O&M stands for Original & Mineral. This brand was developed by a hairdresser in Australia who believed in transparency within the industry and sought out to develop a line of color and products that are truly safe for stylists and the consumer. Their mission was to create a professional hair care line without unnecessary harsh, and harmful chemicals, and they have succeeded in doing this.
At Salon Sassafras we have searched long and hard to find the best product lines which fit our sustainable ethos. When we came across O&M we felt like we hit the nail on the head. Not only do they make products and colors safe for the consumer and stylist, they don’t test on animals, and they use plastic sourced from recycled sea plastic. The packaging is not only produced in a sustainable and responsible way, they are helping clean the oceans in the process. This is a win win. When it comes to sustainability O&M also reduces the water used to make their products which means the shampoos and styling products more concentrated. This means you need to use less which gets you more bang for your buck.
O&M meets our core ethos in every way. The next question is does it meet our high quality standards? The answer is absolutely they do. The O&M hair color covers grey like nobody's business, leaves the hair soft and shiney, does not pull red in dark tones, and the list goes on and on. The products are super intuitive for the stylist and client. They have exactly what you need and nothing more, meeting yet another criteria for our ethos: minimalism. They are gentle on the hair and do not leave product build up or the hair feeling greasy and all their shampoos and conditioners are color safe.
All in all O&M gets an A+++ rating in our book which is why we took them on exclusively. We feel they are the highest quality hair care line on the market and we want to bring our clients only the best.