Mint green the ‘in’ color for Earth Month on the Eastside

Ladies — looking to do something nice for the environment on Earth Day, April 24? How about a visit to the salon?

Stylist Holly Aronson and client Alyssa Moser at the newly opened Mint Salon and Spa in Issaquah.

Stylist Holly Aronson and client Alyssa Moser at the newly opened Mint Salon and Spa in Issaquah.

Ladies — looking to do something nice for the environment on Earth Day, April 24? How about a visit to the salon?

While most people wouldn’t think that pampering your hair, nails and skin qualified as environmental activism, at, one good turn deserves another.

The staff at Mint, which opened last month at 68 East Sunset Way, knows that, as a business, they have a responsibility to the environment, and are always conscious of treating it with care and respect.

And these are not just idle words. Owned and operated by Eastside mother of three Erin Buehler, Mint has joined with beauty product supplier, Aveda, in an effort to cut stormwater pollution in Washington.

Mint is one of a number of Eastside salons which contribute to the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, an advocacy group working to reduce the stormwater pollution that is threatening Puget Sound and the rivers, streams, estuaries, and bays in western Washington.

Buehler said she has been working to ensure her new salon will be equipped with the newest, most modern, healthiest and environmentally-friendly services and products available.

“I think it is fantastic that salon owners all over the state are helping to keep our waters clean,” she said. “Puget Sound, and our rivers and streams, are a big part of what make’s living in the Northwest so great, and runoff from pollution is threatening them. I am pleased that our local salon is able to help out with the great work that Puget Soundkeeper Alliance is doing.”

Each year during the month of April, Earth Month, Aveda and their partner salons raise funds for organizations that address environmental issues around the world.

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