A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of sitting down with Gemma Innes an entrepreneur, a mum and one of Perth’s few hairdressing salons providing a holistic low-tox approach to her hairdressing services. We talked all things hair, low-tox ingredients and trendy and taboo topics. Here is our interview with her below…
With the right products I know I make a positive difference in the experiences of my clients. My big thing is to make sure that ultimately they have a pleasurable experience not just with the results of their hair but also whilst they sit in my chair. They have shared with me that they no longer get headaches, their scalp doesn’t burn or feel irritated, no harsh smells or chest tightness that you sometimes get when we are using mainstream colours. They notice straight away when they step in my salon that it doesn’t smell like harsh chemicals, it smells fresh and nice like essential oils.
I also take a holistic view in the service I provide by looking at their lifestyle as well as what they would like to achieve with their visit to my salon. Sometimes I have to do cleansing shampoos to remove buildup, or if they’ve been on any kind of medication, so I take their whole body into account as well as their lifestyle.
Venus - What are the services of your holistic salon? Can you offer what a mainstream salon can offer?
Gemma - Yes I definitely can do anything a mainstream salon can do! I can still achieve amazing blondes, great grey coverage, everything that everyone thinks you cant achieve, you can achieve with low-tox products.