One of the best things about a winter getaway is the chance to hit the slopes, spend time in nature, and find the perfect little spot to spoil yourself at afterwards. We already found our favorite cozy resort (see High Peaks Resort) and hidden gem of a steakhouse (see Great Adirondack Steak and Seafood Co.) in Lake Placid, but we also found the greenest, most eco-friendly and sexiest salon north of New York City.

River Rock Salon is an eco-boutique salon & spa inspired by the majestic beauty of the Adirondack Mountains. They live an organic and natural lifestyle and try to infuse that into every element of their salon, from the recycled floor to the refurbished woodwork beams and upcycled furniture. It’s a calming place of serenity that manages to marry nature, art and beauty.

The beauty world is not a thriving industry for an ‘organic’ lifestyle, but the River Rock Salon was actually born when founder Holly Kostoss discovered Eminence Organics, a natural skin care line that takes green to a whole new level. Each product you order with them is hand-picked and created per order, making everything as fresh, customizable and natural as can be.

The salon is an intimate setting right off main street, with everything from NYC standard cuts and coloring to fantastic facials and organic mani/pedis, including ‘all natural’ nail polish. Well, as all natural as you can get.

River Rock is a boutique style salon where they know the regulars and treat you like royalty whenever you pop in. They stay at the forefront of the beauty industry and keep their products and services as green as literally possible…not an easy feat in this life.

It’s just a different way of looking at things. You truly can make a difference in your every day choices. Apres ski in Lake Placid, make the better choice.