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The Lotus Room blossoms as only Green Circle certified salon on the Treasure Coast

Full-Service Organic Hair Salon Focuses on Sustainability within the Beauty Industry

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The Lotus Room stylists (front row) Alexa Doodian; Becca Fiske, owner; Autumn Apruzzese; (back row) Christine Doyle and Carolyn Albertson

Stuart, Fla. – With deep roots in Martin County, a passion for hair care, and a vision to create an environment that was unlike a typical salon, Becca Fiske opened The Lotus Room in the fall of 2013 — an organic-based, full service hair studio. Located in downtown Stuart, The Lotus Room is the only certified Green Circle Salon on the Treasure Coast and one of 10 throughout Florida. Nearly 95 percent of its salon waste is recycled or repurposed, keeping it out of landfills and waterways.

Becca had a knack for styling hair for as long as she can remember. "It was something I enjoyed doing and had a natural talent for, but I never imagined I would ever own a salon," said Becca.

Becca's passion led her to pursue cosmetology school at Indian River State College. Upon completion, she spent the bulk of her early career training and taking many continuing education classes with Aveda where she honed her skills and spent five years training with well-known industry professionals.

It didn't take long for Becca to realize the fast paced, highly competitive culture of the industry wasn't in alignment with her core values. "I wanted to cultivate a healthy, positive and nurturing environment that was both professional and relaxing, with a focus on environmental sustainability," she explained. Becca turned her dream into a reality six years ago when she opened The Lotus Room as a one woman operation using only organic products.

As her business grew so did her family, and in June of 2015 Becca and her husband Jason welcomed a son, Sheriff Fiske. "Being a mother has made me much more aware of social and environmental issues, and has inspired me to increase my efforts both professionally and personally to ensure a greener future for the next generation," said Becca.

Becca spent three years establishing her small salon and fostering relationships with her clients while raising her son. Business blossomed. It grew so much that she needed a larger space and in the summer of 2016, The Lotus Room moved to its current location at 612 S. Colorado Ave. in downtown Stuart. Her one woman salon grew to a staff of five professionally trained, environmentally conscious stylists. Her employees contribute to the culture of The Lotus Room and she deeply values her relationships with them.

Becca dedicates her time and talents to cultivating a positive salon atmosphere and a more sustainable environment. By undertaking the certification of becoming a Green Circle Salon, items such as blow dryers, batteries, gloves, plastic caps, foils, color tubes, and even hair are all recycled. Some waste is repurposed and transformed into pet bedding and oil booms, which are floating barriers that help contain hazardous chemicals and prevent them from entering waterways.

As for the future of The Lotus Room, Becca aspires to spread environmentally friendly practices within the beauty industry which is what motivated her to become a regional educator with the color distributor, Simply Organic. She continues to improve her skills by taking classes that range from makeup, to hair cutting, to hair color application and theory. She is also becoming increasingly involved in giving back to the community, donating gift baskets and certificates to local nonprofit organizations and collecting school supplies for the House of Hope's Tools for Schools Drive.

In 2019, The Lotus Room's Green Circle Salon certification earned them recognition from the nonprofit environmental organization Keep Martin Beautiful which honored them with an Environmental Stewardship Award for their recycling efforts. It was another satisfying moment for Becca, whose favorite book to read with her son is Dr. Seuss's The Lorax. The book focuses on the plight of the environment and how a single person can change hearts and minds to help make a difference.

"My favorite quote from the book is 'unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.' Those words motivate me every day and The Lotus Room is my way of making a small positive impact in the beautiful paradise where we live on the Treasure Coast," said Becca.

About The Lotus Room

The Lotus Room, established in 2013, is a full-service organic hair studio located in downtown Stuart, Florida. The company takes pride in providing an atmosphere that is comfortable, professional and free from harmful vibes and chemicals. The Lotus Room is the only certified Green Circle Salon on the Treasure Coast and one of only 10 throughout the state. Nearly 95 percent of its salon waste is recycled or repurposed, which keeps it out of landfills and waterways. Find the Lotus Room on Facebook at facebook.com/lotusroomforhair, on Instagram at instagram.com/thelotusroom_forhair, visit www.thelotusroomforhair.com or call 772-888-9234.