My name is Brian Phillips. I'm the founder of WORLD Hair and Skin.
In 1993, I developed a severe case of contact dermatitis on my hands. After treatment with steroidal creams, the condition worsened. By luck, a client who was studying to be a naturopath came in for a cut. She looked at my hands and remarked that my skin was reacting to something I was using regularly, and suggested that I eliminate those toxins from my routine. Through a process of elimination, it became obvious the perm solution and gel were the culprits. After I stopped using these products in my salon, world SALON in downtown Canada, the dermatitis cleared up on its own.
Because of my own issues with toxins in hair care products, I became an eco-warrior for clean beauty in the 90's before green was a buzz word. I may have been ahead of the curve but my vision was to develop a line of products that were simple to use, clean, gentle yet effective.
This year, worldSALON, a Canadian leader not only in cutting edge styles, but in sustainable business practices is celebrating it's 30th anniversary
I have dabbled in every aspect of the hair industry from MAC makeup campaigns and fashion shows to coiffing the heads of celebs like Norah Jones, Jessica Stam, Kim Cattrall and James Marsden to name a few.
In 2010, I was honoured with being the first recipient of the Green Circle Salons Award for Environmental Stewardship and in 2015, I was very proud to receive The Green Champion Award from Environmental Defence for leadership in personal care products.
Now, I would like to share what I've learned over the years.
If you could find a line of products that are safe with healthy ingredients that you could use on your entire family, wouldn't you want to try them?