut or have lots of short layers. With option 3 they add volume and length.
  • Option 4: As an alternative option to permanent extensions, you can choose Halo extensions. They offer flexibility, no maintenance plus multiple lengths and density suited for all hair types
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The spray tans that Green Opal Salon offers through The Copper Kitty is 85% sustainable.

How to prepare for a tan with The Copper Kitty:

  • What to do 24 hours prior to your tan: Waxing, massages, nails, shaving etc.
  • What to do the day before: Exfoliate to shed dead skin and prepare skin
  • What not to wear: You should not be wearing any makeup, lotion, deodorant, or perfume
  • What you should wear: loose fitted clothing, dark color clothes, flip flops/thongs
  • What you should not wear: Avoid bras, tight clothing, leggings, light colored clothing, tennis shoes

What to do after your tan:

  • Stay in loose clothes for the required amount of time, also known as “bake time”
  • Hydrate to help skin with the tan
  • Do not participate in any activities that will cause you to sweat excessively (like exercise, swimming and a sauna). You must rinse before doing any of these things. 
  • Make sure you do not apply any types of lotion, body oil or perfume before your designated rinse time  
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The sauna will make you sweat out those toxins! Detoxification through sweat is part of the body’s elimination system and one of the best ways to detox your body.

Infrared Sauna

The joyus infared sauna offers a more enjoyable, less baking-feeling experience. This approach warms the body from within instead of the air around you.

Benefits of an Infared Sauna:

  • Sweat Out Toxins
  • Improve Sleep
  • Increase Metabolism
  • Burn Fat
  • Reduce Stress
  • Reverse Aging
  • Renew Skin
  • Aide in Muscle Repair
  • Fights Inflammation
  • Builds Collagen and Elastin
  • Boosts the Immune System

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