Hello There! I’m Gemma Vendetta. I’m a sole trader, a Mum to the most dynamic 10yr old Boy, a qualified Hairdresser, Makeup Artist, and Educator, and is 100% self-funded. Phew!
I am the brains, the brawn, and the madness behind Gemma Vendetta Cosmetics, I also run my styling business and can often be seen around Adelaide doing hair and makeup for special occasions and mostly weddings.
My products are 100% Australian Made and Owned, are Certified Cruelty-Free by Choose Cruelty Free, and also Certified Toxic-Free/Allergy Certified/Made Safe and Certified Vegan by Safe Cosmetics Australia.
Gemma Vendetta began after a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis in 2007. MS as its affectionately known is a degenerative autoimmune disease (triggered by allergens).
Whilst working as a Professional Hairdresser and Makeup Artist, I became frustrated by the ‘usual’ and widely accepted manufacturing ethos’ of the ‘big brands’, and wondered:
• Why was it the norm to use so many harmful chemicals in our beauty products, at the cost of our health and wellness?
• Why did I have to compromise my health and that of my clients with inferior and cheap nasty ingredients?
• Why were so many of our products not only made overseas but companies dominating the Australian market OWNED overseas?
• Why are beauty and cosmetics still tested on animals??
Do yourself a favour, and reap the healthy rewards. Be the change.