plant based & cruelty-free hair studio
Kat began coloring + cutting hair in kitchens & bathrooms at a young age (like many other hairstylists). However, it took her till the age of 23 to embrace hair as a profession & passion. Her stylist in Boulder inspired her to enroll in hairdressing school & promised her an apprenticeship. A week later, she was figuring out the details & paperwork required for this new adventure! While the new art medium was exciting, Kat didn't feel quite like she fit in to the city she lived in. After completing her apprenticeship, she moved to Denver, hoping to find her niche.
During this journey, Kat changed to a vegan diet + lifestyle - which made it even more difficult to find the right place. After visiting local salons to get a feel for the vibe & checking their product lines thoroughly, she discovered the vision in her head didn't exist - yet. Many companies created products that worked well, and some made vegan options or didn't test on animals - but finding great smelling, long lasting, ethically produced, highly concentrated, AND plant based hair color + styling potions was a struggle.
On November 7th, 2014, Ametrine Salon officially opened as a single chair suite salon in Downtown Denver on 16th St Mall.
The first line used at the salon was problematic, until Kat was introduced to Original&Mineral - an Australian based ammonia free color + session styling product line. After a year of exclusively using + carrying O&M, her distributor (Simply Organic Beauty) sent her information about a new line they had brought on from Italy - Oway. Their ethos closely resembles the one Ametrine Salon was built upon - using the highest quality biodynamically/organically grown ingredients, fair trade sourced, never tested on animals, and dispensed in fully recyclable packaging. Both lines are now available for your appointments, with more exciting treatments to come!
After a year of growth on 16th St, the salon moved to a temporary salon space off Larimer until our current location was found!