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What’s hair got to do with it? From Russia to St. George, a hand-in-hand journey to create health, beauty

ST. GEORGE – Omsk, Russia, may seem as far removed from Southern Utah as possible, but it was there that Irina Valentine Hansen first set her sights on a career in the hair industry. It was there that her journey began.

Irina Hansen’s ambition was evident from the outset. After completing her training at Vidal Sassoon in Moscow, Russia, looking to give her two daughters a better life, safety and security, in 2001 she made the decision to pick up and move to the United States.

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David and Irina Hansen, San Clemente, Calif., Dec. 29, 2012 | Photo courtesy of Fusion Organic Salon, St. George News

“Leaving everything I had known in Russia, to move to another country where I only knew a few people, was very difficult,” Irina Hansen said. “I started considering moving back to Russia, but I tried to stay strong.”

Through her difficult struggles, a new light emerged, shining a ray of happiness into Irina Hansen’s life, and staying strong would prove to have its rewards.

“That’s when I met David,” Irina Hansen said. “We were so happy together. We still are so happy together.”

Having a love for nature activities and everything Southern Utah has to offer, Irina and David Hansen, an Architect and multidisciplinary artist from Southern California, decided to create and build a life together in St. George … and a new journey began.

Fusion Organic Salon and studio

Inside the new Fusion Organic Salon, St. George, Utah, Nov. 20, 2013 | Photo courtesy of Fusion Organic Salon, St. George News

Inside the new Fusion Organic Salon, St. George, Utah, Nov. 20, 2013 | Photo courtesy of Fusion Organic Salon, St. George News

Some things just go well together – peaches and cream, peanut butter and jelly – there’s a natural fit. When a combination works, it’s easy to recognize the minute it’s seen. The same can be said for Fusion Organic Salon. Merging fashion, design, art and health – one part spa and hair salon, one part vibrantly, eclectic art and gallery space – this new organic salon studio is a truly unique and effortlessly chic boutique.

“Our new, commingled place is unique and it provides the perfect platform for us to broadly share our talents, products and profound happiness that we have found together,” Fusion Organic Salon cofounder David Hansen said.

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David Hansen art gallery space commingled with Fusion Organic Salon, St. George, Utah, Nov. 20, 2013 | Photo courtesy of Fusion Organic Salon, St. George News

Located in downtown St. George, Fusion Organic Salon is a hot spot for trend, health and beauty, offering a multitude of beautification services and creating the ultimate boutique experience for luxury-styling and sophistication.

“The difference between Fusion Organic Salon and other beauty outlets is that we build and maintain close relationships with our clients by providing an all-encompassing health and beauty service and experience,” Irina said.

The organic path to well being

Fusion Organic Salon is a health conscious, toxic-free salon, St. George, Utah, Oct. 22, 2013 | Photo courtesy of Fusion Organic Salon, St. George News

Fusion Organic Salon is a health conscious, toxic-free salon, St. George, Utah, Oct. 22, 2013 | Photo courtesy of Fusion Organic Salon, St. George News

Fusion Organic Salon is a big player in the organic hair industry, in fact they’re the only fully organic hair salon in St. George. With trained and refined eyes, Fusion Organic Salon professionals work with natural products that look amazing on their clients and accentuate their best features.

“Working with hair dyes and chemicals for so many years was causing me health problems,” Irina Hansen said. “I knew there had to be a better way and that I had to try something else for my health and the health of my clients.’’

After receiving a professional, ammonia-free, organic permanent hair color system to try six years ago, Irina Hansen said, she knew she had found a better way.

“I found that organic hair color not only worked as well as chemical hair color, it actually worked better,” she said. “It’s vibrant, rich in color, covers gray and it lasts. Not only are you not sacrificing anything, you’re actually gaining from the richness in nutrients, antioxidants, amino acids and vitamins.”

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Fusion Organic Salon offers organic facials, manicures and pedicures, St. George, Utah, Nov. 20, 2013 | Photo courtesy of Fusion Organic Salon, St. George News

In addition to offering a nontoxic hair coloring solution, all of Fusion Organic Salon’s facials, manicures and pedicures are done with Eminence Organic Skin Care.

In keeping with the theme of complete well-being, the salon offers doTERRA Essential Oils, Isagenix dietary supplements and Kangen Water, a device that filters your tap water and produces ionized alkaline and acidic waters through electrolysis. These waters are used throughout the salon for various purposes, including drinking, beauty treatments and cleaning.

Getting your hair done is a journey, especially if you’re trying something new. At Fusion Organic Salon they have made the journey easier and way more fun, and they are offering you a chance to experience it firsthand at the official grand opening of their new location, Saturday, from 1-6 p.m. The grand opening will feature drawings for prizes and gift baskets, discounted gift certificates, free consultations, food, and a grand prize giveaway of a piece of artwork from the David Hansen Lifestyle Collection.

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A D V E R T O R I A L 

Recap and resources

Fusion Organic Salon Grand Opening New Location

  • When: Saturday, Dec. 14, from 1-6 p.m.

Fusion Organic Salon

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  • Address: 146 North 200 West, St. George
  • Telephone: 435-674-0101
  • Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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