Meet Tabitha James-Kraan
I was born into an “Organic” home, when organic just meant growing your own pesticide free vegetables and rearing livestock…..
a big change from the 21st Century!
From a young age all I wanted to be was an hair artist. Determined to be the best, I fully immersed myself into training with the brightest talents of the time, most notably Vidal Sassoon and neighbouring London academies, absorbing as much information as possible.
With a loan from the Prince’s Trust in 1993, I opened my salon in the Cotswolds at the age of 23. I brought a city style element to Cotswolds hairdressing, which proved to be exceedingly popular.
In 1999, whilst pregnant with my first child, I had a lightbulb moment. Following a conversation with my midwife I was enlightened to the fact that what I was putting onto my body, in the form of chemical based hair dyes would be passed on to my unborn child. Up to 60% of skin products are absorbed directly into the body, therefore up to 60% of all the chemicals I was dying my hair with would be passed on. If this was what I was exposing my body, and my child to, undoubtedly it was also putting my clients at risk.
From then on the Tabitha James Kraan brand underwent a complete reinvention. From salon haircare, to recyclable and sustainable hardware, I remodelled my practices to reflect my new outlook.
I wanted to show the world how easy, effective and satisfying it is to lead a natural and organic life, thus heralding the beginning of a new era in my career as I rebranded and reopened my now pioneering organic salon in the Cotswolds; the first of it’s kind. As my knowledge and experience of organic products progressed I became frustrated not being able to find pure products I wanted to work with, to get the best out of hair naturally. Then came the big step…..I decided to make them myself!
Tabitha James Kraan Organic products came into existence in 2013. After extensive performance testing in the salon with my loyal and devoted clients they were officially launched to the world in April 2015. We haven’t looked back!
Developed to protect the naturally recurring oils and rejuvenate hair and scalp health, I took my love of all things organic to a new level. My range of professional products are set to revolutionise the market with their very high content of certified organic ingredients. My intention will always be to deliver the cleanest possible options for hair care with professional performance and delicious scents. My organic and natural products will nourish and feed your hair, and won’t harm the planet.
Although I admit to being a self-confessed hair geek, my life doesn’t just revolve around hair….. As a wife, a mother of two wonderful boys, a keen equestrian, an owner of two very cheeky pugs (Artie & Ava), a business woman and a hands-on organic hairdresser I’m always busy. But nothing comes second in my life so the passion and belief in what I’m doing is so important.
Thank you for following me on my journey.