I'm Kat Russo, a hair colorist in New York City, specializing in the creation of all-natural homemade hair products. I'm committed to environmentally safe, ethically and locally sourced ingredients which are never animal tested. This commitment includes the use of recyclable glass and metal packaging, as well as sustainable and biodegradable packing materials.
My fascination with nature began as a child, exploring the woods and marveling at the bugs and plants that make a beautiful and mysterious world right in our backyards. I realized I wanted to dedicate myself to natural and sustainable practices that could utilize nature's gifts to help people while also being gentle with the environment. Becoming a hair colorist allowed me to realize my dream of helping people feel beautiful and confident, but I soon began to realize the level of waste that the industry contributes to the air and water supplies.
To make my products, I find a problem that needs solving. It's easy for me because I work in a super diverse neighborhood, and my clients talk to me about their issues. Then, I use all the resources I have to come up with a combination of herbs and oils that will help with these issues. I then work with my suppliers (fair trade, sustainable, organic...) to find what is available and I create a recipe.
I plan to keep exploring and creating natural products that make your everyday self care rituals more effective and sustainable.