Organic Beauty Week
Karine Jackson has long been an advocate of organic colouring and hairdressing and her West End salon is the go-to venue for ethical values without compromising on performance or trend. This week marks the Soil Association’s annual Organic Beauty Week, a campaign to promote natural products with an ethical story.
Aussie-born Karine is a former London Hairdresser of the Year and a previous winner of the Most Wanted Hair Trend award and she excels at amazing colour, whether it’s an ice white blonde, a lived-in balayage, a bright pink or a denim blue.
Karine uses Vegan-friendly brands Organic Colour Systems and Unite; Organic Colour Systems display the PETA Cruelty-Free and Vegan logos and also sponsor Greenpeace. As an added bonus, Organic Colour Systems uses the lowest possible amount of PPD (the ingredient that makes hair colour permanent, necessary to cover greys, but also most associated with allergic reactions) and is free from ammonia. The products are made in Hampshire so boast a low carbon footprint and the company refuse to trade with countries or businesses that insist on or endorse animal testing.
“One of the biggest challenges of using organic colours; and one that I absolutely relish, is the preconceptions people have. I call it the ‘henna hangover’ – people think organic must mean less effective, that there must be a compromise. I’m here to say no! There’s no compromise and I strive to prove this every day.”
Karine offers Vegan hair services, meaning Vegans can enjoy high-end hairdressing with everything from the colour and products to the cookies and drinks (almond milk is available for tea in coffee) meeting their requirements. With stunning celebs embracing Veganism, including Natalie Portman, Kate and Rooney Mara, Jessica Chastain, Ellen Page, Ariana Grande, Ellie Goulding, Lea Michele and Alicia Silverstone, there’s a growing demand for salons using animal-free products.
Vegan cut and colour: £90 – £ 257 approx / Vegan colour: £62 – £167 approx
All Vegan services include complimentary cookies and drinks.