MISSIO Hair is an affordable-luxury brand of hair products with a mission to use beauty to restore hope and fight human trafficking. Founded in 2017, MISSIO is a hair product company that uses beauty to restore hope and fight human trafficking. The experiences of stylist Lorin Van Zandt serving women who had been exploited, along with her husband Kyle's desire to fight this injustice, led them to create hair products with purpose. MISSIO products offer stylist-designed and salon-tested hair products that support initiatives to educate salons in victim identification, serve women who are at-risk or in recovery from exploitation and give to non-profit partners fighting human trafficking worldwide.
MISSIO’s mission is to use beauty to restore hope and fight human trafficking. Every purchase supports MISSIO’s initiatives to EDUCATE salons and communities to identify potential victims, SERVE women at risk and in recovery, and GIVE to non-profits aiding in the rescue and rehabilitation of victims worldwide.
EDUCATION: MISSIO believes that if salons & hair stylists can be educated to identify potential victims of sex trafficking, we can prevent it from happening and/or aid in the rescue. With a curriculum created with experts on human trafficking and resources gathered from Polaris and local and federal law enforcement officials, MISSIO seeks to educate as many salons, stylists, and community members as possible through on-the-ground training and monthly webinars.
SERVING: There is healing in something as simple as a haircut, a style, a manicure, or a pedicure. This simple act helps restore confidence and worth. MISSIO has a private studio salon where they provide these services, at no charge, for women in need locally. They also coach and train other stylists around the country to use their gifts to restore a sense of worth in a victim of human trafficking through volunteering their time and their spaces. Strong partnerships with both salons and non-profits in this community allow MISSIO to connect stylists with these organizations to serve and volunteer their time.
GIVING: MISSIO gives to non-profit partners who are aiding in the rescue and restoration of victims of human trafficking, locally and globally. In addition to working with organizations in on-the-ground initiatives, MISSIO donates proceeds back to the organizations at the forefront of this fight.