At Tula Organic we value the well-being of both our clients and our planet. Our mission is to provide a relaxing environment for beauty services that are luxurious yet sustainable. We believe that true beauty is best attained through green business practices, pure organic ingredients, and a loving relationship with our local community.
Tula Organic is located at 2629 Murray Avenue in the Morrowfield Building. Metered street parking is available directly outside of the salon. Free street parking is available on Morrowfield Avenue about a block from the salon.
We currently accept Cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover as forms of payment. Tips may be added to your credit card if desired.
Becky Goodwin (Owner/Stylist) is a Pittsburgh native with over a decade of design experience. She graduated from Penn State University's Schreyer Honors College with a B.A. in Media Design and an Honors in Business. This collegiate experience places her in a unique position to offer intelligent and creative solutions during a consultation. As a cosmetologist, Becky has fallen in love with the combination of artistry and customer service that the beauty industry demands. In an effort to become a true artist, she is enthralled with continuing education and dreams of someday vacationing at the Vidal Sassoon Academy. She has participated in training through Aveda, Sukar, and M.A.C. Cosmetics. Above all, she believes in empowering women by showing them how to enhance their natural beauty.
True beauty is best attained through green business practices, pure organic products, and a loving relationship with the local community. Becky has made eco-friendly living a priority in her personal life and knows that it will be a priority for Tula Organic Salon and Spa as well. In addition to providing creative and professional beauty services, she also dreams of composting, drinking comforting organic teas, and supporting local artists and musicians.
When Becky isn't behind the chair, she can probably be found working on Tula's website, knitting an organic wool scarf, or balancing precariously on her unicycle.
Emily Askin (Owner/Stylist) brings extensive professional experience in hair, make-up, and personal styling to Tula. Trained at New York City's Aveda Institute, Emily served clients in a variety of Manhattan salons in addition to her industry portfolio, which primarily included theater, television, and print. In that capacity, her hair and makeup work was featured in national commercials and advertising campaigns for Dove Real Beauty, American Living by Ralph Lauren, and numerous others. Additionally, Emily has coiffed and powdered for various Broadway productions, New York Fashion Week, and even a Funny or Die video! After returning to her hometown in 2010, Emily has established herself as a leader in hair and makeup session work for the commercial and advertising industries in Pittsburgh, not to mention dozens of weddings, bar mitzvahs, and individual television appearances. Her clients here have included UPMC, Sunny-D, Connections Academy, and Rivers Casino. Emily is a certified Master Colorist with L'oreal Professional.
Emily earned her degree in Theater Studies from Kenyon College. When she isn't busy at Tula making Pittsburghers more beautiful, you can find her teaching and performing Improv Comedy at Steel City Improv Theater.
Emily's motto is, "Be yourself, and beauty will follow."
Stephanie Demetri (Stylist) is a New Hampshire native with a passion to create. She is inspired by the opportunity to help people look and feel their best through her dedication to her craft. Her modern cuts and innovative up-styles are best complimented by a bold new color or subtle hand painted balayage highlights which accentuate their best features. After earning a BFA from the New Hampshire Institute of Art where she studied sculpture & jewelry, she then discovered her true medium at the Continental Academy of Hair Design. Since graduating she has moved forward to train under elite hair educators throughout New England. When she's not doing hair, Stephanie loves to get outdoors and spend time with her friends and family!
Lena Loshonkohl (Stylist) approaches beauty from a creative standpoint, with almost a decade of salon experience. Her primary focus is the individuality, happiness and comfort of each person that walks into the salon. She places a strong emphasis on consultations and concise communication in order to address the needs of her clients. Lena recently completed a B.F.A. in Fine Arts with a focus in Printmaking and Painting. When not at the salon, she can be found riding her bike, working on collaborative printmaking projects, or reading whatever books she can get her hands on.
Laura Foehl (Stylist) is a rural eastern PA native and the youngest of eight children, Brady bunch style. She moved to Pittsburgh to attend the Art Institute, and received her degree in Interior Design in 2012. From there, she followed her lifelong dream of becoming a hairstylist. Her love for design, fantasy, and all things bold and beautiful helped her cultivate her mission as a stylist: to make everyone feel like the star of their own story. Laura has attended advanced education both in Pittsburgh and in Las Vegas. She is certified in Donna Bella Milan and Cinderella hair extensions, as well as Kett airbrush makeup. Laura would love the opportunity to make you feel like the best you! When not at the salon, you can find Laura working on her scrapbooks, hanging out with her right hand man, or lounging with a book surrounded by her two cats: Chanel and Armani, and her Pit Bull: Loki.
Jen Defoe (Stylist) has a lifelong romance with art and fashion, and her love for hair is a natural extension of that. After finishing art school and working in the fashion industry in NYC, she found her way to Pittsburgh and began her education as a hair stylist. She received her license in 2010 and started her career as a stylist in a downtown Pittsburgh salon. She believes in taking time to listen to her clients and loves it when they leave the salon feeling renewed and great about their hair. In addition to working at Tula, Jen also teaches elementary art at Kentucky Avenue School in Shadyside. She spends her free time with her husband and two children, drawing, cooking and reading.
Melissa Collier (Stylist) is a country girl at heart but has been living in Pittsburgh since 2009. She has been with Aveda for over 6 years and has attended many hair shows as well as education classes. She really enjoys the art of coloring and cutting. She is also an esthetician at Renew Skincare, where clients can come to relax and feel youthful. Melissa enjoys being outside and spending time with friends and family.
- Editorial Styling | PGH | 2/15
- Hair Color Magic - Color Class | PGH | 3/15
- Pure Blonding - Color Class | PGH | 3/15
- Culture Clash - Cutting Class | PGH | 5/14
- Pure Foiling - Artful Highlights | PGH | 4/13
- Merging Color - Inspired Color | PGH | 4/13
- Master Your Mix - Art of Color | PGH | 4/13
- | NYC | 4/12
- Cutting with | PGH | 3/12
- All Natural Hair Removal | PGH | 2/12
- reVISIONed Color Line | PGH | 1/12
At Tula Organic we strive to be as organic and as sustainable as possible, while providing services that are still effective. As an Aveda Family Salon and Spa, our products contain a high percentage of organic raw herbal ingredients and organic essential oils. All Aveda products are free of parabens, EDTA, GMOs, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, VOCs, and petrochemicals. 99% of the products used here are also vegan friendly! Aveda's products are sustainably sourced, packaged in up to 100% post consumer recycled plastic, manufactured using 100% wind power, and never tested on animals. For more information visit. We also use Sukar brand sugaring paste as a 100% natural method of hair removal.
Here are some of the measurable elements that make Tula Organic a sustainable business: hair donated to local farms for pest control, reclaimed wood and upcycled interior, recycling, energy star appliances, sustainably sourced products, website hosting that is 100% wind powered, water for guests that is filtered and not bottled, compact fluorescent bulbs, business cards made from 100% recycled paper, upcycled gift cards made from vintage yearbooks, and green cleaning products. We hope this list will continue to grow as we find new ways to care for the world we live in.