Owner & Stylist
Rachel Scanlon is the owner & founder of Restoration Beauty, the first organic salon to open its doors in Grants Pass. She uses Organic Color Systems, a luxury line of professional color & other hair products that are USDA certified organic, paraben-free, ammonia-free, toluene-free, and formaldehyde-free, making it better not just for you but also for Mother Nature! Rachel has been in the hair industry here in Grants Pass since 2006, but began researching organic products after her own cancer scare in 2011. She discovered the dangers of harmful substances found in most traditional beauty products that our bodies absorb through our skin & scalp, as well as breathing through the air while at the salon. “I didn’t want to give up my passion of hairdressing, but wanted safer products for myself and my clients. I discovered how dangerous the chemicals I worked with every day really were. For example parabens, which are often used as a preservative in many shampoos and styling products, are being found in breast cancer tumors. I wanted to provide a non-toxic environment, a haven for health savvy people that don’t want to forgo beauty treatments, but don’t want to be exposed to toxic chemicals in the process.” Rachel says. Thus the salon was born in April of 2014. “I now help people in remission re-growing their hair after chemo, those who stopped going to salons because they would get migraines or become very sick after having their hair colored, or people with extreme skin sensitivities. My job has become extremely rewarding, and I love providing this service for our community. The products I use are not only safe, they provide amazing results. They leave the hair soft, healthy, shiny, and full of life. The color lasts just as long as traditional color and provides excellent grey coverage. I am very thankful to have found Organic Color Systems.”
Rachel also carries local handmade beauty products from Mother Earth Beauty Bar & Evan’s Creek Botanicals and offers classes on Doterra essential oils as well as selling them in the salon. When she’s not at the salon she is enjoying raising chickens and her garden with her husband and two children at their home. Much of the décor in the salon is reclaimed furniture restored by herself and her husband. You’ll often find their treasures and hand crafted items for sale in the salon.
Now you’re probably thinking that all of these high-end organic products must come at a high-end price, but surprisingly enough, they don’t! Rachel wants non-toxic hair care to be affordable to everyone in Grants Pass and is confident that once people give organic hair care a try, they’ll never go back. Haircuts are just $25 for women, $17 for men & kids & color starts at just $55. Call Rachel today at 541-787-1947 to schedule your appointment!