a New Beginning is an Aveda Lifestyle Salon and Day Spa committed to participating in Aveda’s responsible business practices concerning our planet for a healthier lifestyle, environment and future. Every Aveda product is created using advanced plant technology and formulated with pure plant essences without animal testing. Our Aveda-trained Lifestyle Salon and Spa Team provides hair, skin, cosmetic and body wellness services exclusively using Aveda products, starting the moment a guest enters a New Beginning Salon and Spa.
True Quality and Team Commitment
Unlike other salons and spas, we practice the highest form of team service. This means that the skills of our entire team are available to you. We encourage you to visit with more than one team member to ensure you will always have the time and day that works best for your schedule. Meeting your service needs is our top priority.
To ensure consistent service quality and technical skills, each and every team member must complete our in-salon skill certification program. That means that you can always have confidence and peace of mind, knowing that you are in the talented hands of a skilled-certified team member. You will always have a fresh perspective, and you will always receive the utmost in true quality service and attention -guaranteed.
Our Environmental Vocabulary
Throughout the design and construction of our salon and spa we have focused on environmentally conscious choices of building materials. Our focus on environmentalism supports a New Beginning’s mission and values.
What is wheatboard?
Wheatboard is a distinctive composite material that is created from a rapidly renewable resource, wheat-straw. No out-gassing solvents, such as urea formaldehyde, are added during the manufacturing process, thus the material emits no VOCs into your workplace, home or the atmosphere.
Why is bamboo considered eco–friendly?
Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on the planet. It takes between three and five years to be ready to harvest, compared to 30-50 years for its hardwood counterparts. It can grow without pesticides or chemicals. It is totally degradable and regenerates on its own. It is a wonderfully versatile material that can be made into hundreds of products ranging from gorgeous hardwood flooring to sturdy furniture to luxuriously soft towels and clothing fabric.
Cork floors: A green alternative to traditional flooring.
Cork has proven to be among the best floor covering for those who are looking for an environmentally-friendly flooring product. Cork floors are manufactured from the bark of cork oak trees grown in the Mediterranean. It is harvested carefully by hand to ensure the health of individual trees. The bark grows back, ready to be harvested in the next nine years. The texture turns out to become smoother after every harvest.
Eco–friendly shelving: Recycled aluminum and wheatboard.
Our retail product shelving was manufactured by NOVVO, a Canadian-based company committed to using only the very best renewable, recyclable, and environmentally-sustainable materials in design.
Eco-friendly lighting: A bright idea!
Compact fluorescent light bulbs have several advantages over incandescent light bulbs: They last from 8-10 times longer, use about 75% less energy, and produce 90% less heat while delivering more light per watt. Replacing one incandescent light bulb with an energy saving CFL bulb reduced carbon monoxide emission to the atmosphere by 1,000 pounds.
What is reclaimed lumber?
Woodworkers and artisans make quality cabinets, furniture, flooring and beams from lumber that has been reclaimed from old buildings. Wood pieces that would otherwise be destroyed are taken and repurposed for greener living and preservation. Using reclaimed lumber can allow raw resources and existing timber to be saved.
Recycled soda bottle carpet.
Recycled carpet is made from recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET). PET plastic is usually found in plastic soda bottles. About 40 two-liter soda bottles are recycled per square yard of carpeting.
Low VOC paint.
Indoor air is three times more polluted than outdoor air according to the EPA, and paints and finishes are among the leading causes, as they release low level toxic emissions into the air for years after application. The source of these toxins is a variety of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which, until recently, were essential to the performance of the paint.