Erica Jayne Clavin
holistic cosmetologist + henna artist
I have been a professional in the beauty industry since 2010. My passion for safer alternatives to traditional cosmetics developed while I was studying cosmetology at Upper Cape Tech in Bourne, MA. I suffered from various skin rashes and migraines which were directly related to what we were using in school. When we began studying product chemistry, the reality of our conventional products became clear to me. I thought that products were made from ingredients that are natural and beneficial to us. Boy, was I wrong. I pride myself on my ability to offer my clients products from companies that put their money where their mouth is. That is, companies that actually care for the environment and their consumers.
I have my bachelor's degree in Anthropology with a minor in Middle East Studies from Bridgewater State University. Throughout my program, I hand selected courses that would give me a well rounded understanding of how we interact with our environment, and what is means to be "green."
Additional courses in business management, cultural studies, and geography broadened my understanding of the power dynamics at play in globalization. The biological anthropology courses offered at BSU provided me with a solid foundation to identify areas of "green washing" and use scientific evidence to analyze solutions to a variety of issues we face today.
Some influential courses include:
Biological Anthropology, Evolutionary Nutrition, Environmental Geography, Principles of Management, Culture and Consciousness, Lives of Women, Ancient Philosophy, Chemistry in Everyday Life, Law and The Judicial Process, Forensic Anthropology, Forensic Geology, Research Methods in Anthropology, Anthropological Theory + more.
I focused on the Arabic language as well as cultural and socio-political experiences of various ethnic groups of the Middle East. Survey of Islamic Art & Architecture, Monuments as Cultural Symbols of Power, Digging up the Past in the Ancient Near East, Goddesses in Lore & Life, and Peoples & Cultures of the Middle East are the courses that strengthened my relationship with henna body adornment & beyond.
MA based studio focused on organic hair, nails & henna.
GREEN: a word with many layers of meaning.
Green with Envy is more than just an idiom, it is my philosophy. Most consider the phrase to be a metaphor for jealousy, but I view the phrase in a completely different light. Green is a term used loosely as environmental responsibility hits mainstream consciousness. Compassion, integrity, and generosity are traits better associated with the term green, as the color green found in nature represents all that has been well taken care of by the elements. Envy is a word charged with power and passion. Together the words green and envy signify my personal driving force; my passion and concern for the well-being of our Earth. Show yourself and the world around you some respect--Live Green with Envy.
A grotto is a picturesque cave either naturally or artificially made, and often associated with human spiritual use. The private location in the lower level of Plaza 100 Salon earns the tittle of grotto as it is secluded, but filled with character creating a relaxing and meditative ambiance.
My favorite definition of oasis comes from dictionary.com, “something serving as a refuge, relief, or pleasant change from what is usual, annoying, difficult, etc.” It is my mission to provide a unique experience for my guests. Release tension, energize, and create a new you in a private environment where you chose the music and conversation.