Onesta Hair Care – Using Organic Ingredients in a Responsible Way

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Onesta Hair Care

With more than 20 years of experience in the hair care industry, Tom Redmond is the former owner of hair care product company Aussie. Tom Redmond leverages his experience as head of Aussie to lead Minnesota-based Onesta Hair Care, which uses natural products and strives to be environmentally responsible.

Onesta Hair Care uses the most organic ingredients possible in its wide selection of hair care products. All of the fragrances in the company’s products are certified organic botanical extracts, with no synthetic fragrances or harmful chemicals. In addition to exceeding FDA (Food and Drug Administration) regulations, Onesta’s formulas remain compliant with guidelines established by the European Union.

Also an environmentally friendly company, Onesta operates its business completely on wind energy to minimize its carbon footprint. The company even uses renewable packaging consisting of post-consumer resin bottles. Consumers can also rest assured that none of Onesta’s products contain animal products, as the company’s products have received approval from PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). To learn more about Onesta Hair Care and its products, visit


Hosanna! Church – On International and Domestic Missions

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Hosanna! Church

Having founded the Aussie brand of salon products, Tom Redmond now serves as president of Onesta Hair Care in Edina, Minnesota. Tom Redmond’s philanthropic activities include contributions to the ministerial activities of the Hosanna! Church in Lakeville and Shakopee, Minnesota.

These Lutheran congregations engage in a number of outreach ministries to benefit those in need locally and internationally:

Hosanna! Emergency Action Response Teams (HEART) offer assistance during times of natural disaster to those who are impacted. The church also works with outside agencies in the Twin Cities area.

The Hands of Freedom program in India assists persons who live in poverty. Local churches are empowered to be a center of spiritual, economic, and cultural redevelopment. Hands of Freedom encourages leadership skills among new pastors and members.

Training centers in Ethiopia, sponsored by the church, teach Christian values to local law enforcement and develop businesses to help those in need create income. It also finds sources to provide fresh drinking water.

Onesta Hair Care – Offering Natural, Chemical-Free Hair Products


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Onesta Hair Care

Tom Redmond is the former owner of Aussie, a hair product brand. Moving on from Aussie, Tom Redmond has begun promoting a new business venture, Onesta Hair Care, which he leads as president.

Onesta Hair Care is dedicated to providing high-quality hair care products free from synthetic fragrances, parabens, propylene glycol, and synthetic colors and dyes. Recognizing that many consumers wish to avoid these potentially harmful chemicals, Onesta Hair Care instead makes its products with natural ingredients, with all of its formulas containing botanical extracts that are certified organic.

The brand’s comprehensive menu of shampoos and conditioners contain Onesta’s Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acid Complex, which consists of a unique blend of macademia, kukui, and sunflower oils designed to strengthen hair from the root.

Onesta Hair Care also offers special conditioners with probiotics as well as a wide array of finishing products. For more information on the company and its products, visit

Wet Mountain Saddle Club Encourages Youth to Preserve Western Heritage

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Wet Mountain Saddle Club

The former owner of hair products company Aussie, Tom Redmond leverages his experience leading Aussie to promote a new hair care business venture called Onesta Hair Care. Outside of work, Tom Redmond contributes to the Wet Mountain Saddle Club in order to support the Annual Westcliffe Stampede and Rodeo in Custer County, Colorado.

The Wet Mountain Saddle Club strives to preserve western heritage by continuing traditional lifestyles and events. In pursuit of this mission, the club engages young people in a variety of club activities.

These activities include a youth mentoring program, through which young people who would other not have the opportunity learn to ride and develop an appreciation for horses. To keep this program operational, volunteers contribute time, effort, and horses. The program is open to youth aged 8 to 19 and involves one-one-one mentorship from a mentor who offers additional riding time outside of scheduled meetings, which occur once per month.

The Potential Dangers of Parabens

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A beauty products industry executive, Tom Redmond stands out as founder and former owner of the Aussie hair care company. Former Aussie owner Tom Redmond now stands out as president of Onesta, which manufactures and distributes natural and paraben-free hair care products.

Medical science has long known that a family of chemicals known as parabens can mimic the effects of the hormone estrogen on the body. According to a 2015 study published in Environmental Health Perspectives, this effect may be strong enough to increase the growth of tumor cells in the body.

The research team investigated the effects of parabens on HER2, a type of estrogen that is found in tumors and is linked to aggressive cancer growth. The team used growth factor heregulin to activate HER2 receptors, a process that prompted the development of breast cancer cells. When they exposed these cells to parabens, tumor cells proliferated more rapidly.

The team then lowered its use of heregulin and increased paraben exposure. Findings revealed that although paraben concentrations were 100 times less than those of the previously used heregulin, these findings add to previous research into the effects of paraben exposure, which studies have shown may contribute to a broad range of reproductive, gynecological, and other conditions.

Experts note that while there is not yet sufficient evidence to ban parabens and similar chemicals, consumers can reduce their exposure through informed product choice. Selected products should be specifically marked paraben-free, as some manufacturers list use such general terms as fragrances to note chemicals on ingredient lists, making it more difficult to determine actual ingredients.

Onesta Hair Care Gains PETA’s Approval

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Tom Redmond, founder of Aussie hair products, continues to bring innovations in hair care to market. Procter & Gamble Co. purchased the Aussie company in 2004, but Tom Redmond since has launched a new product line, Onesta Hair Care. Onesta is produced with natural ingredients and follows a sustainable, environmentally friendly philosophy.

Only natural fragrances made from organic botanical extracts are used in Onesta products. In addition, the company has avoided all forms of animal testing on its products and is included on PETA’s “Beauty Without Bunnies” list.

In order to be approved for the PETA list, a company must sign a statement of assurance that guarantees, among other things, that its product never has been involved in any kind of animal testing. PETA updates its online list of approved products frequently and distributes a printed list twice a year. Once a company is included on the list, it can license PETA’s “cruelty-free” bunny logo for use on products, literature, displays and websites. The logo makes it easy for consumers to see that products have met PETA’s stringent anti-cruelty standards.

The Nez Perce and the Battle of Bear Paw Mountains

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Battle of Bear Paw Mountains

Tom Redmond, the founder of Aussie hair products, has a history of giving back to his community. In addition to supporting several local charitable organizations while running the Aussie company, he was involved in returning 19th century Nez Perce artifacts to current members of the Native American tribe. The Boston Historical Society owned the artifacts, but when the society decided to sell the collection in 1990, Tom Redmond contributed money to the effort to return these items to their rightful owners.

The Nez Perce occupied large portions of the Pacific Northwest. At the time of the Lewis and Clark expedition in the early 1800s, the Nez Perce claimed about 17 million acres covering portions of modern-day Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

Members of the Nez Perce tribe engaged in battle with the United States over their refusal to leave their native land and move to a reservation. Following weeks of conflict in the fall of 1877, the tribe camped along the Snake Creek, 40 miles from the safety of the Canadian border. Scouts discovered the location of the camp, and fighting, led by Colonel Nelson Miles, resumed.

After several days, Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce surrendered, stating, “Hear me, my chiefs! I am tired. My heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands I will fight no more forever.”