With a strong interest in creating beautiful things, I started hairdressing at an early age. Being an introvert, it was a tough industry to be in but throwing myself into hair science, after 10+ years of training I became an expert in colour and naturally derived hair formulas. I moved away from traditional hairdressing early on to focus on my clients privately. My specialty was creating low maintenance, naturally healthy hair. I believed if you washed the hair less, using specific naturally derived products, you did not need to colour your hair as often. Because the hair was healthy the colour did not fade, which also meant the hair did not split… which also meant fewer trips to the salon.
I found most clients were not washing their hair correctly at home, either using too much product or not rinsing products out. This was making their hair feel dirty faster, meaning they would need to wash their hair more regularly, stripping it of natural oils. My philosophy is to wash the hair correctly and less frequently. This allows the hair to rebalance.
Throughout my career my big challenge has been finding the right products to help create beautiful hair, that shared my philosophies and were clean. Naturally derived became my mission. In the end I decided the only way to create the perfect range of products was to make them myself. And so I did. I worked with one of the best biochemists in the business, and over a six-year period, we created what I believe to be some of the best hair and skin products in the market.
Our products are greater than 95% naturally derived and organic. The perfect mix of purposeful and eco.
Restoring hair to its natural beauty
My process is simple. I start with our V&M Spa Balancing Shampoo to remove impurities from the hair, always washing the hair a second time with either our V&M Spa Balancing or Hydrating Shampoo, depending on the hair type. Then follow with our V&M Spa Treatment conditioner, which must be combed through the hair and rinsed well.
In 2007 when I started developing the V&M Spa Treatment Conditioner, I realised that my clients just didn’t have the time to use 20 minutes plus treatments – wasting water and wasting their precious time. So I developed the V&M Spa Treatment Conditioner to be an instant treatment that works to restore the cuticle. The formula I have created fills in the cuticle to give the appearance of no split ends without building up in the hair.
After creating the V&M Spa hair range of products, it was time to explore products that also nurture our precious skin. Beautiful hair needs beautiful skin to match. The V&M Spa Lavender Bath Milk and Body Wash were the first in our range. Both designed to nurture and enhance silky smooth, healthy skin
And we are busy working on extending our line.
Each product has the same purposeful philosophy of simplicity, nurturing, soothing, and of course natural. We spend around three years working on each product, only working on one product at a time. Our products are designed to empower you, allowing your hair to rebalance and restore to a natural healthy shine. All of our extracts and Native ingredients can be traced back to the source, working with suppliers who share the same values as ours. Our Kakadu Plum comes from the Bardi People in Lombadina, a Community on the Dampier Peninsula in the Kimberly Region of Western Australia.
It’s my commitment to my clients and my commitment to you.