Successful celebrity stylist Peter Lamas stopped by Tiny Green Mom to answer some questions about Peter Lamas Products, his 100% Vegan line of skincare, haircare, and bodycare products that was launched in 2004.
An Interview with Celebrity Stylist Peter Lamas
Tell us about your eco-inspired company.
I worked as a hair and makeup stylist for many years and was appalled to see some of the harsh chemical ingredients that were being added to many commonly-used beauty products. I was determined to find a balance between nature and healthy science to create effective products that perform to a professional standard. Each product combines exotic extracts, powerful botanicals and potent herbs to enhance all skin and hair types. My company and I remain committed to being beauty innovators to make sure we offer products that are healthy for people and for the planet.
How do you choose to go green in your own life?
It is about making a conscious decision to be green and being aware of the effects of my actions on the environment. For example, I make sure to purchase products with the least amount of packaging to reduce waste or buy products that use recycled materials. I also tend to eat locally grown, organic food to make sure no harmful pesticides were used. Even if it is something as simple as switching to LED lighting – these small changes add up.
Guilty green pleasure?
There plenty of great restaurants that offer macrobiotic or sustainable foods. The food tastes amazing and you know the meal is healthy for your body and for the environment.
Can you offer any encouraging words for those with a small sustainable business?
Be conscious of your expenses. Being green does not mean you have to pay more for materials and services. Also, just like any other business, you need focus, commitment and determination to succeed.
*Images provided by Peter Lamas Products.*