The story about ZENZ Organic is the story about a hairdresser who changed the beauty industry.
"For me, beauty, fashion and health are naturalLY connected."
- Anne-Sophie Skjødt Villumsen
IT ALL STARTED WITH A DANISH ECO-CONSCIOUS HAIRDRESSER
The founder of ZENZ Organic Products is the Danish eco-conscious hairdresser Anne-Sophie Skjødt Villumsen. She started the first green hair salon in Denmark back in 1999. Today, ZENZ Organic Hairdressing has grown into a chain of sustainable green hair salons in the Copenhagen area, the capital of Denmark.
Already during her apprenticeship as a hairdresser, Anne-Sophie developed allergies towards traditional chemical hair products. In order to continue in the hairdressing business while helping others with the same problem, she began to develop healthier hair products.
In 2008 Jørgen Skjødt became co-owner of ZENZ and together they started to build the ZENZ beauty concept. In 2010 ZENZ launched the eco-labelled and professional haircare range ZENZ Organic Hair. Several product lines as organic treatment oils, botanical henna, mineral makeup and recently sun and skincare, have since been added to the ZENZ Organic Products portfolio.
Anne-Sophie Skjødt Villumsen and ZENZ have won several awards for both products and hairdressing talent. She became Hairdresser of the Year at the Danish Beauty Award 2015 and Green Hairdresser 2014 and Green Producer 2014 at the Scandinavian Green Cosmetics Award.
The current ZENZ Organic concept has been in business since 2010. The strategy for the first years was to develop a portfolio of products to support the ZENZ salons with organic and natural products. From 2015 the company started to work with distributors and resellers and in 2016 the franchise concept was launched.
ZENZ has two business divisions:
ZENZ Organic Hairdressing: Premium hair salon chain in Denmark, franchise salons in Norway, The Netherlands and Denmark. Concept salon in Australia, Iceland and Faroe Islands.
ZENZ Organic Products: Premium eco-friendly and allergy certified hair and beauty products are distributed to more than 15 countries and sold in approximately 700 resellers around the world.