WAITE PARK -- The planet is just as import as your hair style at a new salon in Waite Park.

Arbor Hair Studio opened earlier this month in the former Cost Cutters location. Michelle Meier is the salon's owner.

Meier studied cosmetology at the Model College of Hair Design as well as business at St. Cloud State University. She has been working independently for nearly 10 years as a cosmetologist .

Meier says at her salon, it's not only about getting that perfect haircut or trying a new color but also about the environment. Arbor Hair Studio is the first certified, Greencircle Salon in central Minnesota.

Through Greencircle, Arbor Hair Studio can recycle just about everything. Including, papers, plastics, aerosol cans, used foils with hair color still on them and even left over color can be recycled.

"We just take the color byproduct, put it in a container and we are also able to ship that off." -Meier

And being environmentally friendly doesn't affect which services the salon can provide.

"We offer haircuts, colors, perms [and] waxing." -Meier

Arbor Hair Studio also does updos and accommodates large groups such as bridal parties.  The salon has eight chairs, Meier says she is looking for more stylists to join her team. If you are interested in applying call 320-230-8890.

Arbor Hair Studio is open Tuesday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday, by appointment only.

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